THE US jobs market does not appear overly tight, and the Federal Reserve should continue with a gradual pace of interest rate rises amid a strong economy to balance its employment and inflation goals...

[WASHINGTON] The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, the second increase of the year, and signalled it will be more aggressive about rate increases this year and next...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labour market conditions.

[NEW YORK] Worries among US businesses over President Donald Trump's aggressive trade policies are beginning to affect CEOs' outlooks on hiring and capital spending, according to a survey...

[NEW YORK] Friday's jobs report was a blockbuster: Job growth regained momentum after a recent slow patch, and the unemployment rate fell to a nearly two-decade low...

[WASHINGTON] Trade uncertainties continue to cast a shadow on US businesses, but firms remain largely upbeat even amid a labour shortage that has forced more to raise wages, the Federal Reserve...

[WASHINGTON] US consumer prices rebounded in April after dipping in March, driven by a surge in petrol prices and an uptick in housing costs, but the Labor Department report Thursday was tamer than...

HIGHER costs for oil, industrial metals and other materials have emerged as a headwind during US earnings season, amplifying inflation worries at the same time the labour market is tightening.

[WASHINGTON] More than 1,100 US economists signed a letter sent to President Donald Trump and to Congress on Thursday urging them to avoid repeating the mistakes that worsened the Depression in the...

[WASHINGTON] The Federal Reserve on Tuesday began a periodic two-day monetary policy meeting with markets eager for clues to how aggressively the central bank plans to raise interest rates this year.