Economy May 28

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New Jobless Claims Fall, Manufacturing Orders Rise

In new signs that the recession may be ebbing, orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rose by 1.9 percent and the number of new jobless claims fell, although the number continuing to receive unemployment remained at the highest level since 1967.

Economy Feb 12

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New Jobless Claims Drop; Retails Sales Up Slightly

Government reports show the number of new jobless benefit claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted 623,000, from 631,000 the previous week, while U.S. retail sales jumped 1 percent in January, reversing a six-month downward trend.

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