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US. RETAIL SALES increased 0.6 percent month to month in March and 0.3 percent year over year./ BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. retail sales rebound in sign consumer weakness transitory

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose by more than expected in March in the first gain in three months, suggesting consumer demand...
JOB SEEKERS review notes during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles in March. / PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

U.S. job openings ease from near-record while layoffs decline

WASHINGTON – U.S. job openings pulled back in February from a near-record in the previous month, as employers had some success in filling vacancies...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 9,000 to 233,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. fell last week amid holiday volatility

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits eased last week following a spike reflecting volatility around spring holidays, Labor Department data showed Thursday.Highlights...
JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 242,000 for the week ended March 31. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to highest in almost three months

PROVIDENCE - United States filings for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week to the highest in almost three months amid holidays that may...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 3,000 to 229,000 for the week ended March 17. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. jobless claims inch up while benefit rolls lowest since ’73

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment insurance crept higher while the number of Americans on benefit rolls fell to the lowest level since...
U.S. EXISTING HOME SALES rose 3 percent month to month in February and median sales price rose 5.9 percent year over year to $241,700. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

U.S. existing-home sales rebound even as inventory remains tight

NEW YORK - Sales of previously-owned United States homes rose more than expected in the first gain in three months, indicating that job gains and...

U.S. housing starts cooled in February after robust January

WASHINGTON – U.S. new-home construction cooled by more than expected in February on a reversal in the volatile multifamily category, while building remained on...
U.S. CONSUMER PRICES increased 0.2 percent in February from January, keeping the economy on the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation path. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. inflation firmed in February without outsize acceleration

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices continued to firm in February, indicating inflation is creeping up toward the Federal Reserve’s target without the kind of breakout...
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT MADE SIGNIFICANT GAINS in February, according to ADP, beating expectation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Companies in U.S. add more jobs than expected, ADP data show

WASHINGTON – Companies in the United States added more workers in February than expected, underscoring continued strengthening in the labor market, according to data...
FIGURES FROM the Institute for Supply Management show U.S. manufacturing is being fueled by improving global economies and firm business investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Manufacturing in U.S. expands at fastest pace since May 2004

NEW YORK - U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures...
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