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25/04/2017 16:06

US consumer confidence declines in April as optimism wanes

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US consumer confidence retreated in April after two months of records, as optimism about the economy dwindled, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.

25/04/2017 15:36

US new home sales see fastest pace in 8 months

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Sales of new homes in the United States forged higher for the third straight month in March, hitting the fastest pace since July, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

24/04/2017 21:47

Upward mobility has fallen sharply in US

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In a sign of the fading American Dream, 92 percent of children born in 1940 earned more than their parents, but only half of those born in 1984 can say the same, researchers said Monday.

23/04/2017 02:26

Investors push for more info on lobbying at US companies

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Dozens of major US companies are facing shareholder votes this spring that seek to require more disclosure about political lobbying, as activists demand greater corporate transparency.

22/04/2017 07:03

US Treasury's Mnuchin: US growth good for global economy

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The Trump administration's priority is boosting US growth through tax cuts and an overhaul of regulations, and a growing American economy will be good for the world, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday.

21/04/2017 19:05

Consensus in G20 that protectionism «damaging» for global economy

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The Group of 20 major economies have reached a «broad consensus» that a continued rise in protectionism would be damaging to the global economy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.

21/04/2017 12:33

Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports

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President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked national security to order a probe into US steel imports -- a move that risks trade blowback from steel-making...

21/04/2017 06:52

Key US jobless benefits level hits 17-year low

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New claims for US jobless benefits rose slightly in mid-April but the total number of people seeking unemployment insurance hit a 17-year low, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:59

Japan's exports jump in March

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Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy.

20/04/2017 12:49

Fed's Fischer says rate hikes unlikely to roil world markets

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As the global recovery has taken firmer hold, gradual US interest rate increases are unlikely to roil world markets or cause undue problems for policymakers, a top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

20/04/2017 12:17

Moderate rise in US economy, but job shortages spread: Fed

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The US economy has continued to expand with only modest price increases, but companies are increasingly complaining of trouble finding workers, including for low-skill jobs, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

20/04/2017 10:44

VP Pence thanks corporate Japan for boosting US growth

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Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hailed Japanese companies for contributing to US economic prosperity, moving to ease fears over the protectionist agenda of President Donald Trump.

19/04/2017 06:14

Trump seeks headway on «Buy American, Hire American» pledge

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President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to make good on his emblematic pledge to «Buy American, Hire American» by tightening skilled-worker visa rules, but his room for maneuver remains limited without wider congressional reform.

19/04/2017 05:45

US fiscal stimulus could lead to quicker Fed rate hikes: IMF

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Tax cuts and other stimulus under President Donald Trump could lead to broadening fiscal deficits and fuel inflation, requiring a faster pace of interest rate hikes, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 01:03

US industrial output jumps 0.4% in March but manufacturing falls

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A sharp spike in heating demand in March drove US industrial output higher, but auto production fell dramatically in the month, pulling manufacturing lower, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.

19/04/2017 00:53

New US home construction slows in March

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Construction of new US homes dropped in March to its slowest pace in four months, with the pace of building falling sharply in the Mid-West, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

17/04/2017 00:31

China's economy grows 6.9% in first quarter of 2017: gov't

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China's economy grew 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, government data showed Monday, beating expectations in the latest sign of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.

15/04/2017 10:24

Strong US dollar a threat to Trump campaign pledges

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President Donald Trump takes credit for revitalizing the US economy even though he has not yet been in office for 100 days.

15/04/2017 04:17

China's Q1 growth stabilises at 6.8%

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China's growth stabilised in the first quarter thanks to rising investments and a recovery in exports, experts said, though they warned the reprieve may be...

12/03/2017 00:42

In conflict zones, companies struggle with ethics vs profits

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Some multinationals working in conflict zones are turning to ethically dubious practices to keep their factories operating, employees working and goods flowing.

28/02/2017 16:30

US confirms disappointing growth in 2016

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The US Commerce Department on Tuesday confirmed a picture of sluggish growth in 2016, with the world's largest economy growing at its slowest pace in five years.

17/01/2017 00:28

Tobacco giant BAT buys out US firm Reynolds in mega-deal

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British American Tobacco agreed Tuesday to pay almost $50 billion for control of US peer Reynolds American in a move which targets the lucrative United States market and the fast-growing e-cigarette sector.

16/01/2017 11:06

In Detroit, Shinola is «Made in USA» success story

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From the outside, there's nothing much to say about this nondescript, hulking building in downtown Detroit, once the cradle of American industry.

03/01/2017 17:49

US manufacturing growth picks up in December: ISM

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US manufacturing posted the fourth straight month of faster expansion in December as new orders and output jumped, pointing to a growing economy, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

03/01/2017 16:08

Trump names protectionist as US trade rep

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President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has nominated Reagan-era lawyer Robert Lighthizer, described as an advocate of greater protectionism, as US trade representative.

03/01/2017 15:20

US construction spending picks up speed in November

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US construction spending picked up in November, reaching the highest level since April 2006 -- well before the onset of the financial crisis, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

31/12/2016 09:26

US stocks end 2016 on weak note as tech stocks hit

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Wall Street stocks finished a torrid year on a tepid note, with Apple and other large technology companies leading the market lower following a sluggish session Friday.

27/12/2016 23:13

US consumer confidence at highest since 2001

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US consumer confidence posted sharp gains in December, hitting its highest level in 15 years, according to survey data released Tuesday.

18/12/2016 07:46

Trump stock rally mostly benefiting the best-off

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As the Dow nears 20,000 amid a Trump rally, longtime financial insiders see a difference compared with prior Wall Street landmarks: very little interest from the general public.

17/12/2016 06:50

Strong US dollar could challenge Trump agenda

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The strong US dollar, boosted further by the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates, could pose challenges to President-elect Donald Trump's economic agenda.

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