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U.S. CORE PRODUCER prices increased 1.7% year over year in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

Producer prices in U.S. rise more than forecast on services

WASHINGTON – A key measure of United States producer prices rose more than forecast in January, suggesting some inflationary pressures may be building. So-called core...
U.S. MANUFACTURING declined 0.1% month-to-month in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH

U.S. factory output fell in Jan. on Boeing production halt

WASHINGTON – United States factory output fell in January on the production halt for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, showing how the grounding of the...
U.S. JOB OPENINGS decreased by 364,000 to 6.42 million in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings fall to two-year low, capping annual drop

WASHINGTON – United States job openings unexpectedly slumped, falling to a two-year low in December, which could reflect weaker demand for hiring as an...
U.S. PAYROLLS increased 225,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. jobs top estimates with 225,000 gain, wages accelerate

WASHINGTON – United States employers ramped up hiring in January and wage gains rebounded, providing fresh evidence of a durable jobs market that backs...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by by 15,000 to 202,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. claims for jobless benefits fall to lowest since April

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, adding to evidence that the...
U.S. MANUFACTURING expanded in January for the first time in six months, according to the Institute for Supply Management. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH

U.S. manufacturing posts its first expansion in 6 months

WASHINGTON – A gauge of United States manufacturing rebounded sharply in January, topping estimates and signaling growth in the beleaguered sector for the first...
U.S. NONFARM payrolls increased 145,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

U.S. jobs trail forecasts; wages rise least since mid-2018

WASHINGTON – The United States labor market ended the year with less momentum, as payroll gains cooled by more than forecast and wages rose...
SMALL BUSINESSES in the U.S. reported it was a bit easier to hire in December despite a tight job market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Smaller share of U.S. small businesses unable to fill positions

WASHINGTON – United States small businesses found it a little easier to fill jobs in December, consistent with a moderating, yet still-robust, labor market,...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index fell to 47.2 in December, its lowest level since June 2009. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge unexpectedly falls to lowest since 2009

WASHINGTON – United States manufacturing closed out a tumultuous year with the weakest monthly performance since the end of the recession, with orders shrinking...
UNITED STATES jobless claims dropped by 18,000 to 234,000. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims plummet but miss forecasts for bigger drop

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell last week by the most since February though missed forecasts for a larger drop, potentially...

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