U.S. manufacturing remains strong, economist Ian Shepherdson said after the government reported an unexpected decline in factory orders for durable goods.
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Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week than at any time since before the last recession, indicating bigger gains in hiring will soon follow.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level in a month as the volatility typical during the year-end holidays waned.
The smallest gain in U.S. payrolls in six months need not presage the kind of slowdown that bedeviled the world’s largest economy for the past two years.
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting a smaller number of factory closings for this time of year.
Confidence among U.S. consumers fell more than forecast in March as Washington’s budget battle soured Americans’ views of the economic outlook.
"The underlying trend in claims is declining steadily."
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