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  • Employers say they can't fill jobs—and here's why Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    A lower unemployment rate doesn't mean all jobs are getting filled. A new survey reports many businesses are having difficulty finding workers.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began. California: Down 7,294, due to layoffs in the service industry.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

  • US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:24 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 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursday. FLAT READING: Economists forecast that weekly applications were unchanged at 315,000, according to a survey by FactSet.

  • Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:55 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, July 10- The dollar traded around one-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, coming under pressure after minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting gave no clear indication about the timing of any interest rate rise.

  • CNBC wealth editor Robert Frank and CNBC anchor Tyler Mathisen discuss a unlikely point of agreement among most millionaire: that the workweek should be shorter.

  • Wages and the American dream     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Discussing stagnant wage growth for many Americans, with Ivory Johnson, Delancey Wealth Management, and Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors.

  • US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue. Employers posted 4.64 million jobs, a 3.8 percent increase from April's total of 4.46 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

  • Think minimum wage hikes kill jobs? Think again Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET
    Fast Food worker Daniella Longchamps of Baltimore, Maryland, demonstrates along with other activists during a protest outside the National Restaurant Association's 28th Public Affairs Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center April 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    A study shows the states that raised their minimum wages this year had stronger job growth than the states that didn't. USA Today reports.

  • *That the hiring rebound reported by the U.S. Labor Department is not translating into increased customer spending in Wal-Mart stores;. *That the U.S. economy is' not getting any better or worse' for Wal-Mart's core customers;.

  • Could this one thing have killed Silicon Valley? Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Without this one thing, would Silicon Valley even exist?, asks law professor Dan Eaton.

  • PARIS, July 4- A government-hosted conference to bring workers and employers together to address record joblessness was boycotted by two unions on Monday, with the ruling Socialist Party blaming employer groups for the breakdown.

  • 5 things to know about US guest worker programs Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Foreign high-skilled workers aren't supposed to take jobs from Americans, but they sometimes do. When companies apply to bring in a foreign worker on an H-1B visa, they are required by the U.S. Labor Department to ensure the new arrivals will not adversely affect similarly employed U.S. workers.

  • Top 10 users of H-1B visas at a glance Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    The biggest users of the H-1B visas— the visas needed to import skilled workers to the U.S.— tend to be global outsourcing firms.

  • Kudlow: A few glitches in this rosy jobs report Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    The June jobs report was strong but there were some important glitches, says Larry Kudlow.

  • LONDON, July 4- Gold edged up on Friday, gaining some traction from weaker European shares, but was vulnerable to further losses after falling in the previous session as strong U.S. jobs data lifted the dollar, denting gold's investment appeal.

  • Unemployment protest hits French theater festival Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    AVIGNON, France— Organizers of one of Europe's premier theater festivals are canceling some shows amid a protest movement by cultural workers over changes to their off-season unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled for Friday's opening night have been called off.