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U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in October

U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in October

U.S. industrial output ticked up in October, as ramped up factory production offset declines in mining and utilities output. Industrial […]

No boom, no bust in US housing

No boom, no bust in US housing

One of the most dramatic features of the US stock market this year has been the collapse in homebuilder shares. […]

U.S. Producer Prices Surged in October

U.S. Producer Prices Surged in October

A gauge of U.S. business prices surged in October, but the increase was likely a temporary bulge driven by companies […]

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Signals More Rate Increases Ahead

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Signals More Rate Increases Ahead

The Federal Reserve held short-term interest rates steady Thursday and offered a mostly upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy, suggesting […]

Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans by More Than One Million in September

Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans by More Than One Million in September

Unfilled jobs in the U.S. exceeded the number of unemployed Americans by more than one million as the summer came […]

Service-Sector Activity Cools Slightly in October

Service-Sector Activity Cools Slightly in October

Service-sector activity across the U.S. pulled back slightly in October but remained at a level indicative of steady economic growth, […]

Fed Will Likely Raise Rates After Strong Jobs Report

Fed Will Likely Raise Rates After Strong Jobs Report

Robust hiring and wage gains last month leave the Federal Reserve all but certain to raise interest rates in December […]

Wages Rise at Fastest Rate in Nearly a Decade as Hiring Jumps

Wages Rise at Fastest Rate in Nearly a Decade as Hiring Jumps

Hiring accelerated in October and the unemployment rate held at a 49-year low, signs of a strengthening labor market that […]

White House Says Companies Pledge to Create Millions of Job-Training Opportunities

White House Says Companies Pledge to Create Millions of Job-Training Opportunities

The White House said Wednesday it has pledges from companies to create more than 6 million job-training opportunities, part of […]

Tame Inflation Keeps Fed on Track

Tame Inflation Keeps Fed on Track

A closely watched price index suggested Monday that, for now, inflation poses little threat to the economy. Click here to […]