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  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. STEADY JOB GAINS: Falling applications for unemployment aid are among several signs the job market is steadily improving.

  • German unemployment ticks up slightly in August Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed. The office said Thursday there were 2.90 million people out of work in August overall, and as a result the unemployment rate inched 0.1 percentage point higher from July.

  • Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 AM ET

    BERLIN— German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Court says FedEx drivers can sue for unpaid wages Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    A US federal appeals court on Wednesday concluded that FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon are employees and not independent contractors.

  • Labor protest disrupts Argentine capital Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36- hour strike.

  • PARIS, Aug 27- The number of people without a job in France rose in July to yet another record in the latest setback to President Francois Hollande's efforts to get unemployment falling. The Labor Ministry said the jobless total in mainland France rose by 26,100 last month to 3,424,400, up 0.8 percent over one month and 4.3 percent over one year.

  • French jobless total rises again to new record in July Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    PARIS, Aug 27- The number of people without a job in France rose in July to yet another record in the latest setback to President Francois Hollande's efforts to get unemployment falling. The Labor Ministry said the jobless total in mainland France rose by 26,100 last month to 3,424,400, up 0.8 percent over one month and 4.3 percent over one year.

  • In India, the big salaries are back Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    After a lull in years, India’s labor market is enjoying a burst of activity, a new government, a booming stock market and improved business sentiment.

  • Telecommuting good or bad for business?     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    Charlie Harary, Yeshiva University Business School, explains what the real issue with telecommuting is.

  • PARIS, Aug 26- A decline in the number of people worldwide who speak French could cost France 120,000 jobs by 2020 and half a million by 2050, due to missed economic opportunities, a report commissioned by President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.

  • The self-styled economic protectionist had made little secret of his intention to leave Francois Hollande's government at some point before the 2017 election- possibly to try and secure the Socialist Party ticket to run as president himself.

  • Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    BERLIN— A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit union says in a statement it may order pilots to strike "starting immediately" because negotiations have failed to achieve their goals.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- The Federal Reserve's intensive focus on a wide range of labor market data to guide policy-making is driving a wedge between its core decision-makers and others who feel the central bank is straying from traditional guideposts.

  • The Week Ahead: Who's shopping where?     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Aug 22- Many of Brazil's biggest retailers, homebuilders and carmakers are cutting jobs as Latin America's largest economy teeters on the edge of recession, a fresh blow to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for a "pragmatic" approach to U.S. monetary policy on Friday, amid calls by hawkish members of the central bank's policy committee for a quick rise in interest rates due to tightening labor markets and inflationary risks.