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US weekly jobless claims drop to nine-month low; productivity gains speed

Weekly jobless claims drop 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease 11,000 to 1.655 million Productivity accelerates at 3.0% rate in fourth quarter Unit labor costs grow at 1.1% pace WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a nine-month low last week as the labor market …

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Wall Street down but off session lows after Fed rate hike, choppy trading

Fed raises interest rates, sees “ongoing increases” Indexes down: Dow 0.96%, S&P 0.40%, Nasdaq 0.03% Feb 1 (Reuters) – US stock indexes were lower on Wednesday in choppy trade, bouncing off session lows hit when the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point and said it expects “ongoing increases” in …

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Breakingviews: Gautam Adani’s next hurdles may be harder to clear

HONG KONG, Feb 1 (Reuters Breakingviews) – It helps to have friendly investors and rich families on hand when finalizing a tricky share sale. These groups dragged Gautam Adani’s $2.4 billion capital call across the finish line on Tuesday, despite a selloff triggered by Hindenburg Research’s short attack on the eponymous infrastructure conglomerate. The feat …

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Wall Street ends higher, notches weekly gains as Fed meeting looms

PCE: inflation cools along with consumer spending American Express, Visa climb higher on solid demand Chevron falls after missing profit estimates Indexes up: Dow 0.08%, S&P 0.25%, Nasdaq 0.95% NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street advanced on Friday, marking the end of an rocky week in which economic data and corporate earnings guidance …

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Wall Street closes green as GDP data eases recession worries

Microsoft, Tesla lead S&P, Nasdaq higher IBM announces job cuts, asset divestment Bed Bath & Beyond sinks on default notice Intel slides after the bell following results Indexes up: Dow 0.61%, S&P 1.10%, Nasdaq 1.76% NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended a choppy session higher on Thursday as investors grappled with an …

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Strong US economic growth expected in fourth quarter, outlook darkening

Fourth-quarter GDP forecast to increase at a 2.6% rate Strong consumer spending seen; other sectors to contribute Weekly jobless claims expected to rise moderately WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The US economy likely maintained a strong pace of growth in the fourth quarter as consumers boosted spending on goods, but momentum appears to have slowed …

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S&P 500 closes slightly red as weak corporate guidance fuels recession fears

AT&T gains on subscriber adds General Dynamics slides after weak outlook Tesla, IBM post results Indexes: Dow up 0.03%, S&P 500 off 0.02%, Nasdaq down 0.18% NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended nominally lower on Wednesday as a string of corporate earnings ran the gamut from downbeat to dismal, reviving worries …

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