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Economic Preview: Economy capped off strong 2018 with big holiday season, but we won’t know for sure due to government shutdown

The holiday shopping season looks to have been one of the best in years in another manifestation of the economy’s firm backbone, but don’t expect to hear about it this week. Here’s why......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 12th, 2019

Economic Preview: The strong U.S. jobs market is the biggest bulwark against recession in 2019

Stocks have tumbled, worries about a recession have grown and the government is partly closed because of yet another political stalemate. But the U.S. jobs market still shows an economy with plenty of oomph......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 2nd, 2019

5 Top Retail Stocks to Buy Ahead of a Strong Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is widely expected to end 2018 with a flourish, courtesy of a healthy economy and confid.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytNov 12th, 2018

Economic Report: Job creation, wages slip in September as unemployment falls to 48-year low

The U.S. unemployment rate sank to a 49-year low of 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs, setting the stage for a strong holiday season to finish out what’s been stellar year for the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

Economic Report: Job creation, wages chill out in September, but unemployment falls to 48-year low

The U.S. unemployment rate sank to a 49-year low of 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs, setting the stage for a strong holiday season to finish out what’s been stellar year for the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

Economic Report: Hiring slows in September as unemployment falls to the lowest level since 1969

The U.S. unemployment rate sank to a 49-year low of 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs, setting the stage for a strong holiday season to finish out what’s been stellar year for the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting the Stock Market and the Economy

Markets have been mostly buoyant, with recent corporate earnings boosting stocks. But the economic pain could intensify if the shutdown drags on......»»

Category: topSource: barrons13 hr. 55 min. ago

Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth

After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters......»»

Category: topSource: reuters14 hr. 55 min. ago

After a Strong 2018 for Retail Sales, Caution Flags Pop Up

U.S. retail sales went gangbusters at the end of 2018, but that momentum could be hard to maintain as consumers deal with higher interest rates and confidence-eroding factors such as the government shutdown and a volatile stock market......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 17th, 2019

Market Snapshot: Stocks close lower as China trade data spark more global economic worries

Wall Street kicked off the week on a downbeat note after tepid trade data out of China spark global economic worries. The start of earnings season, a government shutdown and more Brexit drama added to that worry list......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2019

Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat as China trade data spark more global economic worries

Wall Street is starting the week on a down note after downbeat trade data out of China. The start of earnings season, a government shutdown and more Brexit drama added to that worry list......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2019

Market Snapshot: Stocks lose ground as China trade data spark fresh global economic worries

Wall Street is starting the week on a down note after downbeat trade data out of China. The start of earnings season, a government shutdown and more Brexit drama added to that worry list......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2019

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks slide as China trade data spark fresh global economic worries

Wall Street is starting the week on a down note after downbeat trade data out of China. The start of earnings season, a government shutdown and more Brexit drama added to that worry list......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2019

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures drop as China trade data spark fresh global economic worries

Wall Street was facing a potentially weak start to the new trading week as stock futures fall after downbeat trade data out of China. The start of earnings season, a government shutdown and more Brexit drama added to that worry list......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2019

Economic Report: Jobless claims climb to 231,000 at end of 2018 amid government shutdown

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Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 3rd, 2019

Economic Report: Chicago PMI shows region’s economy remains hot as 2018 winds down

A survey of business conditions in the Chicago area that’s often a signpost for the broader U.S. economy showed strong, if slightly softer, growth in the final month of 2018......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 28th, 2018

U.S. holiday shopping season best in six years: report

Sales during the U.S. holiday shopping season rose 5.1 percent to over $850 billion in 2018, the strongest in the past six years, according to a Mastercard report, as shoppers were encouraged by a robust economy and early discounts......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 26th, 2018

Oil nears 2018 lows as stock markets slide

Oil prices dropped on Monday, nearing their lowest level this year, in line with another decline across global stock markets, which came under pressure from concern about a U.S. government shutdown and a worsening world economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 24th, 2018

Retailers Wrapping Up Holidays With Cheer

Stores have met the lofty sales expectations set by analysts, showing that many chains continue to reap the benefits of a strong U.S. economy and rising consumer confidence. Delivery companies have also held up so far during the holiday season......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 24th, 2018

Partial government shutdown compounds risks for US economy

Now in its 10th year, America's economic expansion still looks sturdy......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 22nd, 2018

Economic Report: Jobless claims hit 6-month high of 234,000 — government fine-tuning for Thanksgiving likely to blame

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the week of Thanksgiving rose to the highest level in six months. But the recent upturn might stem from holiday-season hiccups or other temporary factors, and it could be reversed soon......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 29th, 2018