Jim Puzzanghera

Writer

Jim Puzzanghera writes about business and economic issues from the Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. He joined The Times in 2006 and won the paper’s Editor’s Award in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. He has worked in the nation’s capital since 1998 and is a two-time National Press Club award winner for Washington coverage. A Northwestern University graduate, he previously worked for the San Jose Mercury News, Newsday and the St. Petersburg Times.

Recent Articles

  • Private-sector job growth slows to lowest level since May, ADP says

    Private-sector job growth slows to lowest level since May, ADP says

    The nation’s private-sector employers slowed their pace of hiring last month to the lowest level since May, but the still-decent job growth should keep the Federal Reserve on track for an interest rate hike before the end of the year. Companies added 147,000 net new jobs in October, down from an...

  • Consumer spending rebounds with its biggest jump since June

    Consumer spending rebounds with its biggest jump since June

    Consumer spending rebounded strongly in September, rising the most in three months as incomes also improved, the Commerce Department said Monday. The 0.5% jump in personal consumption expenditures provided momentum for a key driver of the U.S. economy heading into the year’s final quarter and could...

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