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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
Inflation rises unexpectedly, food and energy prices are up

Inflation rises unexpectedly, food and energy prices are up

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --Consumer prices rose sharply and unexpectedly in May, a result of higher food and energy prices, pushing the annualized rate above the Fed's 2 percent target.
Ananth Baliga
New home construction in May fails to impress

New home construction in May fails to impress

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --New home starts in May failed to bring on cheer as builders started construction on fewer houses.
Ananth Baliga
U.S. wholesale prices fall unexpectedly in May

U.S. wholesale prices fall unexpectedly in May

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --U.S. wholesale prices, considered a gauge of inflation, fell unexpectedly in May, a sign that inflationary pressures are weak in a subdued economy.
Ananth Baliga
U.S. economy adds 217,000 jobs, unemployment remains at 6.3%

U.S. economy adds 217,000 jobs, unemployment remains at 6.3%

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, with the unemployment rate remaining at its near six-year low, suggesting the economy is steadily gaining momentum.
Ananth Baliga
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2014 list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fourth year in a row.
Aileen Graef
U.S. new home sales rise by most in six months

U.S. new home sales rise by most in six months

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --The number of new homes sold in the U.S. rose sharply in April, reaching a six-month high as mortgage rates have fallen in the last few months.
Ananth Baliga
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