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  • WASHINGTON— Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found. For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated— often because their work schedules changed at short notice— and that caused about one in ten...

  • *Russian economy sees muted impact of U.S. sanctions in April. MOSCOW, May 22- Retail sales in Russia picked up in April, while real wages growth exceeded expectations as the unemployment rate fell, suggesting an economic recovery was under way, according to data released on Tuesday. The monthly set of data released by the Federal Statistics Service, or Rosstat,...

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (R) walk through a hotel lobby as they head to the Diaoyutai State Guest House to meet Chinese officials for ongoing trade talks in Beijing on May 4, 2018.

    Social media users noticed a distinct age gap between the Chinese delegates and the American lawmakers who met them in Washington.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcoming ceremony November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China.

    President Trump’s negotiating playbook is by now pretty obvious: Make big demands, thump your chest and claim victory. But some of his talk has a whiff of desperation.

  • A cashier returns cash to a customer at a Vineyard Vines store at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

    The Leading Economic Index was expected to rise 0.4 percent in April for its sixth straight month of gains.

  • An insurance agency representative speaks with job seekers during a Choice Career Fair in New York.

    New applications for U.S. jobless benefits increased more than expected last week.

  • James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on Friday spelled out the case against any further interest rate increases, saying rates may already have reached a "neutral" level that is no longer stimulating the economy.

  • OTTAWA, May 11- The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed jobs in April on the back of a drop in part-time positions and declines in the construction and trade sectors, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The decline of 1,100 jobs was well short of economists' forecasts for an increase of 17,400. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, as...

  • Q2 2018 GDP tracking 3.7%

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest economic data.

  • Job seekers job fair

    First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 218,000 for the most recent week, up from the 211,000 claims reported for the previous week.

  • People visit booths of prospective employers during the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the Washington Convention Center, on January 10, 2014 in Washington.

    There's a growing consensus that keeping the overall U.S. economy on track will not be enough to help areas left behind by a decade-long recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/ 2- year low of 3.9 percent as some out-of-work Americans left the labor force. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday also showed wages barely rose last month, which may ease concerns that inflation pressures are...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/ 2- year low of 3.9 percent as some out-of-work Americans left the labor force. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday also showed wages barely rose last month, which may ease concerns that inflation pressures are...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/ 2- year low of 3.9 percent as some out-of-work Americans left the labor force. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday also showed wages barely rose last month, which may ease concerns that inflation pressures are...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- World stock indexes climbed and U.S. The Labor Department's closely watched report showed non-farm payrolls increased by 164,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate was at 3.9 percent. The curve will likely resume its flattening bias in the long term, but it wont invert in the foreseeable future, "said Collin Martin, fixed income...

  • Apple rose 2.4 percent, helping the indexes shed earlier losses, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway raised its stake in the iPhone maker. The Labor Department's closely watched report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 164,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate was at 3.9 percent. "It's a goldilocks number... the top line missed a little bit...

  • May 4- U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Friday after data showed weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs and wages growth in April, while unemployment rate dropped to a 17-1/ 2- year low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 64.93 points, or 0.27 percent, at the open to 23,865.22. The S&P 500 opened lower by 8.28 points, or 0.31 percent, at 2,621.45.

  • May 4- U.S. stock index futures fell briefly after the release of April nonfarm payrolls report, which showed job growth rose less than expected and the unemployment rate fell to a 17-1/ 2- year low. The Labor Department's closely watched report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 164,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. job growth increased less than expected in April and the unemployment rate dropped to near a 17-1/ 2- year low of 3.9 percent as some jobless Americans left the labor force. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday also showed wages barely rose last month, which could ease concerns that inflation pressures are...

  • U.S. supporters celebrate after their loss to Germany after watching the match at FIFA Fan Fest on June 26, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, an 18-year low, even as nonfarm payrolls rose by just 164,000, the BLS says.