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  • U.S. jobless claims tumble to near seven-year low Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring.

  • Initial jobless claims at 300,000     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest unemployment numbers and breaks down the data on import/export prices in March.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- Global equity markets traded slightly lower on Thursday as a larger-than-expected rise in U.S. jobless claims kept investors on edge a day ahead of the government's monthly labor market report, while the dollar rose against the euro after the European Central Bank pledged action if needed to battle low inflation.

  • The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000 in the week ended March 29, exceeding economists' expectations of a rise to 317,000..

  • *Trade deficit widens to $42.3 billion in February. WASHINGTON, April 3- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market.

  • Initial jobless claims up 16,000 to 326,000     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and international trade.

  • U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 3- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Fourth-quarter growth raised to 2.6 percent. WASHINGTON, March 27- U.S. economic growth was a bit faster than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, displaying underlying strength that could bolster views that the slowdown in activity early in the year would be temporary.

  • Q4 GDP (final) 2.6%, jobless claims 311,000     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on unemployment and growth in the U.S. economy.

  • Initial jobless claims up 5,000 to 320,000     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the data.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.

  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. retail sales rebound, jobless claims fall Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend gains after data Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after data showed weekly initial jobless claims fell to a three-month low and retail sales rose slightly more than anticipated in February.

  • Initial jobless claims drops 9,000 to 315,000     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on retail sales and unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman shares his thoughts on the data.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits hit a three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. jobless claims tumble to three-month low Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • U.S. jobless claims tumble to three-month low Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims 323,000     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the tally on the latest unemployment numbers. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the data.

  • *Durable goods orders ex-transportation rise 1.1 percent. WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods excluding transportation unexpectedly rose last month as did a gauge of business spending plans, but that will probably not change views that factory activity is slowing.

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