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U.S. unemployment down

Average for US jobless claims at fresh 5-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.

03/21/2013

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US housing starts rise, permits at 4 ½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and obtained permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 ½ years. The increases point to a housing recovery that is gaining strength.

03/19/2013

Brett King

Brett King on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with a bestselling author and American Banker’s Innovator of the Year for 2012, Brett King. The founder of the direct mobile bank Moven, he is an International Judge for the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Asian Banker Retail Excellence Awards and the Middle-East Business Achievement Awards.

03/08/2013

U.S. unemployment down

US unemployment aid applications decline to 366K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace.

02/07/2013

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