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THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN consumer sentiment index to a three-month high of 96 from September’s 93.2. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rises to three-month high

WASHINGTON – Sentiment among American consumers posted a surprise jump in October amid expectations for rising incomes and lower inflation, indicating households will continue...
US PAYROLLS for the year through March were revised down by 501,000 during the period, or almost 42,000 a month, according to the Labor Department. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/

U.S. payrolls count reduced by 501K in year through March

WASHINGTON – United States job growth was probably less robust in the year through March, according to government data released Wednesday.The number of workers...
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION of Independent Business said Thursday a net 33 percent of small firms raised compensation in March . / BLOOMBERG

Share of U.S. small businesses raising pay hits 17-year high

NEW YORK - Small-business owners in the United States are becoming more aggressive with their pay packages as the tight job market makes it...
OPTIMISM among small companies in the U.S. advanced last month to the highest level in more than 34 years. / BLOOMBERG

Optimism among U.S. small businesses jumps to highest since 1983

PROVIDENCE - Optimism among small companies in the U.S. advanced last month to the highest level in more than 34 years as owners became...
INFLATION-ADJUSTED gross domestic product rose 3 percent in the third quarter despite the effects of one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history. / BLOOMBERG FIL EPHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. economy weathers storms to post solid third-quarter growth

NEW YORK - The United States economy stood tall last quarter against one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history.Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product...

Jobless claims in U.S. decrease to lowest level in three weeks

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, validating the Federal Reserve’s view of a vigorous labor market.Jobless claims fell by...

U.S. mortgage applications gauge slumps to lowest since January

WASHINGTON - Mortgage applications in the U.S. slumped last week after the sharpest increase in borrowing costs since mid-2013, signaling tougher sledding for the...

Wages in U.S. increased in first quarter by most since 2006

WASHINGTON - Wages and salaries advanced in the first quarter at the fastest pace since 2006, indicating American companies are having to offer bigger...
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