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37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs
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October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
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January 30, 2014
Jobless claims rise more than expected
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted...
January 30, 2014 - 7:49am
January 9, 2014
Jobless claims fell last week, labor market firming
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week fell slightly more than expected, pointing to an economy that was continuing to gain steam. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted...
January 9, 2014 - 7:54am
January 2, 2014
U.S. jobless claims fall for second straight week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second week last week, suggesting labor market conditions continue to steadily improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000,...
January 2, 2014 - 7:49am
December 26, 2013
Jobless claims fall in positive sign for labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market.
December 26, 2013 - 8:28am
December 19, 2013
Jobless claims rise to near nine-month high
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months, casting a shadow on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 379,000,...
December 19, 2013 - 8:05am
December 17, 2013
Consumer prices flat in November as gasoline falls
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer prices were flat in November, but a bounce back in the annual inflation rate from a four-year low will probably give the Federal Reserve cover to start dialing back it massive monetary stimulus.
December 17, 2013 - 4:51am
December 12, 2013
U.S. jobless claims surge, erase prior weeks' declines
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, reversing the prior three weeks declines, but a recent strengthening of the labor market likely remains intact. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits surged...
December 12, 2013 - 7:38am
December 5, 2013
U.S. jobless claims fall for third straight week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a hopeful sign for the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, declining for a...
December 5, 2013 - 7:57am
December 4, 2013
Private employers step up hiring, trade deficit narrows
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private-sector hiring rose in November at the fastest clip in a year, suggesting the labor market was improving enough for the Federal Reserve to soon start trimming its bond purchases.
December 4, 2013 - 10:06am
December 3, 2013
Expiring jobless benefits to lower U.S. unemployment rate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate could fall substantially early next year as belt-tightening in Washington throws more than a million long-term unemployed Americans off the benefit rolls.
December 3, 2013 - 1:52pm
November 21, 2013
Labor market firming, but inflation still benign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions.
November 21, 2013 - 8:39am
November 19, 2013
U.S. labor costs point to still-benign inflation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor costs rose marginally in the third quarter, pointing to tame wage inflation that should allow the Federal Reserve to maintain its bond-buying program to stimulate the economy. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, increased...
November 19, 2013 - 9:15am
November 14, 2013
Jobless claims fall, but prior week revised higher
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but an upward revision to the prior week's figure suggested the labor market recovery remained gradual. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 2,000 to a seasonally...
November 14, 2013 - 7:57am
November 6, 2013
U.S. small business hiring up despite government shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
November 6, 2013 - 2:29pm
U.S. planned layoffs rise in October: consultant
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose 13.5 percent in October on cuts in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors, a report on Wednesday showed. Employers announced 45,730 layoffs last month, up from 40,289 in September, according to the report from...
November 6, 2013 - 7:27am