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The number of new U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second week last week.
U.S. housing starts fell less than expected in December, pausing after recent strong gains.
Growth in factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region gained momentum in January.
Home builder confidence dipped in January as rising construction costs and inaccurate appraisals hurt some home sales.
Despite plans to spur manufacturing through innovation institutes, out-of-work factory workers are still stuck on the sidelines.
Global growth is set to accelerate in 2014 as advanced economies turn a corner five years after the global financial crisis, said the World Bank.
U.S. producer prices recorded their largest jump in six months in December as gas costs rebounded strongly.
The shocking drop in December job creation to the worst level in three years raises questions about the direction of Fed policy.
A new monthly Fed survey shows consumers expect higher medical costs and easier credit availability in the next 12 months.
A top Federal Reserve official said he is "disinclined" to focus on December's jobs data alone as he considers the bond-purchase taper.
With protesters vowing to "shut down" Bangkok on January 13 in their bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck, "Teflon Thailand" seems more like a taunt.
The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December—but does that rate tell the real story?
Raising the minimum wage would probably have an adverse affect on payrolls but in the end, it would benefit the economy. Maybe now is the time to raise it, says Jack Ablin.
To fix a manufacturing jobs skills gap, one group has formed to train people in industrial sewing skills, hire them and promote the trade.
Job creation stumbled in December, with the U.S. economy adding 74,000 positions even as the Federal Reserve voted to take the first steps in eliminating its stimulus program.
President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has indeed driven the slowdown in health-care spending, Obamacare architect Peter Orszag told CNBC.
Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell slightly more than expected.
The problem with the U.S. labor market isn't income inequality, it's opportunity inequality, Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Thursday.
The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms plunged by 32 percent in December to the lowest monthly total in more than 13 years, a report on Thursday showed.
Many U.S. retailers had to ramp up promotions last month as shoppers continued to watch their spending during the holiday season.
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