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The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate stood at 4.9 percent as investors got to digest the final payrolls report before Tuesday's presidential election.
Relying on that one headline number as an indicator of the economy's direction ignores a lot of important information just below the surface.
The U.S. trade deficit fell in September amid rising exports, but a slump in imports pointed to slowing domestic demand.
Rate increases over the next two years will be "very" gradual amid expected steady growth and stable job gains, Atlanta Fed's Dennis Lockhart said.
A Donald Trump win could spark an immediate sell-off of up to 5 percent for the S&P 500, according to Citi analysts.
U.S. worker productivity increased at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter, helping to curb growth in labor costs, but the trend remained weak.
Economists expected to hit 56 in October, according to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates.
The number of Americans filing for benefits rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strong labor market.
October's total was the second-lowest of 2016, the Challenger report says.
ADP also revised job creation numbers for other months as part of a new measuring model.
The story is all too familiar in housing: Mortgage interest rates rise, and homebuyers and refinancers retreat.
Construction spending fell in September as outlays on private nonresidential structures recorded their biggest decline in nine months.
The amount of equity homeowners now have, that is, the value outside their mortgage debt, has doubled in the last five years, according to CoreLogic.
If the U.S. doesn't set the rules of the road in the global economy, China will, Ambassador Michael Froman tells CNBC.
Eighty-six percent of respondents to the latest CNBC Fed Survey see a rate hike coming at the Fed's Dec. 13-14 meeting.
U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December.
The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter as a surge in exports and a rebound in investment offset a slowdown in spending.
Economist expect the Index of Consumer Sentiment to hit 88.2 in October, down from 91.2 in September.
Last year the flu cost the economy billions of dollars. This season could be worse, since fewer people are opting for vaccinations.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength and firming economic growth.
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