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  • *Nonfarm payrolls forecast to rise 230,000 in June. WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in June after reaching a five-month high, but still-healthy hiring would suggest the labor market is strong enough to support a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. We are making a lot of progress in reducing slack and unless the labor...

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, a tentative sign that the manufacturing sector was stabilizing after hitting a soft patch in recent months. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business...

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, a tentative sign that the manufacturing sector was stabilizing after going into a slump late last summer. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business...

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, offering a tentative sign of stabilization in the manufacturing sector after activity started weakening in the late summer of 2014.. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rebounded in May, offering a tentative sign of stabilization in the manufacturing sector after activity weakened sharply early this year. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans,...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. The challenges of the stronger dollar and drop in energy prices linger, "said...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. Looking ahead, production is likely to stabilize when the oil industry...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of strong momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on Friday. This leaves the Fed on course to start hiking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of strong momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on Friday. This leaves the Fed on course to start hiking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for an interest rate hike in September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on Friday. "This certainly puts more ammunition in the Fed's plan to start...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase eight cents. WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of momentum in the economy that could put a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve back on the table. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth was likely solid in May and wages probably picked up a bit, suggesting sufficient momentum in the economy for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. The Labor Department will release its closely followed employment report at 8:30 a.m. on Friday amid concerns over the economy's inability to rebound...

  • LONDON, June 4- The slump in crude prices has jolted the oil industry into deep cost cutting which, unlike the previous downturn, could last for a few years at least. A partial rebound in crude prices this year will give service companies such as Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Petrofac little respite. "Higher prices have led to cost inflation over the past years and...

  • Factory orders fall 0.4 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April on weak demand for transportation equipment and other goods, suggesting that manufacturing remained constrained by a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector. Households are gradually boosting their spending on manufactured goods, "said Gus...

  • *Factory orders fall 0.4 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April as demand for transportation equipment and other goods weakened, suggesting that manufacturing remained constrained by a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector. Households are gradually boosting their spending on manufactured goods, "...

  • *Factory orders fall 0.4 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods unexpectedly fell in April as demand for transportation equipment and a range of other goods weakened, suggesting that manufacturing remained constrained by a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector. New orders for manufactured goods slipped 0.4...

  • *First-quarter GDP revised down to show contraction. *GDP shrinks at a 0.7 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls, a resurgent dollar and disruptions at West Coast ports, but activity already has rebounded modestly.

  • *First-quarter GDP revised down to show contraction. *GDP shrinks at a 0.7 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity has rebounded modestly.

  • *First-quarter GDP seen revised down to show contraction. GDP forecast shrinking at a 0.8 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy likely contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity since has rebounded modestly.

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose solidly for a second straight month in April and consumer confidence perked up this month, signs economic growth was picking up after sputtering in the first quarter. "These are likely just the first of what is expected to be a large number of reports showing the economy is bursting with new...