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U.S. consumer sentiment fell in July on prospects for economy

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence slid in July from the prior month on dimmer views of the U.S. economy’s prospects and lingering concerns among higher-income...

Equipment orders in U.S. rise for first time in three months

WASHINGTON - Orders for business equipment rose in June for the first time in three months, eking out a small gain that shows companies...

Job openings in U.S. declined in May to lowest level of...

WASHINGTON - Job openings in May dropped from a record high and hiring cooled, a Labor Department report showed Tuesday, giving a more tempered...

Payrolls in U.S. jumped 287,000 in June, most in eight months

WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull,...

Jobs report in U.S. to get extra scrutiny in post-Brexit world

WASHINGTON - Economists tend to shy away from attaching too much significance to any one piece of data. But in this environment, with this...

U.S. service industries expand at fastest pace in seven months

WASHINGTON - American service providers expanded in June at the fastest pace in seven months on stronger orders and sales that signal a healthy...

U.S. manufacturing expands at fastest pace in more than a year

WASHINGTON - Factory activity expanded in June at the fastest clip in more than a year, an encouraging sign that American manufacturers are gaining...

Consumer spending in U.S. rose 0.4% in May, income growth cooled

WASHINGTON - Consumer purchases moderated last month after the biggest advance since August 2009 as American households realigned outlays with slower income growth.Personal spending...

Sales of new homes in U.S. declined in May from eight-year...

WASHINGTON - Purchases of new homes declined in May from an eight-year high in April as the housing market continued to display the choppy...

Housing starts little changed as U.S. construction plateaus

WASHINGTON - New-home construction in the U.S. was little changed in May, a sign the residential real-estate industry will add little to economic growth...
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