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UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 9,000 claims to 221,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected to four-week low

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits fell more than expected to a four-week low, as the labor market tightens further following...
FEDERAL RESERVE officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero and said they would end the drawdown of central bank bond holdings in September. Above, Fed Chair Jerome Powell. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Fed sees no 2019 hike, plans Sept. end to asset drawdown

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero and said they would end the drawdown of...
FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN Jerome Powell said that the United States had a healthy economy that has shown "crosscurrents" that warranted a patient approach to policy decisions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Powell sees healthy economy with ‘crosscurrents’ to watch

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said a healthy United States economy has faced some “crosscurrents and conflicting signals” that officials in January...

Whiff of extinction blows in bull market that outlived them all

NEW YORK – It’s been derided as a house of cards, a gift to the 1 percent, an experiment in monetary policy taken way...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the federal funds rate target to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, the central bank's fourth hike this year. But Powell and company signaled that they expect two rate hikes in 2019, as opposed to the three that were forecast previously. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed raises rates, trims forecast for hikes in 2019 to two

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve raised borrowing costs for the fourth time this year, ignoring a stock-market selloff and defying pressure from President Donald...
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 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...
U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS increased by 3,000 to 229,000 for the week ended March 17. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

U.S. jobless claims inch up while benefit rolls lowest since ’73

NEW YORK - U.S. filings for unemployment insurance crept higher while the number of Americans on benefit rolls fell to the lowest level since...

U.S. unemployment headed below 3% unless Fed acts to slow growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment is primed to fall significantly further and could drop below 3 percent for the first time since 1953, the year...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT ROSE BY 61,000 jobs year over year, including work such as is happening here, where workers finish construction on the gaming floor of the Resorts World Catskills casino, hotel and entertainment complex, operated by Empire Resorts Inc. in Monticello, N.Y., in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. added 313,000 jobs in February; wage gains slow to 2.6%

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added the most workers since mid-2016 as labor-force participation swelled, while below-forecast wages and a downward revision to January’s figure suggest...

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