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FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house is under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Wednesday, May 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...
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May 22, 2018 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows that 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. For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated — often because...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Friday in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of plan to keep money flowing into the church despite the struggling economy. As part of an ongoing investigation into physical and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 file picture France's President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a press conference during his visit in the French Caribbean islands of St. Martin. In just one year into office, French President Emmanuel Macron emerged as a key world player, speaking up for Europe and Western democracies' values _ while facing challenges at home, where his economic changes have prompted a string of strikes and protests.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)
May 07, 2018 - 7:47 am
PARIS (AP) — In just one year as France's president, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a key world player, speaking up for Europe and Western democratic values and striking a surprise friendship with Donald Trump. But Macron has made his biggest impact — and his biggest enemies — at home. Strikes and...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, May 7, 2018. Most Asian stock markets started the week higher following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 07, 2018 - 6:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World shares were mostly higher Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: European shares rose in early trading. Germany's DAX rose...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, May 7, 2018. Most Asian stock markets started the week higher following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 06, 2018 - 11:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 0.5 percent to 22...
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FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington. Williams, currently president of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank, said that he still expects a gradual pace of three to four increases in the Fed’s key interest rate this year. He spoke in an interview with CNBC after the government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest level in more than 17 years, with 164,000 jobs created. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With steady growth, low unemployment and tame inflation, the U.S. is experiencing a "Goldilocks" economy: Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. So says a top Federal Reserve official, who on Friday suggested that the unemployment rate could fall further to 3.5 percent with...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most Americans since the Great Recession ended in 2009. It's been a frustration for many. Yet the very sluggishness of the economic expansion helps explain why it's now the second-longest on record and why more of the...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 4, 2018. Stocks opened moderately lower across the board, putting the market on track for its fourth loss this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 04, 2018 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are jumping Friday as Apple rises to an all-time high after Warren Buffett said his company bought more of Apple's stock. That's helping a rally for technology companies. Retailers, banks and most other groups of stocks are also higher. A slightly disappointing April...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 4, 2018. Asian stock markets were lower on Friday after Wall Street finished with losses overnight as investors watched the outcome of trade talks between the United States and China.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 04, 2018 - 7:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stock markets were mixed Friday and Wall Street was expected to dip on the open as investors look ahead to the U.S. jobs report and watch trade talks between the United States and China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent to 7,533 while France's CAC 40...
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