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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday downplayed the possibility the central bank might soon cut interest rates in a reversal of December's long-awaited tightening. "I have not thought that a downturn sufficient to cause the next move to be a cut was a likely possibility," Yellen told the...

joblessclaims-021116.jpg Following last week's mixed monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended February 6th.

Following last week's mixed monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than expected in the week ended February 6th.

Financial conditions "have become less supportive to growth," the nation's top central banker will tell Congress Wednesday morning. In testimony prepared for delivery to the House Financial Services, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen admitted that "downside risks" from exposure to the slowing Chinese...

wholesaleInventories-020916.jpg With a drop in inventories of durable goods more than offsetting an uptick in inventories of non-durable goods, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a modest decrease in U.S. wholesale inventories in the month of December.

Reflecting increases in both revolving and non-revolving credit, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing that U.S. consumer credit increased more than expected in the month of December.

Trade-Balance-020516.jpg With imports rising and exports falling, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in December. The report said the trade deficit widened to $43.4 billion in December from a revised $42.2 billion in November.

Non-Farm-Payroll-020516.jpg Employment in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday, although the unemployment rate still edged lower. The Labor Department said non-farm payroll employment climbed by 151,000 jobs in January.

With imports rising and exports falling, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in December.

Employment in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday, although the unemployment rate still edged lower.

factoryorders-020416.jpg Largely reflecting a steep drop in durable goods orders, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a notable decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured goods in the month of December. The Commerce Department said factory orders tumbled by 2.9 percent in December.

NonfarmProductivity-020416.jpg Labor productivity in the U.S. fell by more than anticipated in the fourth quarter, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said labor productivity dropped by 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter after climbing by 2.1 percent in the third quarter.

joblessclaims-020416.jpg Ahead of Friday's release of the monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by more than expected in the week ended January 30th.

Labor productivity in the U.S. fell by more than anticipated in the fourth quarter, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

Ahead of Friday's release of the closely watched monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by more than expected in the week ended January 30th.

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