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Partly reflecting a steep drop in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing U.S. import prices fell by more than expected in the month of June.

Retail sales in the U.S. climbed much more than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose by 0.4 percent in June, matching the downwardly revised increase in May.

empire-state-071519.jpg After reporting an unexpected contraction in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday showing activity rebounded modestly in the month of July. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index climbed to 4.3 in July from a negative 8.6 in June.

After reporting an unexpected contraction in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday showing activity rebounded modestly in the month of July.

us-producerprices-071219.jpg A day after reporting an unexpected uptick in U.S. consumer prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. producer prices also unexpectedly edged higher in the month of June. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand inched up by 0.1 percent in June, matching the uptick seen in May. Economists had expected producer prices to come in unchanged.

A day after reporting an unexpected uptick in U.S. consumer prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. producer prices also unexpectedly edged higher in the month of June.

joblessclaims-071119.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell in the week ended July 6th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 209,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level of 222,000.

consumerprices-071119.jpg With a steep drop in gas prices offset by an increase in the cost of shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected uptick in U.S. consumer prices in the month of June. The Labor Department said its consumer price index inched up by 0.1 percent in June, matching the slight increase seen in May. Economists had expected consumer prices to come in unchanged.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell in the week ended July 6th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

With a steep drop in gas prices offset by an increase in the cost of shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected uptick in U.S. consumer prices in the month of June.

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