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  • "I'm seeing a lot more competition" from rival employers, says Dan Black, EY's Americas recruiting leader. That's good news for college seniors and graduate students preparing to accept diplomas this spring, and a sign that new graduates will fare better than they did in 2014. The Labor Department reported on Thursday that the unemployment rate for Americans in...

  • April Philly Fed Index: 7.5   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    April Philly Fed Index: 7.5

    The Philly Fed Index for April is 7.5, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • *Continuing claims lowest since December 2000. WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. housing starts rose far less than expected in March and permits recorded their biggest drop since last May, which could raise concerns about the economy's ability to bounce back from a soft patch hit in the first quarter. Groundbreaking increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted...

  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with more hiring. Applications increased 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 294,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. "The trend... continues to impress and runs counter to the disappointment we saw in the March...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS DECLINE AFTER HOUSING STARTS, JOBLESS CLAIMS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.87 PERCENT.

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday. TINY DECLINE: Economists forecast that weekly applications slipped just 1,000 to 280,000 last week, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. That would leave applications far below 300,000, a...

  • Labor unrest disrupts transport services in Portugal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:49 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— Pilots at Portugal's national airline have announced a 10- day walkout next month amid a spate of strikes by labor groups resisting government efforts to reform the transport sector and cut state company debts. Around half of Portuguese train services were cancelled Thursday as workers with national rail company Comboios de Portugal...

  • *Euro on retreat over Greece, fall in German yields. It faces new headwinds from signs that China, the main market for much of its output, is also slowing significantly. "Despite a slowing China and depressed iron ore prices the Aussie remains reluctant to head lower for now," said Angus Campbell, Senior Analyst at online brokerage Fx Pro in London.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 16- The Australian dollar gained a lift from strong Australian jobs data, while the greenback struggled to gain traction after weak U.S. output data added to uncertainty over the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate rise. The Australian dollar climbed 0.9 percent to $0.7752 as upbeat Australian jobs data prompted the market to...

  • LA rally calls for higher wages for fast-food workers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Demonstrators filled a major street outside a Los Angeles McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday to protest low wages for fast-food workers. Chanting "Fight for 15," the demonstrators filling Figueroa Street near the University of Southern California included members of unions, college students and clergy. They need a living wage, "said Duncan Gammy,...

  • WASHINGTON STATE SAYS MARCH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.9 PCT, DOWN FROM 6.3 PCT IN FEBRUARY AND YEAR EARLIER.

  • McDonald's franchise workers join protests Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Carlos Jefferson. who works for McDonald’s in Milwaukee, was among fast food workers protesting on Tax Day for a $15-an-hour national minimum wage.

    McDonald's franchise employees who were denied recent pay raises have joined hundreds of fast food workers to call for a $15 federal minimum wage.

  • Is your smartphone stressing you out?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Is your smartphone stressing you out?

    Smartphones are wonderful, but are causing a lot of issues in the workplace, says Michael Acton Smith, founder of Mind Candy.

  • Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice. In New York City, more than 100 chanting protesters holding signs with messages like "We See Greed" gathered outside a McDonald's around noon, prompting the store to lock...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— The Republican-controlled Senate defeated several proposed changes Tuesday to a measure that would repeal the state's construction wage law, despite growing concerns over how the bill will affect Indiana's construction industry. John Broden, D- South Bend, proposed an amendment that he said would postpone the "seismic change to Indiana's...

  • Human Rights Watch said the settlement farms, most of them in the Jordan Valley, employ children as young as 11, pay them low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions. Human Rights Watch said it interviewed 38 children and 12 adults in Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley. "Israel's settlements are profiting from rights abuses against...

  • This Spanish region may call time on the siesta Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 11:55 PM ET

    One Spanish region may call time on the country’s famous siesta and switch to a more condensed Northern European/American-style work schedule.

  • The Week Ahead: Etsy goes public   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The Week Ahead: Etsy goes public

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Etsy goes public, financials report earnings, and Netflix debuts Daredevil.

  • *Greece debt repayment reduces safehaven bids for bonds. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. Greece making a 450 million euro loan payment to the International Monetary Fund also reduced earlier safety bids for U.S. government debt, as it supported the view the cash-strapped nation will obtain further aid from its lenders.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000 for the week ended April 4, the Labor Department said on Thursday. "The claims data provide no confirmation of the March employment slowdown," said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York. Treasury debt yields rose on the data and also as Greece's...