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Tag Archives: Recession

Unemployment rates fall in 7 swing states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year’s presidential election. Rates dropped in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina. They were unchanged in New ...

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Homebuilder confidence at 6-year high

LOS ANGELES — Confidence among U.S. homebuilders remains at its highest level in six years, reflecting improved optimism over the strengthening housing market this year and a pickup in visits by prospective buyers to builders’ communities. The National Association of ...

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Retail sales jumped 1.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting stronger sales of autos, electronics and building supplies. Retail sales rose 1.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Monday. That followed a 1.2 percent increase in ...

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IMF offers bleak assessment of stalled recovery

TOKYO — Plagued by uncertainty and fresh setbacks, the world economy has weakened further and will grow more slowly over the next year, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast. Advanced economies are risking recession, the international lending ...

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