Government, Business

Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

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

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%

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
Government, Business

US Home Prices Rise at Slowest Pace in Nearly a Year

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in July at the slowest pace in 10 months as home sales have stumbled amid higher mortgage rates.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 25, 2018
Government, Business

US Hiring Picked up in August as Pay Surged Most in 9 years

WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 7, 2018
Government, Business

Survey: US Companies Added a Solid 163,000 Jobs in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 163,000 jobs in August, a private survey found, a decent gain that suggests that employers are confident enough to keep hiring.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 6, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

US Retail Sales Rose at 0.5% Annual Rate in July

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Business

US Employers Add 157,000 Jobs in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year.

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

ADP Survey: US Companies Add 219,000 Jobs in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses added 219,000 jobs in July, a private survey found, a robust total that suggests employers still are able to find the workers they need despite the low unemployment rate.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
August 1, 2018
Government, Business

US Inflation Reaches 2.9% in June, Highest in Six Years

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices rose in June from a year earlier at the fastest pace in more than six years, lifted by more expensive gas, car insurance and higher rent.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
July 12, 2018