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  • WASHINGTON, May 8- U.S. job growth likely rebounded last month and the unemployment rate probably dropped to a near seven-year low, signs of a pick up in economic momentum that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to hike interest rates this year. The Labor Department will release its closely followed employment report at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits held near a 15- year low last week in a sign that the labor market was strengthening despite moderate economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended May 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. jobless claims hold near 15-year low Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 9:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, staying near a 15- year low in a sign that the labor market continues to strengthen despite moderate economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended May 2, the Labor...

  • Top hedge funds of April and what they're buying Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 1:12 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite a lackluster market, some hedge funds trounced the S&P 500 in April. Here's how they did it.

  • May 5- Animal health products maker Zoetis Inc said it would reduce operations in Venezuela and consider selling or exiting 10 manufacturing sites over the long term. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management was Zoetis's biggest shareholder with an 8.35 percent stake as of April 10, according to Thomson Reuters data. Zoetis, which was spun off from Pfizer...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- New orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their biggest increase in eight months in March, boosted by demand for transportation equipment, but the underlying trend remained weak against the backdrop of a strong dollar. The report on Monday from the Commerce Department was the latest indication that the rebound from the first quarter's...

  • *Factory orders rise 2.1 percent on transportation. WASHINGTON, May 4- New orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their biggest increase in eight months in March, boosted by demand for transportation equipment, but the underlying trend remained weak against the backdrop of a strong dollar. The report on Monday from the Commerce Department was the latest...

  • Operating conditions in Venezuela worsened in February after President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government launched a 70 percent devaluation of the bolivar via a new "free floating" currency system known as Simadi. Herbalife, which did not return messages seeking comment, has said in regulatory filings it may be forced to deconsolidate its operations in...

  • These hot April stocks could flower in May Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:28 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    These S&P 500 stocks jumped 10% or more during April but still have 7% or more upside. USA TODAY reports.

  • April 29- General Motors Co said it is likely it will cease vehicle production in Venezuela in July as the automaker joins other U.S. corporations in taking action to shield their profits from the South American country's volatile currency. GM has one plant in Venezuela, in Valencia, where it builds the Chevrolet Aveo and Cruze cars, the Orlando crossover vehicle...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. economic growth nearly stalled in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices slashed spending. Gross domestic product expanded at an only 0.2 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. A strong dollar and a now-resolved labor dispute at...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices slashed spending, but there are signs activity is picking up. A strong dollar and a now-resolved labor dispute at normally busy West Coast ports also slammed growth, the...

  • US economy stalls as weather, low energy prices bite Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker welds an aluminum case at the Aluminum Case Company in Chicago.

    U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter, but there are signs activity is picking up.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices slashed spending, but there are signs activity is picking up. Gross domestic product expanded at an only 0.2 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on...

  • Why US economy likely grew at snail's pace in 1Q Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    A Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    U.S. economic growth likely braked sharply in the first quarter amid harsh weather, but there are signs activity is picking up.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. economic growth likely braked sharply in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices cut spending, but there are signs activity is picking up. A strong dollar and a now-resolved labor dispute at normally busy West Coast ports also likely constrained growth.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy was struggling to rebound from a recent soft patch. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday came on the heels of lukewarm data on retail sales, employment and housing...

  • US business investment falls for 7th straight month Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Household appliances for sale at a Home Depot in Chicago.

    U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month, suggesting the economy could struggle to rebound from a soft patch.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, likely weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy could struggle to strongly rebound from the first quarter's soft patch. The dour report from the Commerce Department on Friday came on the heels of lukewarm data on retail...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, likely weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy could struggle to rebound from a soft patch hit at the start of the year. The Commerce Department said on Friday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a...