There were 409,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, 18,000 more than the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.Though the number of claims rose, the increase was "slightly less than expected," The Wall Street Journal writes.It's also worth no
Not so long ago, northern Chinese winters meant one thing: cabbage, day in and day out. Just four years ago, cabbages were so cheap they were being given away for free as a promotional tactic.But a visit to a Beijing market is evidence of how times have changed."
There were 297,000 jobs added to businesses' payrolls in December, according to the widely watched ADP National Employment Report, which was released just a short time ago.And that's well above the 100,000 or so that economists had been expecting, the Associated Press says.Meanwhile, the latest Intu
Stocks are trading higher this morning (the Dow Jones industrial average is up about 110 points, or 1 percent) and some of the credit is going to these latest economic indicators:-- The private Institute for Supply Management says the nation's manufacturing sector expanded again in December.