WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new filings for jobless benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting the economy was regaining strength after an abrupt slowdown caused by severe weather.
* Reports show economy starting to recover from winter's blow
NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday on better-than-expected U.S. retail sales and jobless claims data, but lingering concerns over China's economy and...
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Stock futures enjoy a boost from better than expected readings on February retail sales and weekly jobless claims ; S&P and Dow +0.2% , Nasdaq +0.3% . The retail sales data may indicate that the economy is beginning to rebound from
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell and hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting a strengthening in labor market conditions.
Initial Jobless Claims : -9K to 315 K vs. 330K consensus, 324K prior revised (323K prior). Continuing claims -48K to 2.85M. Post your comment!
8:30 Retail Sales 8:30 Initial Jobless Claims 8:30 Import/Export Prices 9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index 10:00 Business Inventories 10:00 Hearing: Nomination
Data this week: Japan Q4 GDP on Monday; small-business optimism index NFIB; retail sales, import prices, weekly jobless claims on Thursday; PPI, UM consumer-sentiment on Friday. See consensus estimates here: http://online.barrons.com
year ago. The employment-to-population ratio is flat at 58.8% - it was 58.6% a year ago. Expiring unemployment benefits didn't put a dent in long-term unemployed which rose 203K. The broader U-6 unemployment rate slips to