February 27, 2014 Thursday's economic news isn't great. More people applied for unemployment benefits and demand for some factory goods was down.
While a key measure of factory orders weakened in October, there's better news about the labor market: fewer Americans are filing claims for unemployment insurance.
November 27, 2013 Fewer Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week. But fewer orders were placed for equipment and other so-called durable goods in October.
Shoppers at a K-B Toy store in northern Virginia last month.
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December 21, 2012 The increases add to signs that the economy continues to rebound from the 2007-09 recession and the slow recovery that followed.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the company's factory in Everett, Wash. Orders for aircraft drove the increase in demand for durable goods last month.
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October 25, 2012 The number of first-time claims remains stuck in a range between 350,000 and 400,000, though. Meanwhile, a surge in aircraft orders boosted demand for products designed to last three or more years.
August 24, 2011 A 4 percent increase in orders for products designed to last three or more years has set the stage for what could be another good day for the stock market.
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