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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...
THE U.S. TRADE deficit in goods and services shrank to $50.8 billion in April as both exports and imports declined. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Exports, imports both plummet as U.S. trade deficit narrows

NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit narrowed in April as both exports and imports tumbled, highlighting the impact of President Donald Trump’s...
THE UNITED STATES consumer-price index increased 0.3% monthly and 2% annually in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer-price gains miss estimates, testing Powell’s view

NEW YORK – A key measure of United States consumer prices rose by less than expected in April on lower used-car and apparel costs,...
THE OVERALL U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened 0.7% to $72.4 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap with China shrank in March to lowest since...

NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit with China decreased to the narrowest in almost three years as imports slowed and exports advanced,...
UNITED STATES payrolls climbed by 263,000 in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobs top forecast at 263K gain; wages miss estimates

PROVIDENCE – The United States economy accelerated its rebound from a recent soft patch as unemployment unexpectedly fell to a fresh 49-year low amid...
UNITED STATES purchases increased 0.9 percent in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. March consumer spending picks up as core inflation cools

NEW YORK - United States consumer spending rebounded in March while the Federal Reserve's preferred underlying inflation gauge eased to a one-year low, reinforcing...
U.S. GDP increased at a 3.2% annualized rate from January through March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/BRYAN VAN DER BEEK

U.S. growth of 3.2% tops forecasts on trade, inventory boost

NEW YORK - United States economic growth accelerated by more than expected in the first quarter on a big boost from inventories and trade...
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