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US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

Weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. 226 more words


The Japan Economic Disease

The Japanese are rapidly coming to their own Endgame, the end of their ability to borrow money at interest rates that are economically rational. If interest rates on Japanese bonds rise to a mere 2.2%, 80% of… 1,470 more words


Home sales reach highest rate since 2009 - MarketWatch

By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Existing-home sales rose in February to reach the highest rate in more than three years, another sign of a strengthening… 358 more words

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Applications for US jobless aid reach 5-year low.

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    In this Feb. 28, 2013 photo Shawn Gordon, corporate presenter of the Dorsey Schools listens to a job applicant at the JobFairGiant.com employment fair …

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Analysis: Meat prices add to China's inflation, policy risks.

  • View PhotoReuters/Reuters – A vendor selling vegetables waits for customers at a market in Beijing February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer


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Claims for US jobless aid suggest modest hiring.

  • View PhotoAssociated Press/J Pat Carter – In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an unidentified woman answers questions on a job application at a job fair in Sunrise, Fla.

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Is Consumer Sentiment On the Rise?

The index of consumer sentiment compiled by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan unexpectedly rose in January, an important boost for the U.S. economy as consumer spending is a big portion of gross domestic product. 14 more words