| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week, ending the year on a downward trend as holiday season volatility appeared to ease.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to 339,000 in the week ended...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:35 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose a bit to 320,000 last week, but remained low as the effects of severe winter weather continued to ease, according to Labor Department data released Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it a fluke or a sign that the economy isn't as good as many thought?
Analysts were shocked by Friday's Labor Department report that the economy added just 74,000 net new jobs in December, about one-third what many had forecast. The...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:15 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday.
There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:49 AM
A Labor Department watchdog has called for a change in the way sensitive weekly jobs data is released to the public, recommending an end to the long practice of giving information to journalists first.
The decades-long "lockup" method, in which...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week.
There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:46 AM
WASHINGTON — Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to the highest level since March, the Labor Department said Thursday, countering recent upbeat economic data and reflecting holiday season volatility.
The number of people filing...