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U.S. companies advertised more open positions in April than in any month in 6-1/2 years, suggesting that a recent pickup in hiring should continue.
Stocks meandered on Monday but managed to end the day with slim gains, while banking stocks showed significant strength.
The stock market nudged higher Monday after a few U.S. companies announced deals. The S&P 500 and the Dow were both up slightly.
Revenues and employment have surpassed pre-recession levels in the country as a whole, but if this is finally the "good times," it sure doesn't feel like it to some states.
Messages posted on Facebook and Twitter or sent in emails can be tasteless, vulgar and even disturbing. But just when do they cross the line from free speech to threats that can be punished as a crime?
U.S. consumers increased household borrowing by a sizable amount in April, with growth in credit card debt rising at the fastest pace in more than 12 years.
The unemployment rate among U.S. Hispanics rose 0.4 percent in May, but dropped significantly during the past 12 months.
The stock market headed higher in Friday morning trading on news that U.S. employers added workers for the fourth month in a row.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has fired 15 employees and ordered a compensation plan for victims of a deadly ignition switch defect after an internal investigation showed a "pattern of incompetence and neglect."
The number of Americans who filed for unemployment assistance last week rose more than expected, raising concerns over the strength of the labor market, Labor Department data showed on Thursday.
The Federal Reserve 'Beige Book' survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.
U.S. service firms grew more quickly in May as production, hiring and new orders increased, adding to signs that the economy is growing after a dip at the start of the year.
The U.S. trade gap increased to $47.2 billion in April, up 6.9 percent from an upwardly revised March deficit of $44.2 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
Each of the Detroit Three reported better May sales than a year ago in the U.S., with Chrysler leading the way with a 17 percent increase.
U.S. home prices rose in April compared with a year earlier, but the increase was the smallest annual gain in 14 months. Price gains have slowed this year as sales have faltered.