China's trade surplus was lower than expected in May. Gold and oil decline as the dollar surges. Import and export prices rose marginally in May. Wall Street awaits a report on the budget.
Oil prices trade above $100, lifting energy stocks. Jobless claims rose unexpectedly last week. The US trade deficit narrowed in April. The SEC probes Goldman's Libya dealings.
The government says the unemployment rate increased to 9.1% in May as employers added fewer jobs than expected. The ISM says the service sector is growing. Gold prices jump as oil slides.
First-time unemployment filings decline, but the report offers little confidence ahead of the government's May data on Friday. The Labor Department ups its first-quarter productivity estimate, but factory orders fell in April.
US job growth slowed considerably in May. Construction spending rose marginally in April, while a reading on manufacturing activity in May fell well short of expectations. Chinese manufacturing slips. Oil falls.
The troubled nation is likely to receive a new loan package. Global markets rise. Oil climbs on a weaker dollar. Home prices fell more than 4% during the first quarter. Consumer confidence dips in May.
Personal spending slowed in April, but incomes rose. Pending home sales plunged in April. A reading on consumer confidence increased in May. EBay sues Google, alleging intellectual theft. Gold and oil prices rise as the dollar weakens.
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