| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week to 343,000, but continued to signal moderate labor market growth.
The number of people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ending Saturday was up 7,000 from...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:49 PM
WASHINGTON — Since Congress has taken off on its annual summer recess, you might assume that nothing is happening on Capitol Hill that could affect the taxes you pay on your home. Quite the reverse.
Staff members of the House and Senate tax-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week to 333,000 but the average over the past month dropped to its lowest level since 2007, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits in...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week to 334,000, close to a five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was down 24,000 from the previous week's revised...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Retail sales were mixed in June, buoyed by strong auto and furniture sales but tamped down by high unemployment and taxes, analysts said.
The overall gauge of sales rose 0.4% from May following a revised 0.5% increase the previous month, according to...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a two-month high of 360,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, but the rise could reflect annual summer shutdowns at auto plants.
The number of people applying for first-time...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped slightly this month amid increased concern about the outlook for the economic recovery.
The preliminary July consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters, released...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dipped to 343,000 last week, slightly better than analyst expectations and a sign that the labor market continues to expand at a moderate pace.
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:16 PM
The gig: Dominic Ng, 54, is chairman and chief executive of Pasadena's East West Bank, formerly a savings and loan association based in L.A.'s Chinatown that he built into the nation's largest Chinese American bank, with $23 billion in assets. The bank...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON --Thomson Reuters Corp. said Monday it would suspend the early access it sells to some clients of its twice-monthly consumer confidence index.
The company, which conducts the widely watched Survey of Consumers with the University of Michigan,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:56 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy struggled even more than originally thought in the first three months of the year, growing at an anemic 1.8% annual rate, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The growth rate has been revised down twice after the...