WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. "The economy continues to run hard as it finishes out the year," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...» Read More
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CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jeff Cox discuss the state of U.S. unemployment, and when Fed Chairman Bernanke might be convinced it's time to ease up on money printing.
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