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August 25, 2015

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Don’t Merit Wall Street's Panic

The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.

August 5, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Gains Moderate, Service Sector Jumps

Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.

July 28, 2015

Consumer Confidence Drops, Service Sector Rebounding

UPDATED -- Economic Watch: Consumers are not feeling quite as rosy about the U.S. economy, while a separate report shows a rebound in economic conditions for the U.S. services sector.

July 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Service Sector Still Soft

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.

June 25, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Jumps, Service Sector Declines

Economic Watch: American consumers opened their wallets a whole lot more in May, with consumer spending increasing the most in nearly six years.

June 3, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Growth Best Since January

Two days before a government report on unemployment is set to be released, a report from a payroll processor shows 201,000 non-farm, private jobs were added in the U.S. during May, the biggest gain since January.

May 26, 2015

Economic Watch: Key Durable Goods Indicator Rises

An advance report shows both new orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods declined in April, but a key indicator increased for the second consecutive month.

May 5, 2015

Economic Watch: Service Sector Builds Momentum, Trade Deficit Up

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector increased in April, according to two reports released on Tuesday.

April 27, 2015

Economic Watch: Services Sector Growth Eases

Growth in the U.S. service sector during April eased from a seven-month high in March, according to the financial information services provider Markit, but numbers still point to strong start to the second quarter.

April 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Service Sector Continues Expanding

Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.

March 4, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Gains Ease Last Month, Service Sector Expands

Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.

February 24, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Falls, Service Sector Rebounds Strongly

Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.

November 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Non-Manufacturing Activity Continues Growing

Activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector continued growing in October, but not as fast as the month before.

October 6, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls; Manufacturing, Construction Slows

Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.

September 4, 2014

Economic Watch: Employment Posts Solid Gain, Service Sector Grows

Private sector employment increased in August from July by 204,000 jobs, according to the August National Employment Report from ADP released on Thursday. This marks the fifth straight month of employment gains above the 200,000 mark.

August 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Factory Shipments, Orders Post Solid Gains

UPDATED -- Shipments increased 0.5% from the month before following a May drop of 1%, hitting its highest level on record.

May 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Non-Manufacturing Activity Highest Since August

Economic activity in the nation’s non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 51st consecutive month, hitting its highest level since last August, according to the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing Report On Business.

April 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Non-Manufacturing Activity Increased During March

A measure of the health of the nation’s non-manufacturing sector shows it grew in March for the 50th consecutive month, according to the nation's purchasing and supply executives.

March 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Job Creation, Non-Manufacturing Employment Lose Steam

UPDATED -- Private sector employment increased by 139,000 jobs from January to February, according to the National Employment Report released Wednesday by the payroll management services provider ADP.

February 5, 2014

Economic Watch: Private Jobs Grow in January, Non-Manufacturing Activity Up

Private sector employment increased by 175,000 jobs from December to January, according to new report released Wednesday from the payroll service provider ADP.



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