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Payrolls in U.S. rose 209,000 in July, unemployment at 6.2%

WASHINGTON – Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month in July, showing the world’s largest economy is...

Industrial production climbed 0.2% in June, Fed says

WASHINGTON – Industrial production climbed 0.2 percent in June, capping the strongest quarter in almost four years and indicating manufacturers are providing a bigger...

Trade gap shrinks more than forecast on record exports

The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed more than forecast in May on record exports, signaling a pickup in global growth that will boost...

Pending sales of existing homes rise by most in four years

WASHINGTON – The number of contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes jumped in May by the most in more than four years, a...

U.S. economy shrank in first quarter by most in five years

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter by the most since the depths of the last recession as consumer spending cooled. Gross...

Consumer prices increase by most in more than a year

WASHINGTON – The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than forecast in May, reflecting broad-based gains that signal inflation will move closer...

Americans filed fewest jobless claims in past month since 2007

WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in seven years, a sign the labor...

Service industries grow at fastest pace since Aug.

WASHINGTON – Service industries expanded in May at the fastest pace in nine months as orders picked up, indicating improving sales will help the...

Economy shrank early this year for first time since 2011

WASHINGTON – The economy in the U.S. contracted for the first time in three years from January through March as companies added to inventories...

Growing exports shrink trade gap as global demand stirs

WASHINGTON – The biggest gain in U.S. exports in nine months helped narrow the trade deficit in March, pointing to a revival of global...

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