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UNITED STATES productivity rose 1.3 percent year over year in the July-September period. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. productivity posts best back-to-back quarters since 2015

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States posted the best back-to-back quarters since 2015, echoing a pickup in economic growth and offering some...
THE UNITED STATES consumer price index slowed to a 2.3 percent annual gain, the least since February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. core inflation trails estimates as used-car prices tumble

NEW YORK - A gauge of underlying United States inflation was below estimates in September as used-vehicle costs fell and housing rents cooled, signaling...
THE UNITED STATES producer-price index increased 2.6 percent year over year in September. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. producer prices increase for first time in 3 months

NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose for the first time in three months amid a surge in gauges reflecting airfares and rail-transportation...
A NET 37 percent of firms report offering higher compensation in September, according to the monthly jobs report from the National Federation of Independent Business, / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. small-business pay gains at record as firms fight for staff

NEW YORK - A record share of small-business owners in the United States say they’re raising overall pay to attract workers and retain employees amid...
U.S. CONSUMER SPENDING rose at its slowest pace in six months in August, while inflation remained muted, although this New Orleans ice cream shop seemed to be doing well in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

U.S. consumer spending cools; inflation stays near Fed goal

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending rose in August at the slowest pace in six months, moderating from more robust readings on the biggest part of...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 203,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims declined to fresh post-1969 low last week

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest in almost five decades, indicating a tight job market, Labor...
THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT increased 9.5 percent to $50.1 billion in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. trade gap widens most since 2015; Record China deficit

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened in July by the most in three years and the gap with China hit a record...
UNITED STATES purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, rose 0.4 percent from the prior month for the second straight time, while incomes advanced 0.3 percent, less than projected. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. consumer spending, inflation rose in July; Incomes cooled

NEW YORK - United States consumer spending extended gains into July and inflation rose to a six-year high, reflecting economic strength that should keep...
UNITED STATES gross domestic product grew at a 4.2% annualized rate, a slightly faster pace than previously estimated on revisions to imports and software spending. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. second-quarter growth revised up to 4.2% on software, trade

NEW YORK - The United States economy expanded in the second quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated on revisions to imports and...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 2,000 to 210,000 this week, the third straight week of decline. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Jobless claims fall for third week in tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell for a third week and remain near the lowest in almost five decades, indicating...
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