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Construction spending rose 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON  — Another strong gain in homebuilding pushed U.S. construction spending up for a third straight month in June, a further indication that the battered housing industry is showing signs of life. Construction spending rose 0.4 percent in June following ...

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Private survey: U.S. economy added 163K jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses kept hiring at a modest pace in July, suggesting the job market could be improving after three sluggish months. Payroll provider ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 163,000 jobs last month. ...

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U.S. consumers more confident in the economy in July

NEW YORK — Americans breathed a bit easier about the economy in July, as a better outlook on short-term hiring and lower gas prices offset lingering worries about poor income growth. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence ...

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Jobless claims drop by 35,000 to 353,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 35,000 last week, a figure that may have been distorted by seasonal factors. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications fell to a seasonally adjusted 353,000. That’s down ...

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