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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Q3 GDP (ADV) up 3.5%, jobless claims 287,000  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli provides the first read on Q3 GDP and the latest unemployment numbers.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 283,000 for the week ended Oct. 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Jobless claims & earnings eyed, global PMIs beat  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are expected to reverse losses seen on Wednesday following the fatal shooting of a soldier in Ottawa and falling oil prices.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. Adding to the positive tone, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg television the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week, a positive signal that could counter doubts over whether the economy is shifting into a higher gear. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor...

  • Bearish case for economy  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, and Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO, share their outlook on the economy.

  • Jobless claims down 23,000 to 264,000  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, reports jobless claims fell to its lowest levels since April 2000.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week, a positive signal for the labor market that could counter doubts over whether the economy is shifting into a higher gear. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, its lowest level since 2000,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The trend suggest "labor market slack is on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the U.S. labor market might be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Labor Department said there were...

  • August durable goods drops 18.2%  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest unemployment numbers and breaks down the record-breaking drop in durable goods.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.

  • *Jobless claims fell 36,000 last week. WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration.

  • Interpreting Fed's signals  Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and BlackRock's Jeffrey Rosenberg, discuss whether the Fed is sending mixed messages to the markets.

  • Jobless claims 280,000  Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and housing. Housing starts dropped 14.4 percent in August, reports Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Thursday as a weak jobless claims data pushed investors to continue taking profits in a market that had rallied to repeated records. The day's losses were modest but broad, with nine of the ten primary S&P 500 sectors lower.

  • Jobless jump another ominous labor sign  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A career counselor reviews a document with information about finding jobs at the Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point in San Francisco.

    In today's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, worse than expected jobless claims do little to allay labor concerns; slowing oil growth demand may not be all bad; and T-Mobile allows WiFi calls and texts.