Michelle Jamrisko

Business

New-Home Sales Fall More Than Expected

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A larger-than-forecast decline in new-home purchases in April from the strongest pace in almost a decade indicates a pause in demand in the midst of the busy spring selling season, government data showed May 23.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2017
Business

Falling Jobless Claims Add to Signs of Labor Tightness

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The U.S. labor market continues to show signs of tightening, with unemployment claims declining for the third straight week and benefit rolls matching the lowest level since 1973, Labor Department data showed May 18.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2017
Business

Gain in Retail Sales Suggests Slowdown Was Temporary

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A pickup in U.S. retail sales last month adds to signs of steady consumer spending that will help propel the economy after a first-quarter slowdown, Commerce Department data showed May 12.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2017
Business

Six-Week Low in US Consumer Comfort Shows Optimism Is Easing

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An easing of Americans’ sunny economic views indicates consumers may need some better news for confidence to sustain its post-election pickup, Bloomberg News Consumer Comfort Index figures showed May 11.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

American Consumer Comfort Remains Close to a 15-Year High

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Consumer confidence last week held close to the highest level in more than 15 years as Americans felt a little better about their finances and whether it’s a good time to spend, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index data showed May 4.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017
Business

Companies Boost Payrolls by 177,000 in April, ADP Says

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Companies added workers to U.S. payrolls at a steady pace in April with increases across industries, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed May 3.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2017
Business, Government, Equipment

Consumer Spending in Stalls in March

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U.S. consumer spending stalled in March while inflation slowed to below the Federal Reserve’s target, showing the biggest part of the economy might take more time to gain momentum after a tepid start to the year.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2017
Business

Jobless Claims Rise to Four-Week High Amid Holiday

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high last week, interrupting a run of subdued firings, a Labor Department report showed April 27.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2017
Business

Durable-Goods Orders Rose Less Than Forecast in March

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Orders for durable goods rose less than forecasted in March as demand for automobiles, fabricated-metal products and machinery all declined, Commerce Department data showed April 27.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2017
Business

Home Prices in 20 US Cities Accelerate for a Fifth Month

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Home prices in 20 U.S. cities accelerated in the year through February for a fifth month, while nationwide property values also picked up, according to S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller data reported April 25.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 25, 2017

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