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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...
UNITED STATES nonfarm business employee output per hour increased at a 1.9 percent annualized rate in the fourth quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. productivity gains exceed forecasts even as output cools

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States last quarter exceeded forecasts though were little changed from the prior reading as output and...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management index fell to 54.2 from 56.6 in February. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge falls to two-year low as orders cool

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States factories fell to a two-year low in February, cooling more than expected with a broad decline...
U.S. RETAIL SALES declined 1.2 percent from the prior month in December, according to Commerce Department figures released Thursday after a four-week delay due to the shutdown. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. retail sales fall most in 9 years amid stock plunge

NEW YORK - United States retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, posting the worst drop in nine years in a sign of slower economic...
UNITED STATES manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a 5.2-point drop to a two-year low of 54.1 points on the Institute for Supply Management index. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge tumbles by most since 2008 as orders cool

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a fresh sign of deceleration in the...
ECONOMISTS PROJECT job growth to slow in December and forward into 2019 after acceleration in most of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Economists see no repeat for strong 2018 U.S. job gains

NEW YORK - As the United States wraps up a year of surprisingly strong job growth, such gains are unlikely to repeat in the next...
THE U.S. CONSUMER confidence index decreased from 136.4 to 128.1 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer confidence drops to 5-month low as outlook dims

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence slumped in December to the lowest level in five months as expectations deteriorated, the latest sign Americans...

Home price gains in 20 U.S. cities slow for a seventh...

WASHINGTON – Home prices in 20 U.S. cities slowed in October for a seventh consecutive month, extending the longest streak since 2014, a sign of...
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