Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast to an eight-week high, representing a pause in a trend of more muted firings.
U.S. services sector growth remained robust during August but backed away from a ten-year peak touched in July as new orders, employment and pricing eased month over month, an industry report showed on Thursday.
OTTAWA—Canada's trade deficit narrowed in July, beating expectations and bolstering hopes the economy is improving after a weak first half of the year.
General Mills (GIS) plans to sell its vegetable brands Green Giant and Le Sueur to B&G Foods (BGS) for $765 million, General Mills said Thursday.
Wall Street opened higher Thursday as weekly jobs data indicated a strengthening labor market a day ahead of the more critical monthly jobs report, which may feed into the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision.