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Lucia Mutikani

U.S. housing starts rise on multi-family segment

9:10am EST

WASHINGTON U.S. homebuilding rose in October amid a rebound in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell for a second straight month, suggesting the housing market remained mired in weakness as mortgage rates march higher.

U.S. manufacturing production increases; headwinds growing

Nov 16 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing output rose for a fifth straight month in October, shrugging off a sharp drop in motor vehicle production and suggesting underlying strength in factory activity despite growing headwinds that are expected to slow the sector in 2019.

U.S. retail sales rebound, but consumer spending slowing

Nov 15 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, but data for the prior two months was revised lower and the underlying trend suggested that consumer spending was probably slowing down.

U.S. consumer inflation rises; oil prices may slow momentum

Nov 14 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in nine months in October amid gains in the cost of gasoline and rents, pointing to steadily rising inflation that likely will keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates again next month. | Video

U.S. job growth soars; annual wage gain largest since 2009

Nov 02 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth rebounded sharply in October and wages recorded their largest annual gain in 9-1/2 years, pointing to further labor market tightening that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again in December. | Video

U.S. job growth seen accelerating; strong annual wage gain expected

Nov 02 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth likely rebounded in October, with wages expected to have recorded their largest annual gain in 9-1/2 years, pointing to further labor market tightening that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again in December.

WRAPUP 1-U.S. job growth seen accelerating; strong annual wage gain expected

Nov 02 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 U.S. job growth likely rebounded in October, with wages expected to have recorded their largest annual gain in 9-1/2 years, pointing to further labor market tightening that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again in December.

U.S. labor market tightening; manufacturing slowing

Nov 01 2018

WASHINGTON New applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week and the number of Americans receiving benefits was the lowest in more than 45 years as labor market conditions tightened further.

World News

Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters' appeal to proceed: lawyer

Myanmar's High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.The appeal against the conviction, filed earlier this month, cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. The lawyers did not specify when the Yangon-based court made its decision and there was no formal announcement from the court. Reuters was unable to co