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California’s 113-month job growth ties record set in 1960s

California’s unemployment rate has again fallen to an historic low of 4.1% as the world’s fifth-largest economy continues to add jobs following the Great Recession.


U.S. home building fell 4% in July, slowing housing market

The pace of U.S. home construction fell a sharp 4% in July despite strong demand from would-be buyers, held back by a shortage of skilled labor and affordable land.


Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump has been warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, but recession may be coming before that.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

U.S. stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

Stocks around the world jumped Friday to cap another tumultuous week.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

U.S. stock indexes end mostly higher after volatile day

Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy – shoppers …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Dow slumps 800 points after bonds flash recession warning

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the bond market threw up another warning flag on the economy.


U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3% amid widespread cost increases

The consumer price index increased 1.8% compared with a year earlier, up from 1.6% in June, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Stocks rebound on U.S. plan to delay some China tariffs

Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on …


Robert J. Samuelson: Is the economy turning against Trump?

There is growing evidence of a possible recession. If one materializes, President Trump could lose his most powerful argument for reelection: a strong economy.


Froma Harrop: Economy not so rosy for the middle class

Good economic times don’t last forever. Jobs can disappear. When things go in the other direction, many Americans will learn yet another lesson in the economic risk of piling on …


U.S. wholesale prices rise just 0.2% in July

U.S. wholesale prices rise just 0.2% in July, as inflation remains tame


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Stocks stumble on trade-war worries, capping wild week

Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be worsening.


Stocks move higher as investors push through trade anxiety

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors tried to shake off several days of volatile trading brought on by escalations in the U.S.-China trade war.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Consumer credit up $14.6 billion, slowest in 3 months

Consumer borrowing slowed in June to the smallest increase in three months as a jump in auto loans and student loans was offset by a big drop in borrowing on …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

U.S. stocks notch solid gains as China stabilizes currency

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday as Wall Street regained its footing a day after the market had its biggest decline in a year.


Survey: US services sector slips to worst growth in 3 years

The pace of expansion for U.S. services companies fell to its slowest pace in nearly three years, as gauges of business activity and new orders weakened.


Trump accuses China of manipulating currency as yuan weakens

President Donald Trump accused China of manipulating its currency after Beijing let the yuan fall to a politically sensitive level against the U.S. dollar for the first time in 11 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Survey: U.S. manufacturing growth slows again in July

U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower rate in July for the fourth consecutive month as the Trump administration squares off with other countries on trade.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Richer U.S. households fueling a hot job sector: ‘wealth work’

A rising number of American workers may be feeling nearly as dazzled on the job. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what David …


U.S. business economists see slower growth and profits ahead

U.S. business economists expect economic growth to slow this year, and a rising proportion of them think corporate sales and profits will decline.


Treasury secretary, trade rep headed to China for more talks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is returning to China next week to further talks aimed at resolving a trade battle between Washington and Beijing.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

U.S. new-home sales increase 7% in June after 2 months of decline

U.S. new home sales rose at a modest pace in June but remained below sales levels earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market aren’t encouraging …


U.S. home sales fall 1.7% with prices high and supply low

U.S. home sales tumbled 1.7% in June, with rising prices and a scarce supply locking out many Americans from ownership.


IMF sees a weaker global economy but upgrades U.S. forecast

The IMF said Tuesday that it expects the global economy to expand by a “sluggish” 3.2% in 2019, down from 3.6% in 2018 and from the 3.3% growth it forecast …


U.S. retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded.


Stock indexes end lower, breaking a 5-day winning streak

NEW YORK – Stocks ended a five-day winning streak on Tuesday as investors cautiously assessed the first big round of corporate earnings reports. Technology companies fared the worst, weighed down …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Zimbabwe’s civil servants protest pay as inflation hits 176%

Representatives of Zimbabwe’s government workers Tuesday protested against what they called “slave salaries” as inflation almost doubled to 176%, a decade high that highlights the country’s rapidly deteriorating economy.


S&P 500 notches another record after a muted, mixed day

U.S. stock indexes bobbed around their record levels Monday, as the curtain rose on what’s expected to be the weakest earnings reporting season in years.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

China’s economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

U.S., Chinese trade envoys in 1st contact after Trump-Xi truce

The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys have spoken by phone in their first known contact since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume stalled talks on ending …