Economy

trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 16.
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May 16, 2019 - 5:55 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street for the third straight day Thursday, led by solid gains in technology companies and banks.
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo traders Gregory Rowe and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 24. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off an early slump and marched higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, led by solid gains in Microsoft, Facebook and Google. The flip-flop marked the latest reversal for a stock market that has been whipsawed by worries over the worsening trade relationship between China...
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May 15, 2019 - 12:48 am
The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.
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May 14, 2019 - 1:29 pm
Stocks regained some ground in afternoon trading Tuesday following a nosedive at the start of the week as the U.S. and China escalate their trade war.
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visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, May 3, the U.S. government issues the April jobs report.
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May 04, 2019 - 10:11 am
Hiring accelerated and pay rose at a solid pace in April
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May 03, 2019 - 5:18 pm
A new round of robust economic indicators is offering fresh evidence of a strong economy — and giving President Donald Trump a big political advantage just as the 2020 election campaign is beginning to intensify.
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May 03, 2019 - 9:15 am
U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.
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May 01, 2019 - 3:22 pm
U.S. companies in April added the most jobs in 9 months, a sign that hiring remains strong amid solid economic growth.
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April 17, 2019 - 1:59 am
China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Ted Pappageorge, president of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, speaks before a vote on whether to authorize a strike, in Las Vegas. Some key labor leaders say they are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. “They’ve got to pay attention to kitchen-table economics,” said Pappageorge. “We don’t quite see that.” (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 6:13 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time...
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