Labor economy

FILE- In this July 19, 2018, file photo a roofer works on top of the church at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen, Mass. On Monday, Nov. 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 05, 2018 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded at a slightly slower rate in October, after achieving a record pace in September in a sign of the economy's strength and endurance. The Institute for Supply Management, which is composed of purchasing managers, reported Monday that its services index...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader Timothy Nick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 02, 2018 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Friday as a big loss from Apple drags technology companies lower and an increase in interest rates hurts high-dividend companies. The world's largest technology company forecast weak revenue and said it will stop disclosing quarterly iPhone sales. Apple is...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Loredana Gonzalez, of Doral, Fla., fills out a job application at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Nov. 2, the U.S. government issues the October jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 02, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before Tuesday's congressional elections, the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Loredana Gonzalez, of Doral, Fla., fills out a job application at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Nov. 2, the U.S. government issues the October jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 02, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before Tuesday's congressional elections, also showed that the unemployment rate remained at a...
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November 02, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and boosted average pay by the most in nearly a decade in an effort to attract and keep workers. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report, the last major economic data before the Nov. 6 election, also shows the unemployment...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2018 file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of the U.S. job market. Businesses added 227,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, a sign that businesses...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo shoppers browse the items on display at the Amazon 4-star store in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Conference Board releases its October index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 30, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose again this month, hitting a new 18-year high. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are the highest since September 2000. The index measures consumers'...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo a long line of unsold 2018 QX60 sports utility vehicles cast long shadows at an Infiniti dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Monday, Oct. 29, the Commerce Department issues its September report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 29, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose by an inflation-adjusted 0.3 percent in September, led by increased spending on health care services and motor vehicles. The Commerce Department also says that the Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation returned to the central bank's 2 annual...
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Supporters of Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro cheer as they gather outside his residence to wait for election runoff results, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Brazilian voters decide who will next lead the world's fifth-largest country, the left-leaning Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party, or far-right rival Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 28, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro took an all but insurmountable lead in the race for Brazil's presidency Sunday evening, as voters apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, as Trump arrives at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, to travel to Richmond, Ky., to attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 13, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says America is the hottest country in the world, celebrating what he calls an economy unlike any other in its history. Speaking at a political rally Saturday night at Eastern Kentucky...
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