Michelle Jamrisko

Business

Consumer Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in Five Months

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The cost of living in the United States rose at the fastest pace in five months on energy and shelter prices, a sign inflation is getting closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2016
Business

Retail Sales Rose in September by Most in Three Months

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Retail sales climbed in September by the most in three months, showing American shoppers began to spend freely again after shying away from merchants earlier in the quarter.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2016
Government

Service Firms Rebound to Best Expansion in 11 Months

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American service companies expanded in September at the fastest rate in almost a year, returning the economy’s biggest segment to a steady growth path after a slump in the prior month.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2016
Business

Companies Add Fewest Workers in Five Months, ADP Says

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Companies in September added the fewest number of workers in five months, showing the labor market is cooling after strong gains for much of this year, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Oct. 5.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2016
Business

Consumer Sentiment Climbs for First Time in Four Months

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Consumer confidence rose in September for the first time in four months as Americans grew more upbeat about the prospects for incomes and persistent low inflation.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2016
Business

Initial Jobless Claims Match Lowest Level Since April

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped the week ended Sept. 17 to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2016
Business

Retail Sales Decline in August by More Than Forecast

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Sales at U.S. retailers dropped more than forecast in August, indicating a pause in recent consumer-spending strength that has carried the economy.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2016
Business

Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level in Seven Weeks

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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in seven weeks, showing employers have little appetite to fire workers.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2016
Business

Existing Home Sales Drop for First Time Since February

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Sales of previously owned homes dropped more than forecast in July from a nine-year high, restrained by limited choices for buyers, National Association of Realtors data showed Aug. 24.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2016
Business

New-Home Sales Unexpectedly Surge to Almost Nine-Year High

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Purchases of new U.S. homes unexpectedly jumped in July to the highest level in almost nine years, led by soaring demand in the nation’s South and adding to signs of persistent housing-market strength.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2016

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