WASHINGTON-- The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday. SMALL REBOUND LIKELY: Economists forecast the number of people seeking benefits will rise 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 330,000, according to a survey by FactSet.» Read More
Australia's jobless rate fell to a fresh 33-year low of 4.2% in September, keeping alive speculation that interest rates would need to be raised again to cool the economy and restrain inflation.
Federal Reserve officials Tuesday said the U.S. economic outlook is unclear, but credit market strains that led the central bank to cut interest rates sharply last month are easing, suggesting a follow-up rate cut is not a done deal.
US economists have chopped their forecasts for 2008 economic growth for a third straight month, saying the housing slump will be deeper and last longer than earlier expected, a survey released on Wednesday showed.
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All of the Fed's policy-setting committee agreed that a half-point cut in rates was needed to shield the economy from credit disruptions and the housing slowdown, minutes of the Sept. 18 meeting showed.
U.S. small business owners in September grew slightly more optimistic about the economy improving in the months ahead, a survey released on Tuesday showed.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday that the rate of U.S. economic growth was slowing, but the odds of a recession are less than 50%.
Two major U.S. financial firms warned of more fallout from recent credit turmoil Friday, but resilience in the the jobs market bolstered investor sentiment.
The Labor Department's jobs number tracks people in the work force, but it doesn't account for millions of workers classified as independent contractors. Now, a battle is brewing over whether contractors like Gupertino Magana are getting a fair deal.
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said Friday moderate growth should return to the U.S. economy after a period of weakness due to a prolonged housing slump and higher borrowing costs.
The prepared speech given by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn on the economic outlook. The speech took place in Philadelphia on October 5, 2007.
The U.S. economy added a solid 110,000 new jobs in September and hiring in each of the two previous months was revised up significantly, the Labor Department said on Friday.
Momentum has been building toward the United Auto Workers accepting a tentative contract with General Motors, though members at some key locals backed it by narrow margins in results released Thursday.
Stocks meandered this week because investors were reluctant to make a move before the big jobs report Friday. What's the trade as the big number hits?
New York City could lose two jobs for every one cut on Wall Street, while anecdotal evidence shows that both residential and commercial markets might finally be starting to cool, a new report said on Wednesday.
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Friday's U.S. employment report is expected to show sizable job growth for September, emboldening investors. But that won't end the debate about a possible recession.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hovering around 14,000, the question is where the blue-chip heads next: 13,000 or 15,000?
The August jobs report spooked the market last month when it came in unexpectedly negative. That’s makes this Friday that much more important for stocks when the September jobs report rolls in. What's the trade to put on Thursday, ahead of these crucial numbers?
The economy continued to show further signs of weakness ahead of Friday's widely anticipated report on September job growth.