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  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • Bank of England indicates rate hike isn't imminent

    Bank of England indicates rate hike isn't imminent
    The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate. The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
  • Consumers more optimistic about rising wages, N.Y. Fed says

    Consumers more optimistic about rising wages, N.Y. Fed says
    WASHINGTON -- Consumers last month were more optimistic their wages would rise, and expected to spend more this year, according to survey results Monday from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Americans also expected inflation to slow somewhat to 3%...
  • Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases

    Consumers use credit cards for bail, tattoos, other 'crazy' purchases
    Americans flash plastic for the craziest things -- to ink up their bodies, get out of jail, or even watch X-rated movies. Nearly six in 10 people admitted to making what they considered to be a crazy purchase with their credit cards, according to survey...
  • Weak jobs data renew growth fears

    Weak jobs data renew growth fears
    WASHINGTON — Back-to-back months of sluggish hiring suggest the economic recovery may have lost some momentum and could give the Federal Reserve second thoughts about continuing to throttle back a key stimulus program. Employers added a modest...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall again, with 30-year averaging 4.32%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall again, with 30-year averaging 4.32%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell for the fourth week in a row following the release of weaker housing data, according to Freddie Mac, which said lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans to solid borrowers this week at an average of 4.32%. The Freddie Mac...
  • Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter

    Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter
    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending ended last year with a flourish, lifting overall economic growth and renewing hopes that the recovery will hit its stride this year and boost employment and incomes. The economy expanded at a solid 3.2% annual...
  • Consumers spent more than expected last month despite flat incomes

    Consumers spent more than expected last month despite flat incomes
    WASHINGTON -- Consumers opened their wallets more than expected last month even though their incomes failed to grow, another indication the economy picked up steam heading into the new year, the Commerce Department said Friday. Spending rose 0.4% in...
  • Consumer confidence index slips amid worries about economy's momentum

    Consumer confidence index slips amid worries about economy's momentum
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in momentum can be sustained, according to data released Friday. The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters In this new episode,...
  • Consumers spend more than expected but confidence index slips

    Consumers spend more than expected but confidence index slips
    WASHINGTON — Consumers opened their wallets more than expected in December even though their incomes failed to grow, but their confidence slipped in January amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in economic momentum can be sustained....