US Economy

Obama claims victory as US jobless rate falls

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Americans should feel good about economy as unemployment falls to eight-year low, President says.

US jobs report keeps Fed in limbo

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Fed officials likely to remain in 'watchful waiting' mode in March as jobs growth slows.

US trade gap expands in December

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Commerce Department data shows trade deficit grew 4.6 in 2015.

US jobs growth disappoints in January

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Just 151,000 nonfarm payrollshows added, although unemployment rate lowest since 2007.

US jobless claims rise to 285,000

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Number of claims rises again, though broader trend suggests steady employment expansion.

US productivity falls 3% in Q4

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Annual productivity growth reaches 0.6 per cent for 2015, lagging the prior year.

Progress on too-big-to-fail: Fed

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Rosengren says possibility of taxpayer bailouts in future has been reduced.

US consumer spending flat in December

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Caution signalled in US spending habits amid signs of global economic slowdown.

Central banks go to new lengths to boost economies

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Bank of Japan joins a number of European peers in setting negative interest rates.

US economic growth slows sharply in Q4

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US economy sputters in a sign of flagging momentum amid global weakness, market turmoil.

US durable orders fall sharply in December

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Factory goods data signals manufacturing sector retreat in the face of global headwinds.

US jobless claims fall to 278,000

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Labor Department figures show jobs market continues to strengthen.

US home price growth lifts in November

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S&P/Case-Shiller index shows accelerated growth in the month, as market continues to favour sellers.

US home purchases rebound in Dec

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Home sales bounce back after new regulations delayed completion of purchases in November.

US jobless claims touch 6-month high

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Claims lift to seasonally adjusted 293,000 in week ending January 16.

US consumer prices edge back in December

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Labor Department print shows 0.1% fall amid strong US dollar, sinking energy costs.

US housing starts fall in December

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Commerce Department print signals loss of momentum in final month of the year.

Fed doubted benefits of QE2

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Central bank officials expressed uncertainty about second stimulus program in 2010.

Fed expected to keep rates on hold

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US central bank almost certain to keep rates steady at January policy meeting.

US producer prices ease in December

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Figures underscore persistently low inflation across the country's economy.

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