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The steep drop to a 41/2-year low causes skeptics to raise doubts about the weekly jobless claims report.
WASHINGTON — The number of people filing new jobless claims plunged last week to a 41/2-year low.
Shares of realty firm Realogy, photo provider Shutterstock and drug firms Kythera and Intercept rise more than 20%. The gains bode well for the IPO market.
After a string of disappointing debuts, the IPO market showed signs of life, with shares of four newly public companies each shooting up more than 20% in their first day of trading.
A deal would give Sprint financial support to build out its high-speed LTE network and better compete against Verizon and AT&T.
Sprint Nextel Corp., left behind in the latest wireless consolidation, is in talks with one of Japan’s largest cellphone service providers for a possible takeover that could help turn around the No. 3 U.S. carrier.
When it comes to autos, white is the new white.
WASHINGTON — Foreclosure filings fell in September to their lowest level in more than five years as a housing market rebound showed another sign of taking hold.
Firms in the Small Business Administration region that includes California borrowed $ 6.7 billion in loans backed by the agency in the last fiscal year.
Small businesses in the Western region that includes California took out more U.S.-backed loans than ever during the government’s last fiscal year, but they didn’t spend much of it in a way that generated new jobs, analysts said.
Dow industrials slip nearly 129 points as investors face the possibility of a decline in quarterly profits for the first time since 2009.
The specter of anemic corporate earnings has put a temporary halt to the stock market’s summer winning streak.
The Mojave Air & Space Port is busy with young rocket scientists, aerospace engineers and technicians working at private companies.
MOJAVE — Inside one of the bustling ramshackle hangars at the Mojave Air & Space Port, 23-year-old Kyle Nyberg is tightening dozens of stainless-steel nuts that make up the innards of the rocket sitting before him.