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  • U.S. jobless claims rise but still close to 14-year low Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, yet it remained near a 14- year low in a reminder that one small part of the labor market has returned to full health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 12,000 290,000 for the week ended Nov. 8, the Labor Department said on...

  • Applications for US jobless aid climb to 290,000 Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive momentum. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 290,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased 6,000 to 285,000, up slightly from what...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US unemployment benefits Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:50 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. Employers added 214,000 jobs last month as the unemployment rate slid to 5.8 percent from 5.9 percent, the Labor Department said last week.

  • DUDLEY:' VERY ACCOMMODATIVE' POLICY NEEDED TO DEAL WITH TOO HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, TOO LOW INFLATION.

  • NC employers avoid more federal unemployment taxes Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina businesses won't have to pay even higher unemployment insurance taxes beyond what's already required while the state still owes the federal government money used to pay jobless benefits during the Great Recession. It will cumulatively save North Carolina businesses $180 million in additional penalties.

  • Advocates call on Cuomo to push minimum wage hike Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Andrew Cuomo tackle the issue in a lame-duck legislative session before Republicans take control of the state's Senate in January. Proposals to boost the wage from $8 an hour to $10.10 an hour and allow New York City to raise it even higher will face significant opposition next year following big GOP victories in last week's elections. Currently the GOP has...

  • VW policy welcomes labor activity at Tenn. plant Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— By giving labor groups more access to its lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, Volkswagen signaled Wednesday that it won't follow the lead of other foreign-owned automakers in the South in seeking to tamp down union activity. The outcome of the union drive at the Chattanooga plant is being closely monitored by other German and Asian automakers in the...

  • Cambodia increases garment industry minimum wage Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia— Cambodia agreed Wednesday to raise the minimum wage in its important clothing industry by 28 percent to $128 a month, falling short of labor unions' $140 proposal. The Labor Advisory Committee, representing employers, workers and the government, originally agreed on a $123 minimum wage. A Labor Ministry statement said it was increased to...

  • ADVISORY-US jobs data alerts repeated in error Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    Nov 12- Alerts first released on Friday Nov. 7 detailing the U.S. non-farm payroll data were repeated in error at 0937 GMT Wednesday.

  • Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Former MPC Member at the Bank of England talks about recent employment data, saying that wage growth is a "lagging indicator" for businesses, therefore this data should reflect the "past strength" of the U.K. economy.

  • Veterans: Next battle     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    One Wall Street firm is actively recruiting American Veterans. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the story.

  • Chill! Chick-fil-A manager bans slang at chain Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Springfield, Va.

    One Chick-fil-A manager has had it! He banned a list of slang words that employees are no longer allowed to use.

  • Hiring wounded veterans     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on Drexel Hamilton's efforts to help veterans make the transition from life on the battlefield to a career in business.

  • Tech industry opens door to veterans     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at companies that offer veterans employment opportunities in the tech industry.

  • EU court backs Germany on jobless benefit refusal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    BERLIN— A European Union court ruled Tuesday that Germany was within its rights to refuse jobless benefits to an immigrant from Romania who made no effort to seek work in Germany, a decision that comes amid concern over perceived welfare abuse by migrants from poorer EU nations. German judges sought a ruling from the European Court of Justice after a Romanian...

  • Bring in Your Parents Day? Don't laugh, it's real Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Bring your parents to work day at Linkedin in New York.

    A lot of parents have no idea what their adult children do for a living. LinkedIn offers one solution—bring them to work.

  • New wave in entrepreneurs     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the new way start-ups and small businesses are finding space to work.

  • TOKYO, Nov 10- Japanese stocks fell to a one-week low on Monday as the yen rebounded against the dollar after U.S. jobs data fell short of expectations, while Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp tumbled on a profit warning. The benchmark Nikkei share average ended 0.6 percent lower at 16,780.53, the lowest closing level since Oct. 31. The broader Topix shed 0.3...

  • Dollar 'to lick wounds for a while': Westpac     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar may take some time to recover following the worse-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data last week, says Sean Callow, Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank.

  • JGBs gain after U.S. jobs data lifts U.S. Treasuries Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 10- Japanese Government Bond prices ended the morning session slightly higher on Monday, sending their yields down 1.5 to 2.5 basis points in the 7- year and longer zone, helped by big gains in U.S. Treasuries following U.S. jobs data. But activity was limited to transactions among traders and trading for the Bank of Japan's purchase of 1.55 billion yen,...