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U.S. MANUFACTURING EXPANDED in May faster than expected despite rising costs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing quickens while prices keep spiraling up

NEW YORK - United States manufacturing expanded at a faster pace in May and order backlogs grew by the most in 14 years, even as...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 11,000 to 222,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG/ LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims increase while remaining near 48-year low

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits rose by the most in six weeks while still hovering near historically low levels that indicate...
UNITED STATES wholesale prices rose less than forecast in April, restrained by a decline in food costs. Steady demand from consumers and companies, steel and aluminum tariffs, and the threat of further actions by the U.S. government on trade, are underpinning prices for some items while several U.S. firms have cited escalating logistics costs amid a shortage of truckers and new regulations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO

Wholesale prices in U.S. increased less than forecast in April

NEW YORK - United States wholesale prices rose less than forecast in April, restrained by the biggest decline in food costs since 2016, a Labor...
THE U.S. JOBLESS RATE declined to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest since December 2000, after six months at 4.1 percent. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

U.S. payrolls rebound to 164,000 gain; jobless rate hits 3.9%

NEW YORK - United States hiring rebounded in April and the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000, while wage...
THE UNITED STATES trade deficit narrowed to $49 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIME RUE

U.S. trade gap narrows, claims remain low, productivity tepid

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit narrowed in March by the most in two years, while last week’s unemployment filings were below...
U.S. PURCHASES rose 0.4 percent month to month in March while price gauge linked to consumption rose 2 percent year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. March consumer spending picks up; inflation hits Fed goal

NEW YORK - United States consumer spending picked up in March while the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge hit the central bank’s 2 percent...
ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment eased unexpectedly in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Orders for U.S. capital equipment in March ease unexpectedly

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment eased unexpectedly last month after a smaller February advance, indicating a more...
JOBLESS CLAIMS decreased by 24,000 to 209,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims slump on return of New York school workers

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits plunged to the lowest level since 1969, mainly reflecting the return of educational service workers in...
THE MEDIAN PRICE of a United States single-family home in March increased 4.8 percent year over year to $337,200. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Sales of new homes in U.S. advance to a four-month high

NEW YORK - United States new-home sales increased in March to a four month high, mainly reflecting a surge in the West, and upward revisions...
SALES OF EXISTING U.S. home continued to rise in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ DERICK E. HINGLE

U.S. existing-home sales rise as properties draw quick bids

NEW YORK - Sales of previously owned United States homes rose to a four-month high as buyers, fueled by a solid job market and and...
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