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  • Private jobs growing, while weekly claims falling Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    The private sector added 176,000 jobs in August while weekly jobless claims continued their decline, indicative of slow but steady gains.

  • US labor costs flat, show dormant price pressure Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A technician works on a Cummins Inc. ISL diesel engine at the E-ONE Inc. factory, in Ocala, Florida.

    Labor costs were flat in the second quarter, a sign of minimal inflationary pressures in the U.S. economy.

  • Ronald Coase and the nature of shadow banking Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:52 PM ET
    Ronald Coase

    Coase, who died at the age of 102 on Labor Day, was one of the most influential economic thinkers of the past 100 years. So what can we learn about the financial crisis from him?

  • US recovers appetite for imports, widens trade gap Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly more than expected in July as exports dipped, but a rebound in imports pointed to some firming in underlying demand.

  • Mortgage apps rise, snapping 3-week losing streak Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home loans rose for the first time in four weeks as mortgage rates fell from their highest level this year, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Manufacturing sector, construction spending grow Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The manufacturing sector grew last month at its fastest pace in more than two years, an industry report showed on Tuesday. A separate reading showed construction spending rose.

  • Goldman upgrades China growth, cuts India outlook Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:33 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs has raised its GDP forecast for China to 7.6 percent from 7.4 percent for 2013, even as it slashed the growth targets for India and other Southeast Asia nations.

  • Blue-collar cities change colors as jobs shift Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    As U.S. factory jobs continue to vanish, many historically industrial areas are fading from blue-collar to white-collar towns, or in some cases, no collar at all.

  • Part-time economy: Older workers, underemployed Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    The spike in part-time jobs is expected in an economy recovering from a deep recession, according to a new report. But what's unexpected is the age group that is taking those jobs.

  • Labor on Labor Day: 'Just a very tough job market' Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    As millions of Americans celebrate Labor Day by taking a day off from work, millions more have no job at all or have just stopped looking.

  • After the crisis, new grads face rough jobs road Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    In a post crisis world, new college graduates are making compromises just to get their foot into the door.

  • Consumer sentiment retreats from 6-year high Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
    Customers reach for shopping carts inside the Target Corp. Store in Torrance, California.

    U.S. consumer sentiment retreated in August from last month's six-year high, though Americans were slightly more upbeat in their outlook than earlier in the month, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • Midwest factory activity picks up in August Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    A worker prepares to weld an aluminum case at the Aluminum Case Company in Chicago.

    The pace of business activity in the Midwest increased in August and input prices hit a nine-month high, a report showed on Friday.

  • US consumers keep wallets shut in July; prices flat Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    U.S. consumers barely spent and inflation was tame in July, offering a cautionary note on the economy as the Federal Reserve weighs cutting back its bond buying program.

  • Fast-food strike gets supersized over wages Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Protesters in New York

    The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when thousands of workers at fast-food restaurants in 50 U.S. cities walked off the job to demand a "decent" wage.

  • Forget tapering, here's the really big Fed deal Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    President Obama and Larry Summers in file photo.

    Focus at the Federal Reserve these days is on who the next chairman will be, but the big story may be an ideological cleansing that could last the next decade and a half.

  • Judge greenlights this big California bankruptcy Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    A memorial to fallen police officers stands at the entrance to the City of San Bernardino Police Department on July 12, 2012 in San Bernardino, California.

    San Bernardino, Calif., is eligible for bankruptcy protection, a federal judge said on Wednesday, in a "tentative ruling" ahead of full court arguments later in the day.

  • Good news all around: US claims fall, growth rises Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week as the U.S. economy accelerated more quickly than expected in the second quarter.

  • Summers as Fed chief a 'black swan' event: Analysts Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:09 AM ET
    Lawrence H. Summers

    Speculation that Larry Summers is the favored candidate to take over Bernanke as Fed chief has resurfaced in recent weeks, prompting a strong backlash from some industry watchers.

  • Gloom and doom? Consumers are upbeat about economy Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Americans' confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 1/2-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.

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