Ryan Haar

Government, Business

Economic Concerns Send US Consumer Mood to Seven-Month Low

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U.S. consumer sentiment plummeted to a seven-month low in August on growing concerns about the economy even as the labor market shows few signs of weakening from robust levels.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Drops Most in 10 Months

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Sentiment among U.S. consumers fell the most in almost 10 months, led by dimmer views of the economy as market turmoil returned on another flareup in the U.S.-China trade war.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Sinks to Lowest Since 2016 as Exports Drop

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U.S. manufacturing activity deteriorated in July to an almost three-year low, dragged down by slower production and shaky export markets that help explain the Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce interest rates July 31.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
August 1, 2019
Government, Business

Job Openings in May Ease for Second Month

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Job openings unexpectedly cooled in May for a second month, signaling a pause in demand for workers ahead of a surge in June payrolls growth that indicates a still-robust American labor market.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2019
Business

Goods-Trade Deficit Widens as Levies Rise on Chinese Items

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The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened in May to a five-month high amid a surge in imports after President Donald Trump’s decision to increase levies on $200 billion of items from China.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Comfort Gains on Better Personal Financial Outlook

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A weekly measure of Americans’ sentiment reached the second-highest level since 2000, adding to indications consumers remain generally upbeat even as respondents said in a monthly poll that they were somewhat less upbeat about their expectations for the economy.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2019