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  • *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...

  • 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...

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

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

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

    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
    November retail sales up 0.7%

    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
    Initial jobless claims drops 17,000 to 297,000

    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
    The number to watch Thursday

    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
    Gauging US growth: Expert

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

  • 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...

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

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

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, but continued to point to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000 for the week ended Nov. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Jobless claims 291,000; October CPI unchanged   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims 291,000;  October CPI unchanged

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest unemployment numbers and consumer prices.

  • US DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER CONSUMER PRICE DATA, JOBLESS CLAIMS.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, yet it remained near a 14- year low in a reminder that the labor market appears to be moving toward full health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 12,000 to 290,000 for the week ended Nov. 8, the Labor Department said on...

  • U.S. jobless claims rise but still close to 14-year low Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, yet it remained near a 14- year low in a reminder that one small part of the labor market has returned to full health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 12,000 290,000 for the week ended Nov. 8, the Labor Department said on...

  • Jobless claims up 12,000 to 290,000   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Jobless claims up 12,000 to 290,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and its impact on the 10-year yield. And Michael Feroli, JPMorgan Chase chief economist, provides analysis on the jobs numbers.

  • Watch Art Cashin: Draghi provides relief rally Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services says stocks jumped after ECB head Mario Draghi held pat on his stance for more stimulus.