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  • US factory output down in May, hurt by oil refining cuts

    U.S. factory output slipped in May, hurt by a decline in oil refining that overshadowed solid gains by automakers. The Federal Reserve said Monday that manufacturing output declined 0.2 percent last month, as productivity has basically been flat since...
  • Investing: Look for modest gains, more volatility

    Senior editor Anne Kates Smith recently interviewed Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, an investment firm with $4.8 trillion under management. KIPLINGER: How much life is left in this bull market? KOESTERICH: I think the...
  • Higher home loan rates are likely as Fed rate hike looms

    Higher home loan rates are likely as Fed rate hike looms
    In moving from London at the beginning of the year, Rose-Linn Jensen would have preferred to spend a year getting familiar with the Los Angeles area before buying a home. But with a Federal Reserve interest rate increase looming, she's put in bids on...
  • Manufacturing in New York state shrinks in June

    Factory activity in New York state contracted in June, a sign that manufacturers are likely still held back by a strong dollar and cutbacks in investment by oil and gas drillers. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State...
  • Industrial output dropped in May; has not risen in six months

    Industrial output dropped in May; has not risen in six months
    Industrial output fell in May, the sixth straight month without an increase as a strong dollar and lower oil prices continued to take a toll on a key sector in the nation's economy. Analysts had been expecting a small increase as oil prices have...
  • Q&A: How a key Fed interest rate affects the economy

    Q&A: How a key Fed interest rate affects the economy
    WASHINGTON — The recovery from the Great Recession has generated solid stretches of economic growth and job creation, but has failed to impress Federal Reserve policymakers enough to provide a key validation of the economy's strength — an...
  • US wholesale prices jump in May, led by eggs, gasoline

    Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza. But outside of increases in...
  • Greek jitters upset US, European stock markets

    A setback in talks between Greece and its creditors helped knock the stock market lower on Friday, amid renewed concerns that the country could default on its debts. Despite the drop, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out a 1-point gain...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of June 14-20. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • US retail sales jump in a sign of more confident consumers

    Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that strong job growth has begun to boost store sales. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent after a 0.2 percent gain...
  • Mortgage rates top 4%, hit high for year

    Mortgage rates top 4%, hit high for year
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest levels this year, with the key 30-year rate topping 4 percent for the first time since late 2014. Rates have been surging amid signs of improvement in the economy, which have pushed...