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WASHINGTON (AP) � Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when. A statement the Fed issued...
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2015/07/29 07:57
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WASHINGTON -- Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a slower pace in May, keeping more properties within reach for prospective buyers. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index...
2015/07/28 23:53
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who...
2015/07/24 06:57
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WASHINGTON -- The fewest Americans in four decades filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, continuing to unwind an early-July surge that was probably tied to midyear factory shutdowns...
2015/07/20 19:14
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses’ outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey...
2015/07/16 21:18
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Applications for US jobless Aid Fall to Low Level of 281,000 In this photo taken, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, job seekers attend a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the...
2015/07/16 07:57
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WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen said Wednesday that she is encouraged by signs that the U.S. economy has been reviving since winter. And if the improvements stay on track, the Fed...
2015/07/15 20:51
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Created: 07/15/2015 2:24 PM By: By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — When are workers employees? When are they contractors? The Labor Department issued new guidance Wednesday intended to...
2015/07/15 07:57
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WASHINGTON -- Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly dropped in June, dampening optimism about the strength of the rebound in consumer spending during the second quarter. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent...
2015/07/10 12:04
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Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and Josh Boak, The Associated Press Mark Flannigan makes a batch of popcorn at the Popcorn Wagon in Pittsfield last...
2015/07/03 15:51
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Created: 07/03/2015 9:23 AM By: By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just...
2015/07/02 13:12
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) -- More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the level of applications is still low and points to an improving job...
2015/07/02 07:57
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. businesses added jobs at a robust pace in June, a private survey found, evidence that rising consumer spending and a healthy housing market are supporting more hiring. Payroll...
2015/06/30 15:56
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Created: 06/30/2015 10:39 AM WDIO.com By: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they...
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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime...
2015/06/26 09:57
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WASHINGTON -- Household spending climbed in May by the most in almost six years, buoyed by gains in incomes as the U.S. job market strengthened. The Commerce Department said Thursday that consumer...
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