Government, Business

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

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

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

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
Government, Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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