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Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending.
Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago.
Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing.
U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances.
The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay.
A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns.
Pfizer says an experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial.