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ConstructionSpending-080114.jpg With spending on public construction showing a substantial decrease, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. construction spending unexpectedly saw a sharp drop in the month of June.

ISM-PMI-080114.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at a notably faster rate in the month of July, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Friday, with the index of activity in the sector climbing to a three-year high.

consumerspending-080114.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.

PersonalIncome-080114.jpg Personal income and spending in the U.S. both increased in line with economist estimates in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

NonfarmPayroll-080114.jpg After reporting a sharp jump in U.S. employment in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that employment rose by less than expected in the month of July. The report said non-farm payroll employment increased by 209,000 jobs in July.

In the wake of the recent downing of a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, the United Nations and its partners have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the right time." The decision...

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States will be sending a small delegation to Cairo to assist and take part in Egypt-mediated negotiations to find a sustainable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the radical Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. After a deadly 24-day-long...

The United States on Thursday condemned Israel's shelling on a UN-run school housing Palestinian civilians in Gaza, and urged the Jewish nation to ensure the safety of Palestinian civilians in the ongoing conflict. At least 16 people were killed when artillery shells struck a UN-run school designated...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held a telephonic conversation with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to discuss the situation in Gaza, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby. Kirby said Ya'alon thanked Hagel for his support for the defense of Israel, particularly the...

The United States has confirmed the death of an American in Nigeria after being infected by the Ebola virus in Liberia. According to US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, the patient had traveled from Liberia to Nigeria while infected with the virus. She said US embassy officials in Nigeria's...

UScapitol-073114.jpg In an embarrassment for the new Republican leadership, the House will not vote on a bill to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.

The United States has urged the Qatari Government to lift the current travel ban on U.S. couple Matthew and Grace Huang who are held up in that country over ongoing legal proceedings following the tragic death of their daughter, Gloria. A statement by the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson...

Boehner-073114.jpg In the latest sign of the hyper-partisan environment that exists in Washington, the Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday evening to approve a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to sue President Barack Obama.

Joblessclaims-073114.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded in the week ended July 26th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with initial jobless claims bouncing off the fourteen-year low seen in the previous week.

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change, the US space agency said. A laser-based...