Economy


U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Near Six-Month Low

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labor market that could encourage the Federal…

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Thursday Biggest Night for Locksmiths, Poll Shows

Thursday night is Israel’s big night out – and the biggest night for Israelis to get locked out, according to data from “The Professionals,” an organization that provides a platform…

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Israeli Prices Far Higher Than OECD Average

Israelis are generally aware that they routinely pay more for consumer goods than their counterparts in Europe. Yet, they may well be shocked by how much more they are paying,…

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Retail Sales Fall for Second Consecutive Month

Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gas stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth…

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Wholesale Prices Post Modest Increase in June

Inflation at the wholesale level remained muted in June. The Labor Department says its producer price index, which measures prices before they reach consumers, rose 0.1 percent last month after…

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