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The numbers came a month after February’s jaw-dropping gain of just 20,000, which was revised up to 33,000 in the March report.

Layoffs hit their highest level for a first quarter in 10 years as 2019′s job market got off to a shaky start, according to a report Thursday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gary & Christmas.

Job growth hit an 18-month low in March amid increasing signs that the hiring boom may be running out of steam.

Not only did the Federal Reserve decide Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it also indicated that no more hikes will be coming this year.

He cited three constraining factors: a global slowdown, geopolitical uncertainty and tighter financial conditions.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell began his two-day semiannual testimony Tuesday before a Senate committee.

Market participants will be digging closely through the meeting summary for clues on how the Fed views a number of issues.

The central bank official endorses a patient approach on rate hikes, particularly considering “crosscurrents” that are building up for growth.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected payrolls to rise by just 170,000. Stock futures and yields surged in reaction.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in line to be appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, according to a Politico report.

As President Trump jawbones the Federal Reserve, the likelihood that he’s going get what he wants this year from the central bank grows.

Professional investors have suddenly turned optimistic about U.S. stocks again, with bullish sentiment fed by an especially buoyant earnings season that is offsetting other concerns. Domestic equities are holding the biggest portfolio weight since January 2015, according to the August Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Survey, a look at where 243 pros who …

For 10 years, the Federal Reserve has stalked its prey — inflation — but has mostly come up empty. Now that it has caught up to its goal, the question is what will happen next, and the answer isn’t obvious.

Investor money is hemorrhaging out of global stock funds at a pace not seen since just after the financial crisis exploded. Global equity funds have seen outflows of $12.4 billion in June, a level not seen since October 2008, according to market research firm TrimTabs. Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of that year, triggering the …

The White House won’t be looking to block companies with 25 percent or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies.