WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows companies are laying off fewer workers.
Good news for the economy translated into bad news this week for mortgage borrowers, who were being offered an interest rate of 4.46% for the typical 30-year fixed loan, the highest level since mid-September, according to Freddie Mac.
European stock markets moved broadly lower in afternoon action on Thursday after strong U.S. growth data stirred tapering fears and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled no further easing measures on tap.
(CNN) -- A pair of thieves in Mexico may have stolen more than they bargained for when they targeted a truck this week. The stolen vehicle was carrying delicate cargo -- a radioactive element used for medical purposes that also can be used to make a ...
Logo of the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, a part of the Department of Commerce. (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Economic growth is up while jobless claims are down, according to new economic data released Thursday morning.