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
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer goods and unemployment, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, and Alan Gayle, RidgeWorth Capital Management, discuss the impact of the looming fiscal cliff on the markets and economy.
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Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman discuss today's jobless claims data and recently changes in the methodology of ADP's jobs number.
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CNBC's Rick Santelli runs down the latest numbers on unemployment, and discussing what it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
CNBC's Kelly Evans revisits the current jobless claims numbers to see if they add up.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports a slew of economic data, including the latest jobless claims numbers, international trade, and import/export prices, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest weekly unemployment numbers and discusses its impact on the markets and economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic numbers on unemployment, durable goods and GDP, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
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