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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, store greeter Danny Olivar, right, lends a hand to a customer to heft an air conditioning unit from a rapidly declining stock at a Home Depot store ahead of an expected heat wave in Seattle. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 14, 2018 - 7:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world's biggest home improvement retailer boosted its full-year profit and revenue forecasts Tuesday. Higher mortgage...
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FILE In this June 21, 2018 file photo, a job applicant looks at job listings for the Riverside Hotel at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. Economists forecast that employers added 191,000 jobs in July, down from 213,000 in June but easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. The jobless rate is projected to decline to 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low, from 4 percent. The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 03, 2018 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That's near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Asian shares were flat Friday in mixed trading ahead of the U.S. jobs report later in the day. There appeared to be scant carry-over Friday from overnight gains on Wall Street as Apple reached $1 trillion in value. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 03, 2018 - 7:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets were mostly higher Friday ahead of the release of U.S. jobs data, which is expected to show companies still hiring at a brisk pace in the world's largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.4 percent to 12,598 and the CAC 40 in France edged up 0.3 percent to 5...
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August 02, 2018 - 4:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis as it weighs a strong jobs market and high inflation against concerns about Brexit. Economists forecast that the bank's Monetary Policy Committee will raise...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, file photo, shoppers holding bags from Macy's wait to cross an intersection in New York. Americans were a bit more confident about the economy in July 2018, but their expectations for the near future dimmed slightly. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to 127.4 this month from 127.1 in June. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 31, 2018 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit more confident about the economy in July, but their expectations for the near future dimmed slightly. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 127.4 this month from 127.1 in June. The index...
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July 31, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers saw their wages and benefits rise in the second quarter at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, a sign that the low unemployment rate is forcing employers to raise pay to attract and keep workers. Pay and benefits for all U.S. workers increased 2.8 percent in the...
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Trader Michael Capolino, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains in banks and energy companies are offset by losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2018 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks fell once again on Monday and deepened their steep losses from the end of last week. It's a sharp turnaround for a group that had long been the stock market's undisputed leader. A jump for energy stocks helped to offset the losses, but U.S. indexes were modestly...
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