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  1. U.S. jobless claims off seven-month high; oil layoffs watched

    Headlines

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions.

  2. Global Economic Overview and Equity Commentaries: December 2014

    Headlines

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    policies to limit further damage to their economies. The Brazilian government has announced cuts in pension and unemployment benefits , which could improve the fiscal deficit for 2015. Credit rating agencies had warned that without policy measures

  3. The Keynes Fairy Tale

    Headlines

    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    in Congress and the White House have. They can extend unemployment benefits for 99 weeks, spend billions on something called “infrastructure ..... warned that reduced spending and the end of 99-week unemployment benefits would drive the economy back to recession. Instead

  4. From Barron’s, January 19, 2015 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 17 Jan 2015

    builders [ KBN, LEN ] fell. BHI announced 15% drop in its drilling rig count; SLB announced layoff of 9,000 employees; jobless claims in TX popped up. Pg 11: Laing – Some technical factors are pointed out [ although some seem to be fundamental factors

  5. Cheaper oil tames U.S. producer inflation; jobless claims up

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    Thu, 15 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were tame, a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it ponders its next step on monetary policy.

  6. U.S. jobless claims rise to four-month high

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    Thu, 15 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week increased to the highest level since early September, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market.

  7. U.S. jobless claims dip; 2014 layoffs lowest in 17 years

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    Thu, 8 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and job cuts declined sharply in December, suggesting the labor market is tightening.

  8. Yes, Gold Makes Sense

    Headlines

    Fri, 2 Jan 2015

    Mortgage applications minus 4.3% Durable goods ex-transports MISS: minus 0.9% vs. 0.5% expected Initial jobless claims MISS 313,000 vs. 288,000 exp Personal income MISS 0.2% vs. 0.4% exp Personal spending MISS 0.2% vs. 0.3% exp

  9. U.S. jobless claims rise, but labor market still firming

    Headlines

    Wed, 31 Dec 2014

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, but the trend remained consistent with sustained strength in the labor market.

  10. From Barron’s, December 29, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 27 Dec 2014

    equipment, etc. Data this week: S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices, consumer confidence on Tuesday; weekly jobless claims , pending existing-home sales, Chicago PMI on Wednesday; ISM manufacturing index, construction spending on Friday

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