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US weekly jobless claims fall to nine-month low; productivity speeds up

Weekly jobless claims fall by 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease by 11,000 to 1.655 million Productivity accelerates at a rate of 3.0% in the fourth quarter Unit labor costs increase at a rate of 1.1% WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a nine-month …

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Wall St rallies as Fed’s Powell nods to easing inflation after rate hike

The Federal Reserve raises rates by 25 basis points Powell says for the first time disinflation has started Indices up: Dow 0.02%, S&P 1.05%, Nasdaq 2% Feb 1 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed sharply higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that inflation was starting to subside, in remarks …

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US seeks Tesla driver assistance documents; the company increases its investment forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) disclosed on Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department had sought documents related to its self-driving (FSD) and Autopilot assistance systems as the regulatory scrutiny intensifies. The automaker said in a filing that it “has received requests from the DOJ for documents related to Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD …

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Strong US economic growth expected in the fourth quarter, darkening outlook

GDP is expected to increase by 2.6% in the fourth quarter Strong consumer spending observed; other sectors to contribute Weekly jobless claims expected to rise moderately WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy likely maintained a healthy pace of growth in the fourth quarter as consumers increased their spending on goods, but momentum appears …

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Musk bullish on Tesla sales as price cuts boost demand

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have boosted demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, downplaying fears a weak economy could strangle the buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter revenue and profit targets earlier on Wednesday despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit …

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Wall Street extends rally, propelled by tech rebound

Baker Hughes stumbles upon missing fourth-quarter earnings estimates Activist investor Elliott Management takes stake in Salesforce Tokens increase following Barclay upgrade Indices up: Dow 0.76%, S&P 1.19%, Nasdaq 2.01% NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed sharply higher on Monday, fueled by soaring tech stocks as investors kicked off a profit-rich week with …

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Bank of Japan policy change prompted rare request for government pause

TOKYO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Government officials who attended the Bank of Japan’s policy meeting in December were granted a half-hour adjournment to contact their ministries, minutes show, pointing out the importance of the central bank’s decision to change its bond market peg. In Dec. At the 19-20 meeting, the BOJ maintained its ultra-loose monetary …

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US home sales fall to 12-year low; glimmers or heaps of emergence

Existing home sales fall 1.5% in December Sales fall 17.8% in 2022, the biggest annual drop since 2008 Median home price rises 2.3% from a year ago WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – U.S. existing home sales fell to their lowest level in 12 years in December, but falling mortgage rates prompted cautious optimism that the …

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