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  • Bank of England not ready to raise rates despite unemployment drop

    The Bank of England sees "no immediate need" to raise rock-bottom interest rates despite an unemployment rate that is falling more rapidly than anticipated, according to minutes of its January meeting released Wednesday. Just like Federal Reserve...
  • California posts strong job growth

    California posts strong job growth
    California's economy showed renewed signs of strength last month when employers added the most jobs since October 2012, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Employers created a net 44,300 jobs in November, led by a surge in...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low
    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...
  • Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000

    Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000
    The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
  • Current Mortgage Rates Affected By Recent Drop in Unemployment

    Current Mortgage Rates Affected By Recent Drop in Unemployment Last week, the November jobs report was released by the Labor Department and was quite a shock for many investors who consistently watch these numbers. Due to the connection between the...
  • 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...
  • Initial jobless claims drop slightly

    Initial jobless claims drop slightly
    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...
  • Labor Department watchdog wants change in way jobs data is released

    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...
  • 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...
  • Broward unemployment falls to 5.3 percent; Palm Beach County at 6.7

    Broward unemployment falls to 5.3 percent; Palm Beach County at 6.7
    While the federal government was shutdown, Florida and South Florida's unemployment rate was dropping and the state was adding jobs, according to new data released Friday by the state. Florida's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in October -- the...
  • 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...