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THE UNITED STATES CONSUMER sentiment index dropped to 97.5, the lowest level since August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. consumer sentiment sours more than forecast in Nov.

NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment declined more than forecast in November as Americans’ views about the economy deteriorated amid rising interest rates and...
UNITED STATES jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 224,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rise to four-month high

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since late June, potentially reflecting holiday-related volatility in what...
U.S. RETAIL SALES rose by the most in five months in October, driven by automobiles, fuel and building materials. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Retail sales show U.S. spending solid but no longer gangbusters

NEW YORK - Americans are still shopping - just not at the gangbusters pace seen earlier in the year.October retail sales rose by the...
CORE CPI in October increased 2.1 percent from one year prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. consumer prices offer mixed signals on inflation outlook

NEW YORK - An underlying measure of United States consumer prices picked up in October while trailing forecasts on an annual basis, offering mixed...
THE PRODUCER-PRICE INDEX in the U.S. increased 2.9 percent in October. The month-to-month PPI increase of 0.6 percent was the largest upswing since 2012. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Producer prices in U.S. increase in Oct. by most since 2012

NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose more than forecast in October for the biggest jump in six years on broad gains in...
THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT 1.3 percent from the prior month to $54 billion in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. trade gap hits seven-month high amid expanding tariff war

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as imports expanded and the merchandise gap...
SEVERAL U.S. MANUFACTURING indicators declined in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge drops to lowest level in six months

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing fell by more than forecast to a six-month low, as orders and hiring cooled amid escalating...
UNITED STATES consumer confidence rose in October to an 18-year high. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. consumer confidence hits 18-year high on jobs, income views

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence rose in October to an 18-year high amid optimism about jobs and the economy, according to figures Tuesday...
THE UNITED STATES gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. GDP grows above-forecast 3.5% on consumption, inventories

NEW YORK -The United States economy expanded at a 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter as consumers opened their wallets, businesses restocked inventories...
UNITES STATES jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 210,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims fell last week amid strong U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week and continuing claims dropped to the lowest level since 1973, indicating the job...
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