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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...
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...
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