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4 years 6 months ago

Economists more upbeat despite deficit woes

A survey of leading economic forecasters predicts the pace of U.S. growth will pick up in the year ahead as consumers and businesses accelerate spending. The assessment being released today by The National Association for Business Economics is more bullish than the last survey in February. The panel of...

4 years 7 months ago

New jobless claims increase unexpectedly

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers. The Labor Department said first-time claims increased by 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 460,000. That's worse than economists' estimates of a drop to 435,000, according to...

4 years 7 months ago

Incomes flat; consumer spending rises

Americans aren't making any more money--but they're spending more. Consumers spent modestly last month, a sign that the economic recovery is proceeding at a decent - but not spectacular - pace. The government says consumers boosted their spending 0.3 percent in February, a tad slower than the 0.4...

4 years 8 months ago

Job openings up sharply in January

Job openings rose sharply earlier this year, a sign that employers might be preparing to step up hiring. The number of openings in January rose about 7.6 percent, to 2.7 million, compared with December, the Labor Department said. And the job openings rate climbed to 2.1 percent, the highest...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Treasury expects debt limit will be hit in December

The Treasury Department expects to hit the government's debt limit in December, two months later than its initial estimate, after scaling back an emergency loan program as the financial crisis abated. Treasury Department officials say they're working closely with Congress to pass the legislation needed to boost the debt ceiling,...

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