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OPERATIONS INSIDE a manufacturing facility in New Holland in Pennsylvania. Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level since the 1970s, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Filings for U.S. jobless benefits near lowest since 1970s

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level since the 1970s, consistent with a still-improving labor market, a Labor...
FILINGS FOR U.S. unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in eight weeks, showing volatility typical around the holiday period. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Jobless claims in U.S. fall to eight-week low amid holidays

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in eight weeks, showing volatility typical around the holiday period. Jobless claims dropped...
U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in two years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Manufacturing in U.S. expands at fastest pace in two years

WASHINGTON - American manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in two years, reflecting firmer output and the biggest pickup in orders growth...

American consumer comfort closes in on best year since 2007

NEW YORK - Household confidence in the U.S. is closing in on its best year since before the last recession, according to figures in...
FILINGS FOR U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the last four, showing a resilient labor market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Jobless claims in U.S. decline for a third week in last...

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the last four, showing a resilient labor market. Jobless claims declined by...

Pending U.S. existing-home sales fall on higher mortgage rates

WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly decreased in November on a sudden pickup in mortgage rates and limited inventory, according...
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001, according to the New York-based Conference Board. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

U.S. consumer confidence jumps to highest level since 2001

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at...

Sales of new U.S. homes rise to second-fastest pace since 2008

WASHINGTON - Purchases of new U.S. homes increased in November to the second-fastest pace in almost nine years as the beginning of a spike...

U.S. economic growth revised up to 3.5% pace in 3Q

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy expanded more than previously reported last quarter on bigger contributions from a range of factors including services spending, intellectual...
SALES OF previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly increased in November to the strongest level since early 2007, National Association of Realtors data showed Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

U.S. existing-home sales climb to highest since early 2007

WASHINGTON - Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly increased in November to the strongest level since early 2007, ahead of a jump in...

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