| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped last week as fewer federal workers applied for benefits, but the figures remained inflated by the 16-day partial government shutdown.
The total number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON — Business economists expect the recovery to accelerate at the end of the year and into 2014 as politicians are likely to avoid another government shutdown.
The economy still faces challenges, the National Assn. for Business...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Layoffs appear to be easing as the number of people who filed for unemployment claims last week dropped by 10,000 to 316,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday.
The number of initial unemployment claims has decreased in six of the last seven...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:28 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly more than expected last week, to near a more than five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The new data indicate continued moderate growth in the labor market as the government prepares...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims last week held roughly steady at near a six-year low as reporting problems caused by computer upgrades in California and Nevada appeared to be fully resolved, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week to near 350,000 but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose to 348,000, up sharply from...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said.
"All survey and other program operations will cease and the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:32 AM
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.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.
Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...