America's Comeback

6:40am: The 'Made in America' revival is gaining momentum with a majority of manufacturing executives now saying they're considering pulling some production back from China, according to a new survey. More
Jun 20: More Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, as the job market continues to its choppy and slow path toward improvement. More
Jun 6: Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, pointing to more slow and choppy improvement in the job market. More
Apr 26: The U.S. economy accelerated at the beginning of the year, but don't get too excited. Economists aren't very optimistic that trend will continue in the months ahead. More
Mar 29: Government says personal income rose 1.1% in February, while spending rose 0.7%. The stronger-than-expected report was mainly due to "special factors" in January. More
Mar 14: Total U.S. capacity for the solar industry surged, despite the failure of some prominent companies in the industry. More
Mar 13: Retail sales rose 1.1% in February, mostly due to higher gas prices. More
Mar 13: Rising stock prices and housing prices may not increase consumer spending as much as they once did. Is the wealth effect shrinking? More
Mar 8: U.S. employers added 236,000 jobs in February, bringing the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2008. More
Feb 19: The top 1% have seen their income go up during the recovery, but it's nowhere near where it was before the Great Recession hit. More
Feb 14: Jobless claims fell by 27,000 to 341,000 last week. Some of the improvement may have been due to an improving job market. But economists said winter weather may have distorted the data. More
Feb 13: Higher payroll taxes didn't stop U.S. consumers from hitting the malls in January. More
Feb 7: Claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, but overall, they point to the same slow hiring in the U.S. economy. More
Feb 7: Big spending cuts and a tax increase on the wealthy are helping California balance its books. More
Feb 1: Construction has been a major driver of hiring, but now builders are having trouble finding skilled workers. More
Feb 1: The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate was 7.9%. More
Jan 30: The private sector added 192,000 jobs in January, according to payroll processing firm ADP. More
Jan 27: Economists see the current rebound in housing continuing throughout this year, helping to lift the economy out of its slow-growth doldrums. More
Jan 24: The number of Americans filing initial claims for unemployment benefits is hovering at its lowest level in five years, after falling for a second week in a row. More
Jan 17: Claims for first-time unemployment benefits plunged last week to a 5-year low of 335,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. More
Jan 15: Government reports strong December retail sales, driven by surge in car buying. More
Jan 4: Employers added 155,000 jobs last month, bringing the annual total to 1.84 million. More

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