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THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

U.S. small-business optimism climbs to second highest on record

NEW YORK - A gauge of optimism among United States small-business owners increased to the second highest on record as companies benefited from tax cuts...

Job openings in U.S. increased to 6.66M in June

NEW YORK - United States job openings edged higher in June, providing evidence of a job market that’s still tight with Americans feeling confident...

U.S. payrolls rise 157,000 while wage gains hold at 2.7%

NEW YORK - United States hiring cooled in July after more-robust gains than previously reported, while the unemployment rate slipped back below 4 percent...

U.S. retail sales advance for fifth month, May revised up

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose for a fifth month in June and figures from May were revised upward amid gains at auto...
UNITED STATES filings for unemployment benefits declined to a two-month low: last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims fall to two-month low amid July 4 holiday

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week to a two-month low, reflecting volatility that's typical around...
U.S. LABOR MARKET payrolls rose 213,000 month to month in June and 2.4 million year over year. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. payrolls rise 213,000; Wage gains slow, unemployment up

NEW YORK - United States hiring topped forecasts in June while unemployment rose from an 18-year low and wage gains unexpectedly slowed, indicating the labor...
U.S JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 3,000 to 218,000 last week, hovering near the lowest levels in almost five decade. / BLOOMBERG FIEL PHOTO.LUKE SHARRETT

Fewest jobless claims in 6 weeks show strong U.S. job market

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined to a six-week low, indicating the job market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed...
THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX in the U.S. increased 3.1 percent year over year, the most since January 2012. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. producer prices climb more than forecast on fuel costs

NEW YORK – United States producer prices rose more than forecast in May as the cost of fuels surged by the most in three...
THE U.S. CPI IN MAY rose 2.8 percent from a year earlier, the fastest pace in more than six years. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages

NEW YORK - United States inflation accelerated in May to the fastest pace in more than six years, reinforcing the Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS declined by 1,000 to 222,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. jobless claims at four-week low amid tight labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits ticked down to a four-week low, the latest sign that the job market remains robust,...
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