Labor economy

People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, May 7, 2018. Most Asian stock markets started the week higher following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 06, 2018 - 11:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 0.5 percent to 22...
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May 06, 2018 - 11:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets started the week higher on Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index...
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FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington. Williams, currently president of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank, said that he still expects a gradual pace of three to four increases in the Fed’s key interest rate this year. He spoke in an interview with CNBC after the government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest level in more than 17 years, with 164,000 jobs created. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With steady growth, low unemployment and tame inflation, the U.S. is experiencing a "Goldilocks" economy: Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. So says a top Federal Reserve official, who on Friday suggested that the unemployment rate could fall further to 3.5 percent with...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has delivered steady if only modest gains for most Americans since the Great Recession ended in 2009. It's been a frustration for many. Yet the very sluggishness of the economic expansion helps explain why it's now the second-longest on record and why more of the...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 4, 2018. Stocks opened moderately lower across the board, putting the market on track for its fourth loss this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 04, 2018 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are jumping Friday as Apple rises to an all-time high after Warren Buffett said his company bought more of Apple's stock. That's helping a rally for technology companies. Retailers, banks and most other groups of stocks are also higher. A slightly disappointing April...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last month, up from an...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 04, 2018 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. Job growth amounted to a decent 164,000 last month, up from an...
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May 04, 2018 - 8:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in April as the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war. The Labor Department says employers added a decent 164,000 jobs last month, up...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 4, 2018. Asian stock markets were lower on Friday after Wall Street finished with losses overnight as investors watched the outcome of trade talks between the United States and China.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 04, 2018 - 7:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stock markets were mixed Friday and Wall Street was expected to dip on the open as investors look ahead to the U.S. jobs report and watch trade talks between the United States and China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent to 7,533 while France's CAC 40...
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FILE- In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 03, 2018 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first three months of this year, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter. The first quarter increase followed an even weaker 0.3 percent gain in the fourth quarter of last year, the Labor...
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