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  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Thursday as a weak jobless claims data pushed investors to continue taking profits in a market that had rallied to repeated records. The day's losses were modest but broad, with nine of the ten primary S&P 500 sectors lower.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar retreated from six-year highs against the yen after data showed that more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, though the dollar index remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June. New York: Up 1,254, due to layoffs in transportation and warehousing, real estate and manufacturing. California: Up 1,563, no reason given.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.

  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June. The data covers the week ended Sept. 6, which included the Labor Day holiday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.

  • First job not going well? Read this Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Internships are a great dress rehearsal but that first job may deliver a shock of reality. Here are 5 tips from career coach Marie McIntyre.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited data on the labor market and attempted to determine whether equities' long-term advance or recent weakness would be the driving trend going forward.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:16 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. TINY DROP: Economists forecast that weekly applications slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 300,000, according to a survey by FactSet.

  • Veto override fails on Missouri jobless benefits Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers have fallen short in an attempt to reduce the amount of time people can receive unemployment benefits. People currently can receive jobless benefits for up to 20 weeks in Missouri, already one of the shortest durations in the nation.

  • Missouri Senate votes for limited jobless benefits Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missourians who lose their jobs could see a reduction in how long they can receive unemployment benefits. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill tying the duration of jobless benefits to the unemployment rate. The bottom rate would be lower than every other state except North Carolina and Florida.

  • US job openings stay near 13-year high; hiring up Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to the fastest pace in nearly seven years, two signs the job market is slowly healing. The tally of available jobs ticked down 2,000 to 4.673 million in July, from 4.675 million in June, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

  • This is the US job market's lingering weak spot Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:26 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.

    The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay.

  • Larry Lindsey, The Lindsey Group CEO, shares his thoughts on how President Obama is handling the ISIS crisis and market reaction.

  • Average American doing 'very badly': Survey     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor, reveals the results of a recent study on U.S. competitiveness. What's not going well is America as a place to invest and create jobs, says Porter.

  • Fed's numbers don't add up: Lindsey     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Larry Lindsey, The Lindsey Group CEO, shares his thoughts on Fed policies and its impact on the labor market.

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Japanese stocks edged up on Monday in choppy trade as weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data spurred hopes that U.S. interest rates will stay low, while Rakuten Inc tumbled on news of a deal to buy a U.S. rebate site operator.

  • *Poor U.S. jobs data casts doubt on demand, weighs on prices China's exports grow better-than-expected 9.4 percent in Aug. *China's oil imports up 6 percent to 25.2 mln barrels- customs. On Monday, Brent was down 11 cents at $100.71 a barrel as of 0347 GMT after briefly hitting $101 a barrel in choppy early morning trade.

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Monday, supported by U.S. job data out late last week not leading to a major shift in the U.S. monetary policy outlook. The market was also supported by the Bank of Japan's buying in JGBs.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 8- Gold held steady above $1,260 an ounce on Monday, clinging to gains from the previous session on a disappointing U.S. nonfarm payrolls report that pressured the dollar, with investors also eyeing developments in the Ukraine crisis.