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U.S. Economy Added 103,000 Jobs in March, Missing Projections

U.S. Economy Added 103,000 Jobs in March, Missing Projections

The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in March, below expectations, as analysts said the tighter labor market may be making skilled workers harder to come by.

U.S. Economy Seen Adding Jobs at 'Goldilocks' Pace For Stock Investors

U.S. Economy Seen Adding Jobs at 'Goldilocks' Pace For Stock Investors

The U.S. economy probably added 185,000 jobs in March while wage gains accelerated, a survey of economists showed, reinforcing the Federal Reserve's case for continuing to increase interest rates gradually to keep inflation from overheating while keeping unemployment low.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates in Push to End Easy Money

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates in Push to End Easy Money

The U.S. central bank's monetary-policy committee raised benchmark borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%, in Jerome Powell's first meeting as Fed chairman.

Fed Chairman Powell Poised to Take First Crack at Ending Era of Easy Money

Fed Chairman Powell Poised to Take First Crack at Ending Era of Easy Money

Traders fully expect the Fed's monetary-policy committee to raise benchmark borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point at a meeting that starts Tuesday and culminates Wednesday with Powell's first press conference as chairman. The question is what comes next.

Crisis-Era Risk Gauge Flares Up as Trump's Budget Deficit Swells

Crisis-Era Risk Gauge Flares Up as Trump's Budget Deficit Swells

A key risk measure in money markets known as the Libor-OIS spread has risen to levels not seen since worries mounted in 2011 and 2012 over the debt troubles of European countries Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain.

Inflation Rises 0.2% in February, Leaving Prices Up 2.2% Over Past Year

Inflation Rises 0.2% in February, Leaving Prices Up 2.2% Over Past Year

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department shows inflation rose to 2.2% in February from a year earlier, accelerating from January's pace of 2%.

U.S. Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in February as Wage Growth Moderates

U.S. Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in February as Wage Growth Moderates

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department shows the economy added 313,000 jobs in February, well above estimates, while wage growth moderated to 2.6%.

Why the February Jobs Report Is the Most Important Jobs Report of 2018

Why the February Jobs Report Is the Most Important Jobs Report of 2018

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department is expected to show that wages climbed 2.8% in February from a year earlier, with unemployment falling further to 4%, based on economist surveys by the data provider FactSet.

Fed Governor Brainard Says Gradual Rate Increases `Appropriate'

Fed Governor Brainard Says Gradual Rate Increases `Appropriate'

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech that further gradual rate increases are "appropriate," especially in light of the economic stimulus expected to come from President Donald Trump's tax cuts.

Blackstone CEO Schwarzman's Massive Payday Belies Mediocre Stock Return

Blackstone CEO Schwarzman's Massive Payday Belies Mediocre Stock Return

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman got $125.5 million in annual compensation last year, multiples of the compensation for other longtime financial CEOs including JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon and BlackRock's Larry Fink. Yet the stock's performance has lagged.