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IMF: Lift U.S. Federal Debt Ceiling Soon

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. policymakers must lift the federal debt ceiling soon, for the sake of the U.S. and world economies, the International Monetary Fund said. Congress should raise the legal cap on the amount of money the federal government can borrow “well ahead” of the projected year-end deadline to “mitigate risks of financial market […]

Prices Flat May To June

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Consumer Price Index was unchanged May to June, holding the 12-month inflation figure at 1.7 percent, the U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday. Identical to May, the CPI for all items rose 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment in June. The index for all items minus food and energy, called core prices, rose […]

Industrial Production Rose In June

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Industrial production rose 0.4 percent in June after slipping 0.2 percent in May, the U.S. Federal Reserve said Tuesday. Output in manufacturing, one of three industrial divisions, rose at an annual rate of 1.4 percent, “a marked deceleration from its strong gain of 9.8 percent in the first quarter,” the Fed said. […]

Builder Confidence Makes Gains In July

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. builder confidence in July gives rise to hopes that home construction would contribute to an economic recovery, a trade agency economist said. “Combined with the upward movement we’ve seen in other key housing indicators over the past six months, this report adds to the growing acknowledgement that housing … is returning […]

EU Trade Gap Shrunk In May

BRUSSELS, July 16 (UPI) — The 27-member European Union posted a $4.6 billion deficit on trade in goods in May, a sharp decline from April, Eurostat said Monday. In the prior month, the deficit stood at $15.4 billion. A year earlier in May, the deficit stood at $17.7 billion. While the larger EU had a […]

Retail Slipped 0.2 Percent In June

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Retail sales dropped for the second consecutive month in June, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday. After a 0.2 percent drop from April to May, retail and food service sales for June fell 0.5 percent to $401.5 billion. Sales for the month came to a 3.8 percent increase from June 2011. For […]

U.S. Business Inventories Up, Sales Down

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. business inventories rose while sales fell in May, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Sales dropped 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted $1.245 trillion. They were up 5.1 percent from May 2011. Manufacturers’ and trade inventories, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of […]

Former Barclays Officer Blames Regulators

LONDON (UPI) — Barclays’ former chief operating officer told a British government panel Libor manipulation began with a request from bank regulators. “I expected that the Bank of England’s views would be incorporated into our Libor submissions. The views would have resulted in lower submissions,” former executive Jerry del Missier told a parliamentary hearing Monday. […]

CFPB To Monitor Credit Report Firms

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday it would oversee credit reporting companies, putting them under federal oversight for the first time. “Credit reporting is at the heart of our lending systems and enables many of us to get credit, afford a home or get an education,” said agency director Richard […]

Angry Birds Creator Unveils New Game

ESPOO, Finland (UPI) — The Finnish company behind the popular Angry Birds game has released its new offering, Amazing Alex, in hopes of creating another games franchise, analysts say. The physics-based game released Thursday — in which players manipulate objects to bounce, jump, ricochet, fall and collide with each other to achieve a goal — […]

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