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Jobless claims in U.S. hover around lowest level in four decades

WASHINGTON - Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy.Initial applications for...

Orders for U.S. durable goods rose less than forecast in March

WASHINGTON - Orders for U.S. durable goods climbed less than forecast in March as demand for capital equipment remained weak, a sign that a...

Consumer comfort in U.S. falls as views on economy backtrack

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence fell last week even as Americans became a bit more sanguine about the economy’s prospects.The weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index...

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly drop to lowest level since 1973

WASHINGTON - Jobless claims unexpectedly decreased to the lowest level since 1973 as the U.S. labor market remains a pillar of support in the...

Payrolls in U.S. increased 215,000 in March as wages picked up

WASHINGTON - Employment in the U.S. climbed and wages picked up in March, signs of labor-market durability in the face of lethargic global growth. The...

Initial jobless claims in U.S. rose last week to two-month high

WASHINGTON - The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. climbed last week to a two-month high, a sign of more moderate...

Pending sales of U.S. existing homes increase by most in a...

WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rebounded more than forecast in February as sales picked up in most of the U.S., a...

Sales of new homes in U.S. rebounded in February on jump...

WASHINGTON - Purchases of new homes climbed in February for the fourth time in the last five months as demand snapped back in the...

Previously owned U.S. home sales decline more than forecast

WASHINGTON - Sales of previously owned U.S. homes dropped more than forecast in February after reaching the second-highest level since 2007 as low inventory...

Initial jobless claims in U.S. rose less than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger labor market.Initial jobless...
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