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  • Jobless picture is worse than you think: Gallup Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hundreds line up to attend a job fair in New York in April.

    While the government is expected to say the unemployment picture continues its gradual improvement, Gallup puts the unemployment rate at an ugly 8.6 percent in August

  • Why Bernanke's absence from Jackson Hole matters Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    The Tetons are the backdrop to the Federal Reserve's annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Not only is the chairman's absence a break with a 25-year tradition, but it comes at a time when markets crave clarity on the direction of monetary policy.

  • Looking up! Economic gauge rises 0.6% Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The index of leading indicators climbed, pointing to an improvement in growth despite federal spending cuts and weaker global demand that had weighed on the economy.

  • US manufacturing growth hits five-month high Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    An employee uses a burning torch on a steel box beam at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

    US manufacturing activity hit a five-month high in August as hiring picked up and new orders increased at their fastest pace since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

  • US jobless claims rise, but still near 6 year lows Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Job seekers fill out applications at a job fair at a new Target store in San Francisco on Aug. 15.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week but held close to a six-year low.

  • US household income is now this bad Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:24 AM ET

    The average American household is earning less than when the Great Recession ended four years ago, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • UPS to end health care for spouses of some workers Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    In announcing a move that will affect about 15,000 employees, United Parcel Service cited costs associated with the federal health care law. The New York Times reports.

  • US existing home sales jump to 3-year high Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    US home resales rose in July to their highest level in over 3 years, suggesting an increase in borrowing costs is having only a limited impact on the market recovery.

  • Why more companies are hiring part-time workers Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:48 AM ET

    U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem: Three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.

  • 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.

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