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  1. Latest bad news for oil-rich Alberta: more getting unemployment aid

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    Thu, 21 May 2015

    CALGARY, Alberta, May 21 (Reuters) - The number of Alberta job seekers collecting unemployment benefits rose the most in March since the financial crisis, another sign last year's crude price plunge is still badly hurting the economy of the oil-exporting Canadian province.

  2. TREASURIES-U.S. bonds add gains as jobless claims rise

    Headlines

    Thu, 21 May 2015

    NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices tacked on gains briefly on Thursday as domestic first-time filings for unemployment benefits rose more than forecast in the latest week but the...

  3. What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Thursday, May 21

    Headlines

    Wed, 20 May 2015

    consistent with a labor market that is generally improving. Analysts expect the U.S. Labor Department to report that jobless claims rose to 271,000 last week from 264,000 the preceding week when they hit their lowest levels in nearly 15 years. (0830

  4. U.S. labor market tightening; inflation still muted

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 15-year low, indicating the jobs market was on solid footing even as the economy struggles to regain momentum after abruptly slowing in the first quarter.

  5. Jobless claims hover near 15-year low, boost growth outlook

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    Thu, 7 May 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits held near a 15-year low last week in a sign that the labor market was strengthening despite moderate economic growth.

  6. UPDATE 1-Brazil sees $1 bln lower gov't savings with changes to laws

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    BRASILIA, May 6 (Reuters) - Changes to laws that limit pension and unemployment benefits could cost the Brazilian government around 3.5 billion reais ($1.15 billion) in savings this year, but more...

  7. Brazil gov't sees savings loss of $1 bln with bill changes

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    BRASILIA, May 6 (Reuters) - Changes to bills that limit pension and unemployment benefits could cost the Brazilian government around 3.5 billion reais ($1.15 billion) in savings this year, but more...

  8. U.S. jobless claims at 15-year low; consumer spending rises

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    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits tumbled to a 15-year low last week and consumer spending rose in March, signs the economy was regaining momentum after stumbling badly in the first quarter.

  9. U.S. jobless claims edge up; trend signals firmer labor market

    Headlines

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week for a third straight week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a solidly improving labor market.

  10. Wall St Opens Elevated, China in Spotlight Once More

    Commentary

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015

    Stanley. For the week ahead, the report on existing home sales is scheduled for Wednesday, while weekly figures for initial jobless claims and an update on new home sales are set for Thursday. Durable goods orders will attract traders on Friday In Europe, euro

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