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  • Weekly jobless claims total 302,000     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and Q2 productivity.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose a bit more than expected last week, but remained at levels consistent with tightening labor market conditions.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent annual rate instead of the previously reported 4.0 percent pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the growth being driven by domestic demand and less by restocking by businesses.

  • Liesman: Hard to find the trend     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses revised Q2 GDP of 4.2 percent, and what weekly jobless claims of 298,000 says about the economic recovery. He says weather does not explain what happened in the first quarter.

  • Weekly jobless claims: 298,000     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports revised Q2 GDP resulted in 4.2 percent, and weekly jobless claims came in at 298,000.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AFTER JOBLESS CLAIMS, GDP DATA.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall for second consecutive week Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, underscoring the strengthening labor market fundamentals. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 23, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General buyout offer. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, after jobless claims data pointed to continued improvement in the labor market and before the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims 298,000     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • FOREX-Dollar falls on U.S. jobless claims Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 14- The dollar weakened broadly on Thursday, falling after three straight days of gains, on yet another piece of data suggesting a bumpy recovery for the U.S. economy.

  • *Weekly jobless claims rise 21,000. WASHINGTON, Aug 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.

  • US weekly jobless claims at 311,000     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

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

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of jobless claims data Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    *Cisco shares down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weak conditions in Europe. *Cisco Systems Inc fell 1.3 percent to $24.87 in premarket trading.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Weekly jobless claims 289,000     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the data. What we are seeing is a shift downward in the jobless claims, says Liesman. Also a look at the European Central Bank's policy versus the Federal Reserve and Bank of England.