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  • CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer spending. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why he thinks the data is not just about the weather.

  • *Jobless claims fall 3,000 in February payrolls survey week. WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions, despite two straight months of weak hiring.

  • *Jobless claims fall 3,000 in February payrolls survey week. WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions, despite two straight months of weak hiring.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer prices. Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel, weighs in.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall in Feb payrolls survey week Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions, despite two straight months of weak hiring. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 336,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • U.S. jobless claims rise in latest week Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, government data showed Thursday. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 339,000 from 331,000 the week before, the Labor Department said.

  • Inital jobless claims 339,000     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest numbers on unemployment, and a big miss on retail sales, down 0.4 percent.

  • Unemployed have to get creative for funds: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    What do the jobless do when benefits end? Ylan Mui of the Washington Post, and CNBC's Steve Liesman weigh in.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises after claims data, Disney boost Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence in the economy and Disney rose after its quarterly results. Walt Disney Co shares climbed 5.4 percent to $75.61 to lead both the Dow and S&P 500 higher after the media company's quarterly profit topped Wall Street expectations.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Thursday as a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence the economy was improving, although caution remained ahead of Friday's employment report. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 58.66 points, or 0.38 percent, at 15,498.89.

  • *Trade deficit widens to $38.7 billion in December. WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy.

  • *Green Mountain surges on deal with Coca-Cola. NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, as a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence the economy was improving, although caution remained ahead of Friday's employment report.

  • Weather or not...where are the jobs     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, share their thoughts on today's unemployment number and whether winter storms impacted the jobless claims data.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims 331,000, drops 20,000     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on jobs, trade and productivity. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb ahead of jobless claims data Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Thursday, ahead of a rate decision by the European Central Bank, as well as U.S. labor market data and the latest round of corporate earnings. *Twitter Inc shares tumbled 23 percent to $50.80 in premarket trade. *Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc surged 43.4 percent to $116 before the opening bell.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stock index futures held gains after data showed gross domestic product grew at a pace that was in line with expectations while weekly initial jobless claims increased more than forecast.

  • Weather explains jobless claims: Pro     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    The U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in its fourth quarter. Bob Barbera, Johns Hopkins Center for Financial Economy; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli, provide perspective.

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

    WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • US GDP grows 3.2% in Q4     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports fourth quarter growth domestic product grew 3.2 percent, and initial jobless claims moved up to 348,000; and Steve Liesman provides perspective on the numbers.

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