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  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low

    Weekly jobless claims fall to 304,000, near seven-year low
    Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market.
  • Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to healing in labor market

    Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to healing in labor market
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market. Other data on Thursday showed a...

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

    Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs
    Quad/Graphics, the nation’s largest printer of magazines and catalogs, is closing a recently-acquired plant in Woodstock and laying off nearly 540 employees, executives confirmed Tuesday. The commercial printing plant was part of the company&...

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...

    Tesla says it wants to higher veterans � a lot of them

    FREMONT, Calif. Tesla Motors, which is on a mission to bring electric cars to the masses, now has another goal: to become a leading employer of America's military veterans. "We want to be known throughout the veteran community as a great place to work,"...