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CONSUMER Sentiment in the United States fell in April for the first time in three months. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. consumer sentiment falls as outlook for economy weakens

NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment fell in April for the first time in three months, missing estimates, as the long-term economic outlook...

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall, hitting new 49-year low

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped, falling to the lowest level since October 1969, as the tight labor market...
THE NUMBER OF U.S. positions waiting to be filled decreased by 538,000 to 7.09 million in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

U.S. job openings fell in Feb. by 538,000, most since 2015

NEW YORK - United States job openings decreased in February by the most in more than three years while still exceeding the number of...
THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index fell to 58.9 from 60 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/NATAN DVIR

U.S. consumer comfort drops to eight-week low on finance views

NEW YORK - A measure of sentiment among Americans declined to an eight-week low as respondents’ views of their personal finances posted the steepest...
ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. business-equipment orders post third drop in four months

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months, suggesting corporate...
MARKETS JUMP: The S&P 500 Index rallied to an eight-week high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 400 points and the Nasdaq 100 Index added more than 2.5 percent after the Fed said it will be “patient” on future interest-rate moves and signaled flexibility on the path for reducing its balance sheet. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. stocks soar, dollar sinks after Fed decision

NEW YORK - United States stocks surged and the dollar tumbled after the Federal Reserve signaled a stark dovish turn in its latest policy statement. The...
UNITED STATES millionaires lag behind the global average in environmental, social and corporate governance-related investments. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Rich Americans are last in sustainable investing, UBS says

NEW YORK - American millionaires are lagging behind wealthy counterparts elsewhere when it comes to sustainable investing. United States investors ranked last among those surveyed in...
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT released a report that said that the United States budget deficit has increased 16 percent in the first three quarters of Donald Trump's first full fiscal year as president. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. budget deficit jumps in first nine months of fiscal year

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit widened by 16 percent to $607 billion three-quarters of the way through Donald Trump’s first full...
CONCERNS OF A TRADE was weakened consumer sentiment in the latter part of June, according to a University of Michigan survey. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. consumer sentiment weaker than forecast on tariffs

NEW YORK - Consumer sentiment weakened in the latter part of June on concerns about the economic impact of a trade war, according to...
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