Tagged: Economics reporting

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Coverage: Oil prices briefly hit $80 a barrel

Crude-oil prices on Thursday ended little changed, if not slightly higher, after a brief jaunt past $80 a barrel for the international benchmark first the time since 2014. Myra P. Saefong and Sara McFarlane of MarketWatch.com had...

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Coverage: Housing starts fell in April

The Commerce Department said housing starts dropped 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.287 million units in April. The decline reversed March’s rise, indicating that housing continued to tread water. Lucia...

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Coverage: Trade deficit narrows in March

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in March as exports increased to a record high amid a surge in deliveries of commercial aircraft and soybeans, bolstering the economy’s outlook heading into the second quarter....