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  • Initial jobless claims up 17,000 to 298,000  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, CNBC contributor, breaks down the latest data on unemployment.

  • *Initial jobless claims fall for fourth straight week. *Biotech shares rebound after sharp two-day decline; energy falls. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks closed flat in a short session on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to push major indexes to their sixth straight day of gains despite strength in biotechs and bullish labor market data.

  • *Initial jobless claims fall for fourth straight week. *Equity markets close at 1 p.m. in holiday-shortened session. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 at records and on track for a sixth straight daily advance as biotech stocks rallied and data pointed to improving economic conditions.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. jobless claims fall to seven-week low Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's sustained strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Dec. 20, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. Any job losses are just normal...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks were set for a modestly higher open on Wednesday on the heels of a five-day winning streak that pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to new closing records and on the latest piece of economic data indicating the economy is strengthening. "Economic data has been consistently positive," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's enduring strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Dec. 20, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. U.S. financial markets were little...

  • U.S. jobless claims fall for fourth straight week Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's enduring strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Dec. 20, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. A Labor Department analyst said...

  • *Equity markets close at 1 p.m. in holiday-shortened session. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, after a five-day winning streak pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to new closing records and ahead of data on the labor market. *Equity markets will operate on a shortened trading schedule Wednesday, closing at 1 p.m. ahead of the Christmas...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Dec. 13, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The U.S. central bank, which...

  • Weekly jobless claims drop 6,000 to 289,000  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

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

  • U.S. jobless claims point to firmer labor market Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Dec. 13, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst...

  • What jobs data means for economy  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jim Iourio, TJM Institutional Services, discuss the impact of Thursday economic data on the markets.

  • November retail sales up 0.7%  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on last month's better-than-expected retail sales numbers.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall, unwind prior week's increase Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to an improving labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 297,000 for the week ended Nov. 29, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special...

  • Initial jobless claims drops 17,000 to 297,000  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

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

  • The number to watch Thursday  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm analyzes the impact of the weekly jobless claims, which rose above 300,000 for the first time since September.

  • Gauging US growth: Expert  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    John Ryding, RDQ Economics, provides his outlook on the U.S. economy.

  • Jobless claims 313,000, personal income up 0.2%  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, durable goods and personal income. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, provides perspective.

  • U.S. jobless claims rise above 300,000 last week Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level since September, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000 for the week ended Nov. 22, the Labor Department...