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Retail sales in 2019 are a wild ride, slip 0.2% in April

U.S. retail sales slipped last month, as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and building materials. Continue reading

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US retail sales slipped 0.2% in April

U.S. retail sales slipped last month, as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and building materials. Continue reading

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US consumer prices rose 0.3% on higher gas, housing costs

U.S. consumer prices increased 0.3% in April, led by more expensive gasoline, rents and appliances. Continue reading

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US job openings jump to nearly 7.5 million in March

U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead. Continue reading

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Survey: US businesses are hiring; 275K jobs in April

U.S. companies added the most jobs in 9 months in April, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth. Continue reading

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Survey: US businesses added 275K jobs in April

U.S. companies added the most jobs in 9 months in April, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth. Continue reading

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US workers’ compensation rose moderately in 1st quarter

Wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose 0.7% in the first three months of the year, a modest gain that matched the previous quarter’s increase. Continue reading

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Confidence gauge suggests US hiring could slow later in year

A random survey of 2,000 Americans has produced a surprisingly strong track record of forecasting the health of the job market over time. Continue reading

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US home price gains fall to lowest in more than 6 years

U.S. home prices rose at their slowest pace in more than six years in January, as higher mortgage rates weighed on sales. Continue reading

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US wholesale prices ticked up 0.1 percent in February

U.S. wholesale prices barely increased last month after falling for three straight months, a sign there is little inflation pressure in the economy. Continue reading

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US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market. Continue reading

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US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

Hiring tumbled in February as U.S. employers added just 20,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year and a half. Continue reading

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US jobs report likely to show more steady hiring in February

U.S. employers are thought to have extended their streak of hiring in February even as the overall economy is showing signs of slowing. Continue reading

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US home construction rose last month, led by apartments

U.S. developers broke ground on more homes last month, but the increase occurred entirely in apartments. Continue reading

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US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check

U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans. Continue reading

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US job openings in October rise to 2nd-highest on record

The number of open jobs rose in October to the second-highest on record, evidence that U.S. employers remain determined to hire, despite ongoing trade disputes and rocky financial markets. Continue reading

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US hiring pullback could signal mild slowdown in growth

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. Continue reading

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US hiring slower but steady as employers add 155K jobs

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. Continue reading

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US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. Continue reading

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US household wealth jumps $2T, led by rising stock market

A stock market rally, which has since reversed, propelled U.S. household net worth to a record high of $109 trillion in the July-September quarter. Continue reading

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