Michelle Jamrisko

Business

Jobless Claims Drop to 15-Year Low

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications for unemployment benefits during a holiday-shortened week that typically makes the data more volatile.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
Nina Glinski | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2015
Business, Technology

Orders for Capital Goods Decline, Signaling Global Growth Slowdown

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Orders for business equipment unexpectedly fell in December for a fourth month, signaling a global growth slowdown is weighing on American companies.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2015
Business

Consumer Prices Drop by Most in Six Years as Fuel Slumps

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The cost of living in the United States declined in December by the most in six years, reflecting a plunge in energy costs that’s keeping inflation from rising toward the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2015
Business, Fuel, Government

Trade Gap Shrinks More Than Forecast as US Oil Imports Dry Up

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The trade deficit narrowed in November as U.S. petroleum imports sank to the lowest level in more than five years.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2015
Business

Despite Falling Oil Prices, Fed Expected to Raise Interest Rates Midyear

Janet Yellen by Kosuke Okahara, Bloomberg News

Economists are slashing U.S. inflation forecasts for 2015 as oil prices tumble. What’s not changing are predictions that the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate anyway, probably around mid-year.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 31, 2014
Government

Economy Grows by Most in a Decade on Consumer-Spending Gain

Craig Warga/Bloomberg News

The world’s largest economy surged in the third quarter, expanding at the fastest pace in more than a decade, as U.S. consumers and businesses spent more than previously estimated.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2014

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