LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to its highest in more than three weeks against a basket of currencies, buoyed by higher U.S.
WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.
... * Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. * Third-quarter GDP tops expectations. * Energy shares fall alongside drop in crude prices.
Mortgage rates rose this week from their lowest point in 2014, but lenders still offered a 30-year fixed loan below 4%, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.
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.