Alex Tanzi

Business

Job Seekers Get Multiple Offers in Tight Labor Market

A job seeker at a job fair in Washington A job seeker fills out a form at a booth during a job fair hosted by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton in Washington, on Aug. 1, 2019. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A greater share of America’s job hunters received more than one employment option this summer than got single offers, indicating lingering tightness in the labor market and upbeat firms despite recent recession concerns.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2019
Business

Business Expectations Index Drops to Record Low

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A gauge of service industries’ business expectations fell in August to the lowest level since the survey started in October 2009, according to the IHS Markit monthly report.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Government, Business

Federal Reserve Finds Wide Tariff Anxiety

Tariffs Justin Sullivan/Bloomberg News

U.S. companies showed widespread concerns about tariff and trade policy uncertainty, but generally reported minimal impact thus far, according to a regional survey from the Federal Reserve.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Business

Online Stores Grab No. 2 Spot in $520 Billion US Retail Market

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Online shopping has become the second-biggest chunk of the $520 billion U.S. retail market, after overtaking grocery stores and restaurants in June.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Index Falls to Nine-Year Low

Factory Worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A gauge of U.S. factories fell in June to the lowest since late 2009 and hovered just above the threshold between expansion and contraction, the latest signal that the American industrial sector is losing momentum amid rising uncertainty.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2019
Government, Business

Top Inflation Hot Spots Clustered in California

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the national Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers rose 1.8% in May compared with last year, the lowest rate in three months. But the national average masks a wide divergence among metro areas.

Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg News
June 12, 2019