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Employers across the United States increased hiring in November and kept the economy on track, ultimately recording the strongest year of job creation in 15 years.
The European Central Bank has decided to follow the Bank of England by not cutting interest rates.
This Friday's unemployment and payrolls report for November will be widely watched by economists, investors and business owners very closely.
The Business Roundtable has released its fourth-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Index.
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has made some comments regarding when interest rates would likely rise, as well as the impact of lower energy prices.
If there is one state that comes to mind that may be worrying about lower oil prices, Texas has to be at or at least close to the top of the list. Fresh regional economic data on manufacturing output...
The Philadelphia Fed released its November Business Outlook Survey on Thursday morning.
The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending on November 15.
One takeaway from the minutes from the October FOMC meeting is that the Fed is in no rush to raise interest rates.
The inflation at the producer level for October was higher than expected, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
New comments from ECB President Mario Draghi hint at additional quantitative easing in Europe -- perhaps sooner rather than later.
The November 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicated that business activity continued to expand for New York-area manufacturers.
The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims for the past week as 290,000.
The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook has released its output growth projections for the coming years.
With deflation in the air in Europe, some form of additional easing measures might have been hoped for.