Michelle Jamrisko

Business

That Bubbling Sound Coming From US Factories May Be Inflation

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Champagne wasn’t the only thing bubbling at the start of 2017 for U.S. manufacturers: So was inflation, a potential warning sign in an otherwise broadly positive report on American factories.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2017
Business

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in Two Years

American manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in two years, reflecting firmer output and the biggest pickup in orders growth since August 2009.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

American Consumer Comfort Closes In on Best Year Since 2007

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Household confidence in the United States is closing in on its best year since before the latest recession, according to figures in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Dec. 29.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2016
Business

Jobless Claims Decline for a Third Week in Past Four

Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the past four, showing a resilient labor market.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2016
Business

Pending Existing-Home Sales Fall on Higher Mortgage Rates

Joshua Lott/Bloomberg News

Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly decreased in November on a sudden pickup in mortgage rates and limited inventory, according to figures released Dec. 28 from the National Association of Realtors in Washington.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2016
Business

Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001

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Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Dec. 27 from the New York-based Conference Board.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2016
Business

Sales of New Homes Rise to Second-Fastest Pace Since 2008

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Purchases of new U.S. homes increased in November to the second-fastest pace in almost nine years as the beginning of a spike in mortgage rates persuaded buyers to quickly sign contracts.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2016
Government

US Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.5% Pace in Third Quarter

John Sommers II for TT

The U.S. economy expanded more than previously reported last quarter on bigger contributions from a range of factors such as services spending, intellectual property and construction by state and local governments.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2016
Business

Previously Owned Home Sales Climb to Highest Since Early 2007

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly increased in November to the strongest level since early 2007, ahead of a jump in borrowing costs, National Association of Realtors data showed Dec. 21.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2016
Business

Home Starts Slumped in November After Outsize Advance

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New-home construction in the U.S. fell more than forecast in November after surging a month earlier to a nine-year high, indicating fitful progress in residential real estate.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2016

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