The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market.
The U.S. dollar is showing its resilience on Thursday, holding on to a three-week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve caught the market off-guard with a definite hawkish tone in its policy statement yesterday.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen takes the podium for a news conference follow the FOMC's September Meeting. Press conferences with the chair are held after every other committee meeting so Fed watchers will hear from Yellen again in December.