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NEW-HOME SALES fell from an 11-year high in April, a sign that the housing market in the United States is softening. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

U.S. new-home sales drop from 11-year high as prices increase

NEW YORK – Sales of new homes in the United States cooled in April from an 11-year high amid a surge in prices, adding...
UNITED STATES jobless Jobless claims fell 1,000 to 211,000j obs last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims hit five-week low amid tight labor market

NEW YORK – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly dipped to a five-week low, offering a fresh sign the job market remains historically...
THE VALUE of overall U.S. sales declined 0.2%. in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in April on autos

NEW YORK – United States retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of...
THE UNITED STATES consumer-price index increased 0.3% monthly and 2% annually in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer-price gains miss estimates, testing Powell’s view

NEW YORK – A key measure of United States consumer prices rose by less than expected in April on lower used-car and apparel costs,...
THE OVERALL U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened 0.7% to $72.4 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap with China shrank in March to lowest since...

NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit with China decreased to the narrowest in almost three years as imports slowed and exports advanced,...
ROUGHLY 55% of U.S. producers expect higher 2019 revenue, down from 64 percent in December, an Institute for Supply Management survey. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANTHONY LANZILOTE

U.S. factories are less upbeat on 2019 sales on hiring, tariffs

NEW YORK – United States manufacturers remain upbeat about sales this year, though less so than before as a majority say hiring remains difficult...
THE NUMBER OF U.S. positions waiting to be filled rose by 346,000 in March to 7.49 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings increase by most in a year, topping estimates

NEW YORK – United States job openings rebounded more than expected in the biggest gain in a year, indicating demand for workers remains healthy...
UNITED STATES payrolls climbed by 263,000 in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobs top forecast at 263K gain; wages miss estimates

PROVIDENCE – The United States economy accelerated its rebound from a recent soft patch as unemployment unexpectedly fell to a fresh 49-year low amid...
UNITED STATES jobless claims were unchanged at 230,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims hold steady, bucking forecasts for a decline

NEW YORK – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly held at a two-month high last week, possibly reflecting the late timing of this...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management index, a gauge of United States factories, declined to 52.8 in April, the weakest level since late 2016. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge falls to two-year low as orders cool

NEW YORK – A gauge of United States factories fell in April to the weakest level since late 2016, signaling that manufacturing headwinds extended...
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