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U.S. job openings increase to highest level since 2001

U.S. job openings increase to highest level since 2001

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --U.S. job openings reached 4.67 million in June, their highest level since 2001, suggesting a revival in the labor market.
Ananth Baliga
Puerto Ricans leaving island in record numbers

Puerto Ricans leaving island in record numbers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 12 (UPI) --The percentage of people born in Puerto Rico now residing in the United States stands at 34 percent, thanks to the largest exodus since the years after WWII.
Brooks Hays
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
By United Press International
Unemployment claims drop to 8-year low

Unemployment claims drop to 8-year low

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped for the second time in three weeks, taking the average over the past month to an eight-year low.
Ananth Baliga
Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, maintaining the steady pace of improvement seen in the labor market for the past few months.
Ananth Baliga
Barney Frank challenges GOP criticism on Dodd-Frank Act

Barney Frank challenges GOP criticism on Dodd-Frank Act

July 24, 2014Former Rep. Barney Frank insisted Wednesday Dodd-Frank offers a way to end bailouts, but Republican critics still say it fails to resolve "too big to fail."
Lingjiao Mo, Medill News Service
Existing home sales rise to eight-month high

Existing home sales rise to eight-month high

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Existing home sales grew in June to an eight-month high, a sign the housing market is improving on account of lower mortgage rates and higher supply.
Ananth Baliga
High gasoline prices cause consumer prices to jump

High gasoline prices cause consumer prices to jump

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Consumers prices in the U.S. rose by 0.3 percent in June, largely driven by high gasoline prices, suggesting inflationary pressures are strengthening.
Ananth Baliga
Jobless claims unexpectedly drop last week

Jobless claims unexpectedly drop last week

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell for the week ending July 12, bettering analysts' expectations.
Ananth Baliga
Fed continues to keep low rate as slack persists in economy

Fed continues to keep low rate as slack persists in economy

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday the Fed will keep interest rates low because significant slack still persists in the labor market.
Lingjiao Mo, Medill News Service
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says economy needs more time to recover

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says economy needs more time to recover

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Congress: The economy needs more time to recover before the central bank can raise already rock-bottom interest rates.
Ananth Baliga
Stocks have plenty more room to rise

Stocks have plenty more room to rise

Peter Morici's advice for ordinary investors: each month aim to put about 10 percent of your income in an S&P index fund to ride growth in the global economy.
Peter Morici
U.S. Economy Poised for Stronger Growth

U.S. Economy Poised for Stronger Growth

GDP growth should average about 3 percent through the end of 2015. Change in U.S. trade and energy policy could boost growth to levels seen in the Reagan years.
Peter Morici
Fed raises target rates for next two years, cuts growth forecast

Fed raises target rates for next two years, cuts growth forecast

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --The Federal Reserve raised its forecast target benchmark interest rates for the next two years but signaled that growth could continue to remain sluggish.
Ananth Baliga
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