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Petroleum, Motor Vehicles Boost US Import Prices

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U.S. import prices increased more than expected in April amid rising costs for petroleum products and a range of other goods, which could help boost domestic inflation and keep the Federal Reserve on course for further interest rate hikes.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
May 10, 2017
Business

Factory Orders Rise for Fourth Straight Month

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New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a fourth straight month in March and orders for capital equipment were stronger than previously reported, pointing to a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
May 4, 2017
Business

Import Prices Rise in January, Boosted by Energy Products

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U.S. import prices rose in January more than expected amid further gains in the cost of energy products, but a strong dollar continued to dampen underlying imported inflation.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
February 10, 2017
Business

Import Prices Rise on Petroleum

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U.S. import prices rose in December, boosted by higher prices for petroleum products, but a strong dollar kept underlying imported inflation subdued.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
January 12, 2017
Business

Factory Goods Orders Fall, But Trend Points to Recovery

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New orders for U.S.-made goods fell in November, weighed down by a plunge in the volatile civilian aircraft category, but the underlying trend suggested manufacturing is gradually firming.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
January 6, 2017
Business

US Import Prices Post Largest Drop in Nine Months

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U.S. import prices recorded their biggest drop in nine months in November on declining petroleum costs, with renewed dollar strength threatening to keep imported inflation subdued.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
December 13, 2016
Business

Factory Orders Rise, but Sector Still Struggling to Emerge From Slump

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New orders for U.S. factory goods rose for a third straight month in September, but a further decline in order books suggested the manufacturing sector will struggle to emerge from a prolonged slump.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
November 3, 2016
Business

US Import Prices Post First Drop in Six Months

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U.S. import prices fell for the first time in six months in August on declining petroleum and food costs, pointing to a tame inflation environment that could encourage the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates steady. 

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
September 14, 2016
Business

Factory Orders Post Largest Increase in Nine Months

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New orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their largest increase in nine months in July as demand increased broadly, an encouraging sign for the embattled manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
September 2, 2016
Business

Import Prices Rise Less Than Expected in June

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WASHINGTON  — U.S. import prices rose less than expected in June as rising costs for petroleum products were offset by declining consumer and capital goods prices, suggesting inflation could remain benign for a while.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
July 13, 2016

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