Employers added a whopping 339,000 jobs last month, a stunningly strong number. Here are some of the key takeaways of the country's red hot labor market.
Investors are still hopeful that lawmakers will clinch a deal to raise or suspend the debt ceiling. That's because failure to do so could have devastating consequences in markets.
After years of explosive growth during the pandemic, Home Depot's revenue during the first quarter fell short of expectations and the company cut its profit and sales outlook for the year, sending shares lower at the opening bell.
Consumer prices in April were 4.9% higher than a year ago, according to the Labor Department. Prices rose 0.4% between March and April.
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday in an effort to curb persistent inflation. It was the tenth rate hike in 14 months, and possibly the last for a while.
The Federal Reserve says its own light-touch approach to bank regulation is partly to blame for the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank last month, and it promised more vigorous oversight in the future.
The Fed chairperson was tricked into an extended phone call in January with Russian pranksters posing as Ukraine's president, during which the discussion focused on the impact of interest rate hikes.
The Federal Reserve and the FDIC are set to report Friday on their oversight of two failed banks. The banks' collapse six weeks ago rocked credit markets and raised the risk of recession.
Trading of First Republic Bank shares were halted multiple times today, as investors sold off shares, alarmed by financial disclosures from the bank.
Consumer prices in March were up 5% from a year ago. While inflation has eased from a four-decade high last summer, prices are still rising faster than the Federal Reserve would like.
U.S. employers added 236,000 jobs in March as hiring slowed from the previous month. Unemployment dipped to 3.5%, from 3.6% in February.
The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage-point in an effort to curb high inflation. Some had called for the Fed to wait after two recent bank failures.
There are possible consequences for regular people, small businesses and the economy.
The lenders including J.P.Morgan and Wells Fargo would deposit $30 billion into the beleaguered midsized lender as part of the rescue.
Consumer prices in February were 6% higher than a year ago, as inflation continues to ease. The data comes just days after the collapse of two regional lenders is roiling the banking system.