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Payroll gain of 209,000, wage rise show U.S. labor strength

NEW YORK - The United States labor market hit its stride in July, as employers added workers at a solid clip, the jobless rate...
CONSUMER-PRICE INDEX in New England rose 1.5 percent in June year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ BRENT LEWIN

N.E. CPI up 1.5% from 2016, national CPI lags behind forecasts

NEW YORK - Little change in the United States cost of living in June signals inflation may take even longer to reach the Federal...
PRODUCER-PRICE INDEX remained level in May, reflecting a decline of the price of food and fuel. /COURTESY BLOOMBERG

U.S. wholesale prices little changed in May as fuel settled back

NEW YORK - Wholesale prices were little changed in May from the prior month, reflecting declines in the costs of fuel and food, Labor...
An AEI-BROOKINGS report recommended action for bipartisan plan that would provide more generous parental paid-leave, nationwide. /BLOOMBERG

What a bipartisan plan for U.S. paid leave might look like

NEW YORK - Two Washington research organizations that often lean in opposing political directions are teaming up to advocate for more generous paid parental...
ERIC UELAND REPUBLICAN staff director with the Senate Budget Committee, holds a copy of U.S. President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal in the Senate hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Trump would dramatically reduce the U.S. government's role in society with $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years in a budget plan that shrinks the safety net for the poor, recent college graduates and farmers. / BLOOMBERG / ANDREW HARRER

Everything’s coming up rosy in Trump budget economy scenario

NEW YORK - The Trump administration sees the U.S. economy achieving the rosiest of scenarios over the next decade - a surge in growth...
Employees polish pocket knives at the W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release factory orders figures on April 4. / BLOOMBERG / TY WRIGHT

Payrolls in U.S. rise by 211,000; jobless rate falls to 4.4%

NEW YORK - U.S. payroll gains rebounded in April by more than forecast and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to 4.4 percent, signaling that...
An employee welds together a frame for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) during production at the General Motors Co. (GM) assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release business inventories figures on March 15. /BLOOMBERG PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES/ MATTHEW BUSCH/

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to four-week high amid holiday

NEW YORK - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department...

Consumer prices in U.S. fall 0.3%, first decline in a year

WASHINGTON - The cost of living in the U.S. declined in March for the first time since February 2016, showing inflation is moving up only...
FILINGS FOR U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing a solid labor market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Claims for U.S. jobless benefits increase to seven-week high

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing a solid labor market. Jobless claims...
STAFF OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S economic analysis agencies, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are worried that the Trump administration, after repeatedly calling into question their statistical reports, might try and politicize their reports and give a false view of the U.S. economy.

Trump team fosters fears he’ll adopt alternative economic facts

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored...

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