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  • U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September

    U.S. job openings, hiring hit five-year highs in September
    U.S. job openings in September grew by 69,000 from the year before to 3.9 million, one of the highest levels since 2008, signaling the economy has continued expanding moderately, the Labor Department reported Friday. Since September 2012, the number...
  • Dow closes above 16,000

    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year. The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall, with 30-year loans averaging 4.22%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall, with 30-year loans averaging 4.22%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week in the wake of a decline in the inflation rate, with Freddie Mac pegging the 30-year loan at an average of 4.22%, down from 4.35% last week. But the trend Thursday was once again toward higher rates. Freddie...
  • Economy adds 203,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7%

    Economy adds 203,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7%
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy added a surprisingly strong 203,000 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7%, the lowest level in five years, the Labor Department said Friday. The November figure, which beat analyst expectations of...
  • Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'

    Real-world issues haunt horror-comedy 'Blacula'
    Halloween 2013 is in the rearview mirror, but two shows keep the spooky shenanigans going. "Blacula: Young, Black and Undead" I haven't seen the 1972 blaxploitation classic that shares a title with Reginald Edmund's new horror-comedy for Pegasus...
  • Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision

    Weekly jobless claims disappoint at 339,000 after upward revision
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
  • Great Recession has new wrinkles for older workers

    Great Recession has new wrinkles for older workers
    When potential employers ask Tracy Blakeley about her personal life, she assumes they're not making idle chit chat. They're trying to figure out how old she is. "They ask if I have kids or grandkids," Blakeley, 53, said. "They won't ask you your birth...
  • October jobs report far better than expected

    October jobs report far better than expected
    WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, the American economy is looking very resilient — much more so than experts had thought. Despite forecasts that job growth would be sapped by the budget impasse and government shutdown, employers in the U.S....
  • U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat

    U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat
    WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses. Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level

    Weekly jobless claims drop to 336,000, near pre-shutdown level
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...
  • Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks

    Planned layoffs jumped in October on drug, financial firm cutbacks
    WASHINGTON -- Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday. Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the...
  • Jobless claims tumble to near 6-year low; some analysts are skeptical

    Jobless claims tumble to near 6-year low; some analysts are skeptical
    The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims plunged to below 300,000 in the week ending Saturday, but some economists expressed doubt about the steep drop of 23,000 . The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of initial...