Christopher Rugaber

Government, Business

US Gains a Robust 266,000 Jobs

Job applicants in line Lynne Sladky/AP

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 6, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: Businesses Added Just 67,000 Jobs in November

Now Hiring sign Tim Boyle/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 4, 2019
Government, Business

Fed’s Powell Sees Steady Growth, Signals Pause in Rate Cuts

Jerome Powell Jerome Powell by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the U.S. economy to continue growing at a solid pace, though it still faces risks from slower growth overseas and trade tensions.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
November 13, 2019
Government, Business

Survey: Business Hiring Falls to Seven-Year Low

Hiring managers wait for applicants Managers wait for job applicants at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

WASHINGTON — A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey has found.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 28, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Spending Rises 0.1% in August

Woman shopping for clothes David Zalubowski/AP

WASHINGTON — American consumers boosted their spending by just 0.1% in August, the smallest gain in six months, even as their incomes rose at a solid pace.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 27, 2019
Government, Business

Retail Sales Rise Moderately as Auto Buying Jumps

Mini Clubmans at dealership David Zalubowski/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales. But there also were signs that consumers have become more cautious.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Consumer Prices Rose 0.3% in July Amid Widespread Cost Increases

Shoppers at a Levi's store Shoppers check out T-shirts at a Levi's store in Times Square in New York. (Richard Drew/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, pushed higher by more expensive gas, medical care and housing.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 13, 2019
Government, Business

US Retail Sales Rise 0.4% in June in Sign of Consumer Health

Retail Sales Ryan McKnight/Flickr

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in June, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
July 16, 2019
Government, Business

US Orders for Long-Lasting Goods Fall 2.1% in April

Cars on carrier Orders for cars and auto parts fell 3.4%, the biggest drop in nearly a year. (Cassens)

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply in April, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
May 24, 2019
Government, Business

US Job Openings Tumble in February

jobs Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

The number of available jobs in the United States fell sharply in February after reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit on hiring.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
April 9, 2019

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