Hit by wintry weather in February, the U.S. economy created the fewest jobs in two years, even as the unemployment rate fell to 4.5%, the Labor Department reported Friday.
(Monthly Jobless Rate Dips to 4.5% より)

wintry 冬の
even as〜にもかかわらず
unemployment rate 失業率
Labor Department 労働省


U.S. stocks extended a week of gains, buoyed by $31.7 billion of acquisitions, falling oil prices and an analyst's prediction that demand for mobile-phone chips will grow.
(U.S. Stocks Climb on Acquisitions, Oil Decline; Intel Surges より)

extend 伸ばす
buoy 支援する
prediction 予想
mobile-phone 携帯電話
chip マイクロチップ


Many more U.S. homeowners were unable to keep up with their mortgage payments in the fourth quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Tuesday, with the rate of homes entering the foreclosure process hitting a record 0.54% and the delinquency rate on U.S. home loans leaping to 4.95% from 4.67% three months earlier.
(Mortgage Delinquencies, Foreclosures Rise より)

homeowner 家の所有者
keep up with〜に遅れずについていく
mortgage payment 住宅ローンの支払い
Mortgage Bankers Association 米抵当銀行協会
foreclosure 抵当流れ
process 手続き
delinquency rate 債務不履行率


The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid below the 12,000 level at one point for the first time since November. At the close of trading on Wednesday, the Dow had rebounded 0.5 per cent while the S&P 500 index gained 0.7 per cent and the Nasdaq Composite surged 0.9 per cent.
(US stocks rally after renewed sell-offs より)

Dow Jones Industrial Average ダウ・ジョーンズ工業株平均
S&P 500 index S&P500株指数
Nasdaq Composite(index) ナスダック総合指数


U.S. producer prices rose in February by the most in three months, a higher-than-forecast increase that will make it harder for the Federal Reserve to reduce interest rates in the face of slumps in manufacturing and housing.
(U.S. Economy: Producer Prices Rise More Than Forecast より)

producer price(index) 生産者物価(指数)
forecast 予測
Federal Reserve 連銀
in the face of〜に直面して
slump 不振


Mortgage lenders sell a disproportionate share of high-cost, or subprime, home loans to blacks and other minorities in big cities across the US, according to two new reports.
(Home loans more expensive for blacks より)

mortgage lender 住宅金融業者
disproportionate share ふつりあいな割合
subprime 信用度の低い、劣後の
minority 少数民族