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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Jobless claims point to firmer labor market

    Jobless claims point to firmer labor market
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
  • U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed

    U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. While other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in...
  • VW CEO says will meet 2017 cost-cutting goal: source

    Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn has said Europe's largest carmaker is on course to meet a goal of cutting costs at its core division by 5 billion euros by 2017, as efficiency-boosting steps are taking hold, a source said. Winterkorn said...
  • Greek unemployment drops to 25.5 percent in third quarter

    Greece's jobless rate dropped to 25.5 percent in the third quarter compared with 26.6 percent in the previous three-month period, data from the country's statistics service showed on Thursday. The rate was the lowest recorded since the third quarter of...
  • Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

    Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. Closing out a two-...
  • UK earnings recovery might not help Cameron much before vote

    The wages of British workers are rising and inflation is tumbling, but a turnaround in living standards may prove to be too little, too late for Prime Minister David Cameron as national elections approach. Earnings, excluding bonuses, grew by more than...
  • General Mills profit beats estimates due to cost cuts

    General Mills Inc affirmed its full-year forecast and reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, and the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes said it would increase sales through new products. Revenue growth is a...
  • With demand weak, General Mills profit, sales drop

    MINNEAPOLIS General Mills' fiscal second-quarter net profits dropped by 37 percent as weak demand continued to gnaw at the big packaged food maker. Its adjusted operating profit, which excluded restructuring expenses, was above analysts' estimates....
  • Avon School Board OKs Budget That Increases Spending 1.72%

    AVON — The school board has adopted a $52.8 million budget for the upcoming school year that represents a spending increase of about 1.72 percent from this year's level. The board on Tuesday adopted the budget propposed by Superintendent Gary...
  • Few Allergan execs to keep top jobs in Actavis takeover

    Few Allergan execs to keep top jobs in Actavis takeover
    The soon-to-be owner of Irvine-based Allergan Inc. announced sweeping leadership changes that pass over many current executives including the Botox maker's CEO. Irish pharmaceutical giant Actavis expects to finalize its $66-billion acquisition in the...
  • Poll: Democratic, GOP bases disenchanted with their parties

    WASHINGTON Congress heads home for the holidays with a hearty good riddance from voters. Even partisans have soured on their own parties. Republicans are disenchanted with Republicans in Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Democrats are...