LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to its highest in more than three weeks against a basket of currencies, buoyed by higher U.S.
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. stocks were mostly flat on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, though strong results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in positive territory.
Visa shares are on the rise in Wednesday's after-hours trading session; the company posted fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings results that beat both top and bottom line forecasts.
(Reuters) - New York Times Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and projected a further decline in advertising sales in the current quarter, sending its shares down about 7 percent.