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  • Falling oil prices drag stock market lower

    U.S. markets were mostly flat in early trading Thursday, follow a sell-off the day before, as U.S. investors had little reaction to comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who announced new economic stimulus measures for the continent. European markets fell.
  • Euro rebounds as ECB's Draghi makes no mention of imminent QE

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro gained against the dollar on Thursday for the first time in eight days, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave no indication of an imminent stimulus program through the purchase of sovereign bonds. "The euro...

    U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

    U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Still, other data on Thursday showed weaker factory orders in August even after stripping...

    Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall

    Planned layoffs drop to 14-year low as unemployment claims fall
    American companies announced the fewest planned layoffs in 14 years in September while initial unemployment claims dropped last week to near a post-recession low, two positive labor market signs ahead of Friday's jobs report. With the slowdown in job...

    August a downer for Valley's labor market

    August a downer for Valley's labor market
    August was not a banner month for the Lehigh Valley's labor market. The Valley lost 300 jobs from the previous month and was down 1,600 from the same month last year, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. That...