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  • Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Job seekers fill out applications while waiting in line for a hiring event at a new Target Corp. store in San Francisco, California.

    Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum.

  • Seattle campaign seeks $15 minimum wage Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Washington state already has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

  • US consumer sentiment turns sour in August Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:55 AM ET
    A shopper carries a purchase from Macy's along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago, Illinois.

    US consumers, bracing for higher interest rates and slightly slower economic growth, were a bit less optimistic in August as sentiment retreated from last month's six-year high, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • Housing starts miss; Q2 productivity beats Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    A new home under construction in Daybreak, Utah.

    U.S. housing starts and permits for future home construction rose less than expected in July, while nonfarm productivity rose in the second quarter more than expected.

  • Philly Fed factory activity slows in August Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    An employee grinds steel components on the fabrication area floor at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region weakened in August as new orders fell and the pace of hiring slowed, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • US industrial output holds steady in July Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Workers use grinders to smooth down the welded joints on railroad suspension parts at the Columbus Castings finishing area in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

    Output at U.S. factories declined slightly in July, reflecting a drop in auto production.

  • Jobless claims plunge to near 6-year low Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    A representative from Independent Capital Management shakes hands with a interviewee at s job fair in El Segundo, Calif.

    New claims for unemployment benefits fell to a near six-year low last week, while U.S. consumer prices remained largely benign in July.

  • Fed's Bullard: Low inflation a worrisome sign Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Wednesday that the low US inflation rate is a worrisome sign for the country's economy.

  • US price pressure dormant, aided by gas price drop Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. producer prices pointed to very little inflationary pressure in the economy, which could add to worries at the U.S. Federal Reserve that inflation is running too low.

  • Too early to lay out stimulus exit: Fed's Lockhart Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    US economic performance remains too mixed for Federal Reserve policymakers to lay out a detailed path for exiting the stimulus plan, a top Fed official said on Tuesday.

  • Looking for Fed clues? Forget about Jackson Hole Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    Investors looking for major clues about the future of monetary policy probably will have to look past this month's Federal Reserve summit at Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • Business inventories flat, could weigh on Q2 GDP Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    Inventories at US businesses were flat in June and firms outside the auto sector cut back on restocking, which might weigh against estimates for economic growth in the second quarter.

  • 'Less bad' Europe will outperform US: Bob Doll Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Bob Doll, chief equity strategist, Nuveen Asset Management.

    Despite improving fundamentals in the U.S., equities markets may slow, but Europe presents a good place to find relative value in the near-term, strategists tell CNBC.

  • Consumers spend briskly; inflation stays dormant Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in July at its fastest pace in seven months, while a separate report showed that U.S. import prices rose less than expected.

  • GDP growth a question mark as US data disappoint Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Boxes move down a conveyor line at a Supervalu Inc. distribution center in Hopkins, Minnesota.

    US wholesale inventories unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in June, which could prompt economists to mark down their second-quarter growth estimates.

  • Ashton Kutcher...for Fed chief?! Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    Who will be the next Fed chief? You won't believe it but Ashton Kutcher's name came up. What's even more surprising, is who said it—Dallas Fed chief Richard Fisher!

  • Retailers forced to discount to lure shoppers Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    A group of large US retailers reported higher sales for July, but had to resort to bargains to lure shoppers who are still careful in their spending while the job market recovers.

  • Food prices could keep falling as crops boom Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Global food prices could decline further in coming months, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, pointing to prospects of abundant grain supplies.

  • US claims rise, but hope abounds for labor market Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    Signage for employment with the City of Chicago is visible beyond job seeker at a job fair in Chicago, Illinois.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week but was near its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession.

  • Americans are spending more...but not with plastic Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 7:49 AM ET
    A Ford Focus sits on display at a Manhattan car dealership that sells Ford vehicles in New York City.

    Americans borrowed more in June to buy cars and attend schools. But they were frugal again with their credit cards, as many remain wary of taking on high-interest debt.

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