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Jan 7, 2011 8:33AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

The markets turn lower as unemployment -- at its lowest level since May 2009 -- misses expectations. The Fed chief sees more slow job growth ahead. Gold slides as the dollar gains.

Jan 6, 2011 8:33AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

Merchants report disappointing numbers after a storm-beaten holiday season. First-time unemployment claims increase more than forecast. BP's shares rise after an oil-spill report spreads the blame.

Jan 5, 2011 8:33AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

US companies expand their workforces far more than expected. Qualcomm will buy Atheros for $3.2 billion. A gauge of service-sector activity rises in December.

Dec 3, 2010 11:08AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

Prices rally on weaker-than-expected employment growth and an uptick in the unemployment rate.

Dec 3, 2010 9:01AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

Dow gains 20 after being down much of the day. The dollar slips. US employers added fewer workers than expected in November. Unemployment rises to 9.8%. Gold jumps as investors take cover.

Nov 24, 2010 2:21PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

A bullish report on jobless claims raises hopes the recovery is getting stronger. and Tiffany shares fuel the rally. Markets close Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Nov 18, 2010 9:01AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

The automaker's shares rise as much as 9%. Global markets climb after Ireland says it might seek funds to help its banks. New jobless claims rise less than expected.

Nov 3, 2010 8:04AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

The central bank is expected to announce a plan to stimulate the economy. US companies added 43,000 positions in October. The service sector grows more than forecast. Factory orders rise.



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