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Jobless Claims Makes Biggest Jump In Two Months

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- More people are finding themselves out of work as the holidays approach. The numbers this morning from the Labor Department show 290-thousand new jobless claims filed last week. That's 12-thousand more than the previous report, the largest jump in two months. Analysts had expected a more moderate rise of only about two-thousand.

Oil Hits Four-Year Low

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- Oil is below 80 dollars a barrel, the first time it's been that low in four years. This morning's fall in crude oil prices is more evidence that China's resource-hungry economy is slowing. It also meshes with OPEC's warning that worldwide demand will fall substantially next year. Europe's benchmark Brent crude is floating…

Leaked Memo Urges Walmart Managers To Improve Grocery Depts.

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- There seems to be room for improvement on the grocery side of Walmart stores. A leaked memo that went out to Walmart managers last month urges them to do a better job of stocking the dairy, meat and produce departments. Customer complaints about expired fresh food items sometimes lingering in those areas of…

Google’s Ad Server Crashes For Two Hours

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Mountain View, CA) -- Google dominates the world's digital advertising market, so when it stops running ads for a couple of hours, it could cost advertisers up to a million dollars an hour. That's how much the experts say was lost when Google's Doublclick ad server crashed for almost two hours Wednesday morning. The outage…

NYC Jobs Growth Is Fastest In 24 Years

Posted On November 13, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City's economy is booming, with the fastest rate of job growth in a quarter century. A new report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows the city added 47-thousand private sectors jobs in the third quarter but most were in low-paying industries. The biggest gains were in education and health…