Christopher Rugaber

Government, Business

Job Openings Slip 3.4% in November to Still-Strong 6.9 Million

Jobs Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. job openings fell in November from the previous month, but the number of available positions remained healthy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
January 8, 2019
Government, Business

October Job Openings Rise to Second Highest on Record

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WASHINGTON — 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.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 10, 2018
Government, Business

Businesses Added a Solid 179,000 Jobs Last Month

Manufacturing Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses hired new workers at a solid pace in November, adding 179,000 jobs, according to a private survey.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
December 6, 2018
Government, Business

Wholesale Prices Jump 0.6%, Most in Six Years

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WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose by the most in six years last month, led higher by more expensive gas, food and chemicals. The Labor Department said Nov. 9 that the producer price index — which measures price increases before they reach the consumer — leapt 0.6% in October, after a smaller 0.2% rise in September.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
November 9, 2018
Government, Business

250,000 Jobs Added; Pay Growth Fastest Since 2009

People filling out papers Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The final major economic report before the Nov. 6 congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

Home Price Gains Weaken for Fifth Straight Month

For sale sign David Zalubowski/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. home price gains slowed for the fifth straight month in August as higher mortgage rates have lowered home sales. The deceleration reflects a broader weakening in the nation’s housing market. Sales of existing homes have dropped for six straight months, and sales of new homes have fallen for the past four.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 30, 2018
Government, Business

US Home Sales Fell in September to Slowest Pace in Three Years

Home for sale David Zalubowski/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 19, 2018
Government, Business

Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 16, 2018
Government, Business

Wholesale Prices Rose 0.2% in September

Combine Nati Harnik/Associated Press

U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.2% last month, held down by lower food and energy costs, suggesting that inflation remains in check despite the economy’s robust growth.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 10, 2018
Government, Business

Durable Goods Orders in August Jump 4.5%

Durable goods manufacturing Chris Carlson/Associate Press

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose at a healthy pace last month, though the increase was mostly driven by a surge in aircraft demand.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 27, 2018

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