ECONOMY2018-06-13T20:28:50+00:00

US weekly jobless claims drop to the lowest level since 1969

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could temper expectations of a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

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Stocks close higher as Fed sees no change in rates this year

Stocks closed higher Wednesday as the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it will keep rates unchanged this year.

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Dow futures slightly higher ahead of inflation data, Fed minutes

U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Wednesday morning, as market participants await inflation data and minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.

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Stocks close mixed as Boeing and GE weigh on Dow

Stocks ended mixed Monday as Wall Street assessed strong gains from the previous week and looked ahead to the start of the corporate earnings season.

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Dow futures lower, mood turns cautious ahead of earnings season

U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday morning, with market participants worried about what is likely to be a tough earnings season.

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Job market bounces back in March with 196,000 gain in payrolls

Job creation posted a solid rebound in March, with nonfarm payrolls expanding by 196,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.8%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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