WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 last week, remaining near levels last seen in 2000.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday despite a reading on third-quarter economic growth that was stronger than expected.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam.
Lufthansa has cut its operating profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and "fierce competition" over fares.