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UNITED STATES jobless claims increased to 231,000 last week, a four-week high. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims hit four-week high amid federal shutdown

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high at year’s end, amid holidays that tend to make the...
THE DECEMBER CONSUMER SENTIMENT index rose from 97.5 in the prior month to 98.3, topping estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. consumer sentiment rises in Dec., topping estimates

NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment unexpectedly improved as views on economic conditions improved, helping bolster the outlook for American spending.The University of...
UNITED STATES jobless claims climbed to 214,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims rise, though still show solid labor market

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose for the first time in three weeks while remaining near levels showing a tight...
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...
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