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  • *Priceline, Tesla bounce from early lows. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, as a turnaround in beaten-down momentum names boosted the Nasdaq while initial jobless claims data, which suggested the labor market was improving, helped lift the broader market. Tesla Motors halved its losses in the session so far and was down 5.7 percent at $189.87.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening despite a run-up in applications in prior weeks.

  • NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. stocks opened flat on Thursday after initial jobless claims data pointed to a possible strengthening in the labor market and ahead of testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 15.52 points, or 0.38 percent, at 4,052.16.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening despite a run-up in applications in prior weeks.

  • DOLLAR FALLS AGAINST EURO AFTER JOBLESS CLAIMS, AS DRAGHI SPEAKS, TRADES AT $1.3974.

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening despite a run-up in applications in prior weeks.

  • Jobless claims 319,000     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank, share their thoughts about what it indicates about the economic recovery.

  • Q1 GDP a one-time blip: Krueger     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Discussing current economic growth, and the state of unemployment, with former Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger.

  • U.S. jobless claims rise unexpectedly in latest week Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 1- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to improving labor market conditions.

  • Initial jobless claims up 14,000 to 344,000     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and personal income and spending. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors, weigh in.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on unemployment and consumer spending.

  • "The economy is stronger than you think," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York. 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, staying close to a 6-1/ 2 year low touched the prior week.

  • 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.