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Job seekers stand in a line at a career fair in Chicago. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, but it was difficult to get a clear read on the labour market’s health (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  said indications are that the euro area economy is stabilising and the central bank’s rates will remain low for an extended period. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Markets continued to perform well yesterday following comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that interest rates are likely to rem(...)

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the lowest level since January 2008.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5½ year low, suggesting a steadily improvi(...)

An oil drilling pump site outside of Williston, North Dakota. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Brent eased toward $109 (€84.24) a barrel this morning as investors eyed a Cyprus vote later in the day on a bailout plan that revived concerns(...)

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