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  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. "There is follow-through from yesterday, there was significant selling in the middle of the curve," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS HIT SESSION HIGHS AFTER JOBLESS CLAIMS, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.66 PERCENT.

  • Jobless claims rise 2,000 to 304,000     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest unemployment numbers. Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee and John Ryding, RDQ Economic share their thoughts on the data. Piegza says the Fed has very difficult job remaining at this accommodative pace, likely longer than expected.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to the lowest level in nearly seven years, strengthening views of faster job growth.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday as a positive read on weekly jobless claims was offset by some disappointing corporate earnings, including from Bed, Bath& Beyond. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 4.31 points, or 0.10 percent, at 4,179.59. Shares of Bed, Bath& Beyond fell 5.3 percent to $64.30.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stock index futures trimmed their losses on Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected in the latest week, a positive sign for the labor market. S&P 500 futures fell 1.3 point and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.

  • U.S. jobless claims tumble to near seven-year low Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring.

  • Initial jobless claims at 300,000     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest unemployment numbers and breaks down the data on import/export prices in March.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- Global equity markets traded slightly lower on Thursday as a larger-than-expected rise in U.S. jobless claims kept investors on edge a day ahead of the government's monthly labor market report, while the dollar rose against the euro after the European Central Bank pledged action if needed to battle low inflation.

  • The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000 in the week ended March 29, exceeding economists' expectations of a rise to 317,000..

  • *Trade deficit widens to $42.3 billion in February. WASHINGTON, April 3- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market.

  • Initial jobless claims up 16,000 to 326,000     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

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

  • U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 3- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Fourth-quarter growth raised to 2.6 percent. WASHINGTON, March 27- U.S. economic growth was a bit faster than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, displaying underlying strength that could bolster views that the slowdown in activity early in the year would be temporary.

  • Q4 GDP (final) 2.6%, jobless claims 311,000     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on unemployment and growth in the U.S. economy.

  • Initial jobless claims up 5,000 to 320,000     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the data.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.

  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. retail sales rebound, jobless claims fall Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.