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U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly drop to lowest in 7 months

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since April, signaling resilience in the labor market ahead of...
THE U.S. GOODS TRADE deficit decreased to $66.5 billion in October from $70.5 billion the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed in Oct. as imports plunged

WASHINGTON – The United States merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to the lowest in more than a year as imports plummeted, signaling the impact of...
UNTIED STATES gross domestic product expanded at a 1.9% annualized rate in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. economy holds up with 1.9% growth on consumer strength

WASHINGTON – A resilient American consumer helped the United States economy expand more than forecast in the third quarter, assuaging concerns for now of...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined by 10,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly decline to a three-week low

WASHINGTON – Applications for unemployment benefits in the United States unexpectedly declined to a three-week low despite a strike by General Motors Co. workers...
U.S. JOB OPENINGS declined 31,000 to 7.22 million in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

Job openings in U.S. declined in July to a five-month low

WASHINGTON – United States job openings declined in July to a five-month low, signaling a pause in demand for workers ahead of a cooling...
U.S. GDP for the second quarter was revised down to 2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

U.S. Q2 growth revised down to 2% pace from 2.1%

WASHINGTON – United States economic growth decelerated in the second quarter by more than initially reported, with stronger consumer spending offset by weaker readings...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined to to 209,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims Aug. 3: Drop shows firm labor market

WASHINGTON –  Applications for United States unemployment benefits declined for the second time in three weeks, indicating the labor market is holding steadfast in...

Goldman says 4,000 conference calls show dimmer U.S. outlook

NEW YORK – Sentiment expressed in public communications by the biggest American companies slumped in June to the lowest level in at least a...
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped to 221,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Jobless claims in U.S. decline for second time in three weeks

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined for the second time in three weeks, a sign the labor market is holding up,...
UNITED STATES payrolls rose 75,000 in May after a downwardly revised 224,000 advance the prior month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. payrolls rise 75,000, missing forecasts as wage gains cool

NEW YORK –  United States employers last month added the fewest workers in three months as wage gains cooled, suggesting broader economic weakness and...
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