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U.S. manufacturing production unchanged, missing projections

NEW YORK - United States factory production was unchanged in November and the prior month’s reading was revised to a decline from a gain,...

Steady jobs top higher paychecks

One of the anomalies of the current U.S. economy is that workers seem more satisfied with it than economists are. It comes down to...

Recession bigger threat than inflation

Any move by the Federal Reserve is the subject of concern and debate, as it should be. President Donald Trump has gotten involved in...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE Beige Book reported that a moderate economic expansion continued in New England, much like the rest of the nation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed says growth still modest or moderate while optimism ebbs

NEW YORK - Optimism over prospects for growth at U.S. firms has begun to fade even as a majority of Federal Reserve districts continued to...
MILLENNIALS' SPENDING HABITS are a lot like the generations that came before them, they just have less money at this point in their lives, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed says millennials are just like their parents. Only poorer.

NEW YORK - Millennials, long presumed to have less interest in the nonstop consumption of goods that underpins the American economy, might not be...
FEDS SOFTEN: The S&P 500 Index gained 2.3 percent as of 4 p.m. New York time, the biggest three-day gain since June after a dovish tone from the Federal Reserve chairman fueled speculation the central bank is closer than thought to pausing on rate hikes. The Nasdaq 100 rose 3.2 percent and the Dow added 2.5 percent Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Stocks surge, dollar sinks on dovish Powell signal

NEW YORK - United States stocks rallied the most in eight months, the dollar fell and emerging-market assets surged after a dovish tone from...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE warned that investors are at an increased risk due to high corporate debt and historically high borrowing levels in its first ever report on financial stability. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Risky corporate debt flagged in Fed’s financial stability report

NEW YORK - The United States economy is showing some vulnerabilities as investors take increasing risks with corporate debt and businesses rely on “historically...
CONFIDENCE AMONG U.S. homebuilders plummeted in November by the most since 2014. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. homebuilder index drops by most since ’14 as rates rise

NEW YORK - Confidence among United States homebuilders plummeted by the most since 2014 as the highest borrowing costs in eight years restrain demand,...
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 FEDERAL RESERVE left interest rates unchanged Thursday in a unanimous vote and stayed on course to hike in December as strong economic growth, higher tariffs and rising wages look set to spur inflation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed stands pat on interest rates ahead of expected Dec. hike

NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and stayed on course to hike in December as strong economic growth, higher tariffs...
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