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  • Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

    Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level
    Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal.
  • Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge

    Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge
    Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it. Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...

    U.S. jobless claims dip

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. The Labor Department says that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile...

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years
    Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...

    A few Republicans push House to move on jobless bill after Senate OK

    A few Republicans push House to move on jobless bill after Senate OK
    WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a beleaguered group of House Republicans from states with high unemployment rates called on Speaker John A. Boehner...