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THE FED’S preferred core price gauge - tied to spending and excluding food and energy - rose 0.2% from the prior month and 1.6% from a year earlier following a downwardly revised 1.5% in march, according to a commerce department report. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Fed’s preferred core-price gauge picks up while spending gains

NEW YORK – A crucial measure of United States inflation watched by the Federal Reserve picked up in April for the first time this...
U.S. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE rose in May, according to The Conference Board. Consumer confidence in current conditions also hit an 18-year high for the month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. consumer confidence tops forecasts, hits six-month high

NEW YORK – United States consumer confidence rose by more than expected to the highest level since November as Americans felt the best about...

U.S. business-equipment orders post biggest drop in four months

NEW YORK – Orders with United States factories for business equipment declined in April by the most in four months, signaling deepening fallout from the...
THE UNITED STATES preliminary consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan rose to 102.4 in May, topping estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. consumer sentiment jumps to 15-year high on upbeat outlook

NEW YORK – United States consumer sentiment jumped to the strongest level since 2004 on a surge in economic expectations following an unexpectedly strong...
U.S. FACTORY OUTPUT Manufacturing output contracted 0.5% in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT/GETTY IMAGES

U.S. factory output falls for a third time in 4 months

NEW YORK - United States factory production fell in April for a third time in four months with a broad decline led by weakness...
THE NUMBER OF U.S. positions waiting to be filled rose by 346,000 in March to 7.49 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings increase by most in a year, topping estimates

NEW YORK – United States job openings rebounded more than expected in the biggest gain in a year, indicating demand for workers remains healthy...
THE UNITED STATES goods-trade gap grew to $71.4 billion from $70.9 billion in February, / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. goods-trade gap widens to $71.4B on import increase

NEW YORK – America’s merchandise-trade deficit widened in March for the first time in three months as an increase in imports exceeded the rise...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S U.S. employment cost index increased 2.8% from a year earlier at the end of the first quarter of 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. employment costs rise 0.7% in first quarter, as forecast

NEW YORK – United States employment costs held up at a steady pace in the first quarter as wages firmed, signaling some buildup of...
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased 37,000 to 230,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims rise most since 2017, topping estimates

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose the most since late 2017, while still remaining in the range of what’s considered...
UNITED STATES existing-home sales decreased for a fourth time in five months despite lower mortgage rates, sustained wage gains and slower home price appreciation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

U.S. existing-home sales drop for fourth time in five months

NEW YORK - Sales of previously owned United States homes eased more than forecast in March, suggesting the housing market is still finding its...
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