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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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