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2 years 8 months ago

Dow near 2008 crisis high

The Dow Jones industrial average was trading near its highest close since the 2008 financial crisis Thursday afternoon after solid news on factory orders and strong earnings from U.S. manufacturers highlighted the economy's growing momentum. Broader market indexes edged lower, though they are also sharply higher this year. Traders...

3 years 2 months ago

Dip in jobless claims knocks Treasury down

NEW YORK (AP) - Treasury prices are falling after the government reported a drop in unemployment claims. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits dipped below 400,000 last week for the first time in four months. In afternoon trading, the 10-year Treasury is down...

4 years 2 months ago

New unemployment claims on the rise

Initial requests for jobless benefits rose last week to their highest level since April, a sign that hiring remains weak and some companies are still cutting workers. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 479,000. Analysts had expected a small...

4 years 11 months ago

New weekly jobless benefit claims: 505,000

The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance was unchanged last week, while those continuing to claim benefits dipped. The Labor Department says first-time claims for jobless benefits were a seasonally adjusted 505,000, the same as the previous week's revised figure and matching analysts' expectations. The four-week average, which...

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