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Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.
A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.
Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.
Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work.
Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check.
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Pfizer says an experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial.