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  • *Weekly jobless claims fall 19,000. WASHINGTON, July 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/ 2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday after data showed initial jobless claims in the world's largest economy dropped to their lowest in more than eight years, but losses may be limited by safe-haven buying given ongoing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/ 2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

  • Is 20-year bull tired?     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets, and Michael Hanson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, provide perspective on whether the market's record run is likely to continue.

  • Initial jobless claims drops 19,000 to 284,000     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli delivers the latest weekly unemployment numbers.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/ 2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

  • U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall last week Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 17- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • June housing starts drop 9.3%     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on unemployment and housing.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

  • Weekly jobless claims down 11,000 to 304,000     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    This is going to change everything that is going on in Europe, says CNBC's Rick Santelli breaking down the latest numbers on unemployment and sharing his thoughts on how it will likely impact European markets.

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, but continued to suggest the labor market was steadily improving. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000 for the week ended June 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Consumer spending rises 0.2 percent, misses expectations. WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May, likely held back by weak healthcare spending, which could prompt economists to temper their second-quarter growth estimates.

  • Jobless claims 312,00; personal income up 0.4%     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer spending and income.

  • *BlackBerry jumps in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, after four straight days of gains sent the S&P 500 to a fresh record high, as initial jobless claims data indicated strengthening of the labor market.

  • *Continuing claims lowest since October 2007. WASHINGTON, June 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.

  • Uber dove Yellen cautious about inflation: Pro     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Krishna Guha, ISI Group vice chairman shares his thoughts on Fed policy and its tolerance for slightly rising inflation.

  • US weekly jobless claims 312,000     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest unemployment numbers and their impact on the markets.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall, point to firming labor market Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000 for the week ended June 14, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in May and first-time applications for unemployment benefits increased last week, but that will probably do little to change views that the economy is regaining momentum. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales gained 0.3 percent last month.