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importexport-091319.jpg With fuel prices pulling back sharply, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a slightly bigger than expected decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of August. The report showed import prices fell by 0.5 percent in August after inching up by a downwardly revised 0.1 percent in July.

retailsales-us-091319.jpg Reflecting a jump in auto sales, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. retail sales increased by more than expected in the month of August. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose by 0.4 percent in August after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.8 percent in July.

With fuel prices pulling back sharply, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a slightly bigger than expected decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of August.

Reflecting a jump in auto sales, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. retail sales increased by more than expected in the month of August.

cpi-chart-091219.jpg With higher prices for shelter and medical care partly offset by a steep drop in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing just a modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of August. The Labor Department said its consumer price index inched up by 0.1 percent in August after rising by 0.3 percent in July. The uptick in prices matched economist estimates.

weekly-jobless-claims-091219.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by much more than expected in the week ended September 7th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 204,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level of 219,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to edge down to 215,000.

With higher prices for shelter and medical care partly offset by a steep drop in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing just a modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of August.

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

wholesale-inventories3-091119.jpg Wholesale inventories in the U.S. showed a modest rebound in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The report said wholesale inventories rose by 0.2 percent in July after edging down by a revised 0.1 percent in June. The uptick in inventories matched economist estimates.

us-ppi-091119.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday showed a modest uptick in U.S. producer prices in the month of August. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand inched up by 0.1 percent in August after rising by 0.2 percent in July. Economists had expected prices to come in unchanged.

A report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday showed a modest uptick in U.S. producer prices in the month of August.

Consumer credit in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of July, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Monday. The Fed said consumer credit surged up by $23.3 billion in July after climbing by a downwardly revised $13.8 billion in June.

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