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THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT index, a measurement of the health of the U.S. manufacturing industry, rose to 55.3 from 54.2 as three of five main components increased. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge rises from two-year low on jobs advance

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States factories topped estimates in March, rising from a two-year low on strength in employment and orders...
AMERICAN CONSUMER SPENDING in January rose 0.1 percent from the prior month after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent drop, according to the Commerce Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer spending misses forecasts as prices ease

NEW YORK - United States consumer spending in January was short of projections while inflation eased, an early read on the economy in the...
U.S. GDP in the fourth quarter was revised down from a 2.6 percent annualized rate to a 2.2 percent annualized rate. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. Q4 growth pace revised down to 2.2% from 2.6%

NEW YORK - United States economic growth cooled by more than initially reported last quarter on revisions to consumer and government spending, signaling mounting...
CORPORATE AMERICA brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the United States in 2018, short of the $4 trillion President Donald Trump said would return as a result of the 2017 tax overhaul. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

President’s offshore cash promise falters as $665B returns

NEW YORK - Corporate America brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the United States last year, falling short of the $4 trillion...

U.S. Jan. trade gap narrows as imports from China plummet

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit pulled back in January from the widest level in a decade as imports from China plunged,...
BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CEO Economic Outlook Index fell 9.2 points to 95.2 in the first quarter, the lowest since the third quarter of 2017. / COURTESY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

U.S. CEO optimism cools as global uncertainty dims outlook

NEW YORK - Optimism among CEOs of large United States companies cooled for a fourth straight quarter amid greater uncertainty about global economic growth,...
UNTIED STATES manufacturing output fell 0.4 percent in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly shrinks in Feb.

NEW YORK - United States factory production slumped for a second month in February, missing forecasts for a pickup, indicating headwinds from the trade...
UNITED STATES jobless claims rose to 229,000 in the week ended March 9. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. jobless claims rise to a four-week high, topping forecast

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high and exceeded estimates, a sign the labor market may be...
U.S. INFLATION unexpectedly slowed in February amid falling prices for autos and prescription drugs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

U.S. core inflation unexpectedly cools on autos, drugs

NEW YORK - A key measure of underlying United States inflation unexpectedly eased in February amid falling prices for autos and prescription drugs, giving...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 20,000 in February after an upwardly revised 311,000 gain one month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. payroll gains plunge to 20,000 as wages top estimates

NEW YORK - United States hiring was the weakest in more than a year while wage gains were the fastest of the expansion and...
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