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business-inventories2-121319.jpg Business inventories in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said business inventories rose by 0.2 percent in October after edging down by a revised 0.1 percent in September.

import-export-121319.jpg Largely reflecting a rebound in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. import prices increased in line with economist estimates in the month of November. The report said import prices rose by 0.2 percent in November after falling by 0.5 percent in October. The rebound in prices matched economist estimates.

retail-sales-121319.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed retail sales in the U.S. rose by far less than economists had anticipated in the month of November. The Commerce Department said retail sales edged up by 0.2 percent in November after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.4 percent in October.

Largely reflecting a rebound in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. import prices increased in line with economist estimates in the month of November.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed retail sales in the U.S. rose by far less than economists had anticipated in the month of November.

us-ppi-121219.jpg With higher prices for goods offsetting lower prices for services, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing U.S. producer prices came in unchanged in the month of November. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand was flat in November after climbing by 0.4 percent in October. Economists had expected prices to rise by 0.2 percent.

jobless-claims-121219.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by much more than expected in the week ended December 7th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims surged up to 252,000, an increase of 49,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 203,000.

With higher prices for goods offsetting lower prices for services, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing U.S. producer prices came in unchanged in the month of November.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped by much more than expected in the week ended December 7th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

eccles-building-110818_11dec19.jpg After three consecutive interest rate cuts, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced its widely expected decision to leave rates unchanged. The Fed said its Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 percent on the heels of three straight quarter-point reductions.

cpi-chart-121119.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday showed consumer prices in the U.S. increased by slightly more than anticipated in the month of November. The Labor Department said its consumer price index rose by 0.3 percent in November after climbing by 0.4 percent in October. Economists had expected prices to edge up by 0.2 percent.

A report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday showed consumer prices in the U.S. increased by slightly more than anticipated in the month of November.

non-farm-productivity-121019.jpg Revised data released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed U.S. labor productivity dipped by slightly less than originally estimated in the third quarter. The report said labor productivity edged down by 0.2 percent in the third quarter compared to the previously reported 0.3 percent drop. Economists had expected the decrease in productivity to be revised to just 0.1 percent.

Revised data released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed U.S. labor productivity dipped by slightly less than originally estimated in the third quarter.

Consumer credit in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of October, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday.

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