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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- U.S. home resales hit a near one-year low in November and new filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, putting a wrinkle in an otherwise brightening economic picture. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday sales of previously owned homes fell 4.3 percent last month to an annual rate of 4.90 million units.

  • *Facebook to offer 70 mln shares, stock drops. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stocks were set to open lower Thursday following data showing a rise in jobless claims, having hit record highs a day earlier after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strong enough for it to begin paring its massive stimulus.

  • *Jobless claims rise 10,000 last week. WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months, casting a shadow on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • U.S. jobless claims rise to near nine-month high Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months, casting a shadow on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims up 10,000 to 379,000     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and weighs in on the ten-year Note and trade on gold.

  • FOREX-Dollar gains on strong U.S. retail sales data Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 12- The dollar gained across the board on Thursday, helped by an upbeat U.S retail sales report that suggested recovery in the world's largest economy is on stable footing. U.S. retail sales rose 0.7 percent in November, while initial jobless claims rose 68,000 to 368,000 last week, the largest weekly increase November 2012.

  • 'Clearly the consumer is holding up': Expert     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors president & chief economist, explains why he thinks the economy "has a lot of momentum" and is apt to accelerate next year. Naroff also weighs in on the increase in jobless claims, and when the Fed is likely to begin tapering.

  • U.S. jobless claims surge, erase prior weeks' declines Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, reversing the prior three weeks declines, but a recent strengthening of the labor market likely remains intact. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits surged 68,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Jobless claims up 68,000 to 368,000     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, retail sales and import prices. CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a deeper look at retail sales, which were up 0.7 percent in November.

  • Merry Christmas: Millions to lose jobless benefits Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Job seekers line up to meet with recruiters during the Job Hunters Boot Camp in San Mateo, Calif., in October.

    A congressional budget proposal fails to extend a program providing federal funds for those who have run out of state benefits.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter as businesses aggressively accumulated stock, but underlying domestic demand remained sluggish and buoyed the case for the Federal Reserve to keep up its stimulus for now.

  • Initial jobless claims: 316,000     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Digging into jobless claims and durable goods data is Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the November Philly Fed data.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall, hint at firming labor market Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • October PPI and jobless claims     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio and Steve Liesman dissect October's PPI and jobless claims data, and forecast Fed action.

  • *Trade deficit widens to $41.8 billion in September. WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in September as imports rose to their highest level in almost a year, which could probably see third-quarter growth estimates trimmed. The trade gap increased 8.0 percent to $41.8 billion, the largest since May, the Commerce Department said.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall, but prior week revised higher Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but an upward revision to the prior week's figure suggested the labor market recovery remained gradual. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims: 339,000     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio reports jobless claims result slightly worse than expected.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stock index futures briefly trimmed gains on Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter and initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell last week, mostly in line with expectations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. jobless claims declined last week in welcome news for the nation's battered labor market after the impact of a government shutdown on furloughed federal workers diminished. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 10,0000 to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

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