Consumer prices rose 3.2% in July from a year ago, higher than the 3% gain seen in June — but it was largely due to math. Overall, inflation continues to ease, raising optimism about the economy.
Consumers kept spending and businesses investing in the first half of the year, leading to healthy growth in the U.S. GDP. But there's still some apprehension about a possible recession. Here's why.
As the U.S. celebrates its birthday with hot dogs and fireworks, the economy continues to grow, the job market is strong, but inflation and rising interest rates are keeping recession fears alive.
After 10 straight rate hikes, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday, but hinted that additional rate hikes are possible if inflation remains stubbornly high.
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.
The U.S. job market may be getting a second wind. Employers added 253,000 jobs in April, a modest uptick from the month before. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.4%.
The country's GDP growth is slowing as banks cut back on credit and the Federal Reserve tries to crack down on inflation.
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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.
Four minority founders reflect on the health of minority-owned banks in the U.S. following the sudden collapse of SVB.
There are possible consequences for regular people, small businesses and the economy.
Retail sales dipped 0.4% in February after a surprise start-of-the-year surge that appeared at odds with the Federal Reserve's goal of cooling down the economy.
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.
Zoom, a hallmark of pandemic life, is laying off some 1,300 employees, or about 15% of its workforce. CEO Eric Yuan said he and other executives will take pay cuts and forgo bonuses.
U.S. employers added 517,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate fell to 3.4% . The job market remains tight, despite signs of a slowing economy.