Housing, labor data provide upbeat signs on economy

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Harry079 wrote:

“Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 335,000.”

Finally a number below 350,000.

Let’s hope it continues to drop from here.

Jan 17, 2013 9:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

Oh, STFU already with your lies.

Tomorrows headlines, “30,000 new unemployment claims filed today”.
Saturdays headlines, “Americans are back to work.”
Sundays headlines, “The economy is recessing by .002%.”
Mondays headlines, “The economy is BOOMING more and more consumers!”
Tuesdays headlines, “More and More Americans file bankruptcy.”

Get the point? How much do you editors get paid from your side of the aisle these days? I would truly like to know the cost for biased media and the cost of your soul?

Jan 17, 2013 9:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

Jobless claims have very little to do with unemployment any longer. The welfare and foodstamp rolls are continuing to swell…There are more people in the streets fighting for gay marriage, gun control, legalizing illegal immigrants, and taking away working people‚Äôs money then there are people working and paying taxes. It is unsustainable. Ask Greece.

Jan 17, 2013 9:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
BlueOkie wrote:

Reuters you’re drinking the WhiteHouse Koolaide again! Do some homework instead of regurgitating political trash.

Jan 17, 2013 9:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
byrond2 wrote:

“The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 555,708 in the week ending January 12, an increase of 2,360 from the previous week. There were 525,422 initial claims in the comparable week in 2012.”

Jan 17, 2013 9:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Improved from what…the worst numbers in decade…wouldn’t take much…kinda like the top of the bottom of the barrell. The policies that are and will be inacted will not sustain this.

Jan 17, 2013 9:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

bobber1956
Working just like it was planned. The message…. We will save you, rescue you from the horrbile things the RICH have done to you and this country. Vote for me and I will fix it by punishing the RICH folks that caused this.

Jan 17, 2013 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

USAPragmatist
Yes an improvement but from what…the worst numbers in decades…we will see if this adminstration can fix it long term…my bet…not.

Jan 17, 2013 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

USAPragmatist
It is only a better report if it is true…and it is not. Some one just got tired of the lies and quit. Why don’t you?

Jan 17, 2013 11:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@bobber1956, it is only ‘lies’ in your own head, because you are one of the people living in the Rovian bubble of unreality. When your reality is not the true reality then of course the truth is going to appear to be lies to you. E.g. if someone would say Obama is not a socialist or he is an American, you would say this is a lie because in your bubble of unreality Obama is a socialist Muslim from Kenya.

On a side note why did Reuters delete my original message? Their filter is really screwy.

Jan 17, 2013 11:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Sounds good. Now if we can start tackling the deficit Obama might be able to save his predecessor from the worst crisis in modern history.

Jan 17, 2013 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@TheNewWorld, the deficit has already been reduced the most EVER in 4 ears during the first four years. That being said it was at, and still is, an obscene level and we do need a comprehensive plan to keep reducing it and eventually to start paying down the large debt we do have.

Jan 17, 2013 12:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@bobber1956…very well put…the economy is stagnant, but liberal media drivel is intended to swoon the masses into believing everything is peachy; that sad part is: it usually works.

Jan 17, 2013 12:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse

What is holding the economy back is the stalemate in Washington, caused by the obstructionism of the Tea Party.

Jan 17, 2013 3:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chapapet wrote:

maybe it is me and I do not understand the terms used by the government and those reporting the facts…
unemployment is a serious problem, could become a chronic problem so let us not dwell on it, but rather, address it and settle what is needed to employ our fellow Americans…
for inflation keep taking out food and energy and we will never know what we should expect…
again my opinion, at this time we are on a runaway of inflation at the markets starting with the bread, add the eggs, milk and almost anything else…
be real government and you experts because for me “inflation is not under control!

Thank you.

Jan 17, 2013 3:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Another day of progress, another day tea-bagger tears. Poor tea-baggers. Hey if it’s any consolation…. you guys won Kentucky again. That’s something.

Jan 17, 2013 3:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
youranidiot wrote:

Haha silly Teabaggers. If its good news its a lie. If its bad news, its i told you so. Your hatred and ignorance is unrivaled.

Jan 17, 2013 5:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Instead of crying, you republicans should have been investing in the stock market over the past 4 years like the rest of us. Bank of America went up 600% between 2009 and 2010. While you were watching foxnews and listening to fat people whine on AM radio. You snooze, you lose :)

Jan 17, 2013 7:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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