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U.S. RETAIL SALE increased 4.2 percent year over year in November./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales top estimates as core measure up most in...

NEW YORK - United States retail sales topped forecasts in November as a key measure jumped by the most in a year and October...

U.S. jobless claims fall to 12-week low amid tight labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest since September, returning to hover near an almost five-decade...
UNITED STATES PRIVATE PAYROLLS increased by 179,000 in November, according to the ADP Research Institute. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Companies added U.S. workers at slower pace last month, ADP says

NEW YORK - Companies added fewer workers than forecast to United States payrolls in November, though the pace of gains remained relatively healthy.Private payrolls...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE Beige Book reported that a moderate economic expansion continued in New England, much like the rest of the nation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed says growth still modest or moderate while optimism ebbs

NEW YORK - Optimism over prospects for growth at U.S. firms has begun to fade even as a majority of Federal Reserve districts continued to...
THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT index, which aims to capture manufacturing business conditions, increased to 59.3 from 57.7 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge tops estimates as jobs, orders rebound

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing rebounded in November as new orders picked up and companies added workers, indicating that factories remain...
CONSUMER PURCHASES rose 0.6 percent in October after a downwardly revised 0.2 percent advance, according to Commerce Department data. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer spending picks up; Inflation below forecast

NEW YORK - Americans’ spending rose by more than forecast in October, giving the biggest part of the economy a solid start to the quarter,...
U.S. JOBLESS claims increased by 10,000 to 234,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. hit 6-month high during holiday week

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose for a third week to the highest level since May, potentially reflecting volatility around two...
THE UNITED STATES CONSUMER consumer confidence index declined to 135.7 in November, the first decline in five months. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. consumer confidence cooled this month from 18-year high

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence fell in November for the first time in five months, cooling from an 18-year high, as optimism...
CONFIDENCE AMONG U.S. homebuilders plummeted in November by the most since 2014. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. homebuilder index drops by most since ’14 as rates rise

NEW YORK - Confidence among United States homebuilders plummeted by the most since 2014 as the highest borrowing costs in eight years restrain demand,...
U.S. RETAIL SALES rose by the most in five months in October, driven by automobiles, fuel and building materials. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Retail sales show U.S. spending solid but no longer gangbusters

NEW YORK - Americans are still shopping - just not at the gangbusters pace seen earlier in the year.October retail sales rose by the...
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