WASHINGTON The U.S. economy likely added jobs at a steady pace in August and the unemployment rate probably fell to a near 7-1/2-year low of 5.2 percent, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve to consider a September interest rate hike.
With stock markets hitting some major bumps recently, cheap gasoline should provide Americans a far smoother ride this Labor Day weekend and the likely prospect of $2 pump prices by Christmas.
PARIS—A top French prosecutor confirmed on Thursday the airplane debris that recently washed ashore on the French island of Reunion came from the Malaysia Airlines' missing Boeing BA 0.95 % 777.
Millennials and Generation X rate themselves lower on scores such as work ethic and patriotism than earlier generations. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA.
WASHINGTON - The trade deficit in the United States fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy despite concerns about a global growth slowdown.