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Jobless Claims In U.S. Fall To Lowest Level Since November
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level since the end of November, a sign of further improvement in the labor market. Jobless claims dropped by 9,000 to 315,000 in the week ended March 8, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 53 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a rise … Read News

All The World's Stages: With Offerings From 19 Countries, The Kennedy Center's World Stages Festival Is A Love Letter …
Feature Story: American culture dominates the global stage. Whether film, TV, music or theater, New York and Hollywood control the world to the point where it can be difficult to access foreign media without specifically seeking it out. For Alicia Adams, vice president of international programming at the Kennedy Center, that's part of the joy of her job. "As I've traveled around the world … Read News

Stock Buybacks Inflate Earnings, May Fool Investors – Wed, 12 Mar 2014 PST
NEW YORK – If you’re puzzled why the U.S. stock market has risen so fast in a slow-growing economy, consider one of its star performers: DirecTV. The satellite TV provider has done a great job slashing expenses and expanding abroad, and that has helped lift its earnings per share dramatically in five years. But don’t be fooled. The main reason for the EPS gain has nothing to do with how well it … Read News