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
Initial jobless claims stand at 388,000, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin and his twins, Henry and Max Sorkin, along with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman, break down the latest numbers on jobless claims and what it indicates about the U.S. economic recovery.
Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman weighs in on the U.S. economic recovery and why he sees problems ahead, with Jon Huntsman (R), former Utah Governor.
Breaking down how the major economic data is impacting the markets and whether the economy is in recovery, with Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ and David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Discussing Thursday morning's major economic reports, including jobless claims and existing home sales, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist.
Weekly jobless claims fell to 386,000, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management and Brian Levitt, Oppenheimer Funds.
The Gallup Poll's top economist sees a big unemployment jump to 9.1%. Discussing Friday's jobs report and how to keep Americans working, with CNBC'S Rick Santelli, and John Lonski, Moody's Analytics chief economist.
CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why durable goods and personal income data is weaker than expected. Mario Gabelli & CNBC's Rick Santelli also weighs in.
Good U.S. news is positive for the market, but fears about Europe can still bring it down, Cramer says.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the trade before Friday's jobs report; the play on mid-day market movers; and Mexican business magnate, Carlos Slim increases his stake in the New York Times.
European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.
Investors weigh in on what to do to make some money ahead of tomorrow's jobs report, with Todd Schoenberger, Lancolt Trading and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group.
Reaction to the latest jobless numbers, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman.
So, which states have the highest cost of living? You won’t get more for your money in these ten states.
There’s growing impatience about subpar job creation as well as stubbornly high unemployment. Here are the ten biggest annual declines and the states in which they took place.
Stocks could continue to trade sluggishly Wednesday, but traders are watching the durable goods orders report expected tomorrow as a potential source of volatility.
Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.
Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.