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Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index holds at lowest since April

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence in September held at the lowest level since April, limited by a smaller share of Americans reporting gains in incomes. The...

Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rise less than forecast

WASHINGTON - The number of applications for unemployment benefits barely rose last week, indicating employers remain comfortable with staffing levels. Jobless claims edged up 1,000...

U.S. households’ income shows biggest jump since recession

(Updated 2:56 p.m.) WASHINGTON - Americans’ incomes jumped in 2015 by the most since the last recession and the poverty rate fell, signs of U.S....

U.S. probably added 150,000 fewer jobs in year through March

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy probably added fewer jobs in the year through March 2016 than previously reported, government figures showed. The number of workers...
FEWER Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of a healthy labor market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Jobless claims in U.S. increased less than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of a healthy labor market. Jobless claims rose by 2,000...

Consumer confidence in U.S. climbs to an almost one-year high

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence increased to an almost one-year high in August as Americans became more optimistic about the labor market, according to a...

Capital goods orders, sentiment improve: U.S. economic takeaways

WASHINGTON - What you need to know about Thursday’s U.S. economic data: Durable goods orders, July Durable goods orders rose 4.4 percent (forecast was for 3.4...

Housing starts in U.S. climbed to a five-month high in July

WASHINGTON - U.S. home construction unexpectedly accelerated in July to the fastest pace in five months, indicating the housing industry remains an area of...

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders improved in August on sales

WASHINGTON - Confidence among U.S. homebuilders climbed in August as steady job growth and low interest rates boosted prospects for the residential real-estate market...

Jobless claims in U.S. little changed for second straight week

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, holding near four-decade lows that highlight strength in...

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