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Economy Oct 04U.S. unemployment rate falls to 50-year low
The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to a new five-decade low of 3.5%, while employers added a modest 136,000 jobs.
Nation Sep 24Trump administration expands overtime to 1 million workers
Most Americans earning less than $35,308 a year will now be paid time and a half for any work over 40 hours a week. The rule is a scaled back version of an Obama-era proposal.
Economy Sep 10Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade
An estimated 27.5 million people, 8.5% of the population, went without health insurance in 2018.
Economy Sep 06U.S. adds 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war
The Labor Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate remained 3.7%, near the lowest level in five decades.
Economy Sep 04Federal Reserve survey says growth is steady despite Trump’s trade wars
In the Fed's latest report on economic conditions nationwide, hiring increased modestly in most industries, though manufacturing employment declined in some areas.
Economy Aug 15Is the U.S. really nearing a recession?
Many economists worry that recession odds are rising. Here's why.
Economy Aug 13U.S. delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others
The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether.
Politics Jul 02Trump chooses Waller and Shelton for Federal Reserve board vacancies
President Donald Trump said Tuesday on Twitter that he will nominate economists Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton to fill two influential positions on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Nation Jun 07U.S. employers added a weak 75,000 jobs in May
The relatively low number of hires could be a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth, trade fights and the fading stimulus from tax cuts and greater government spending.
Politics May 23WATCH: Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers, markets buckle over trade impasse
President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.