U.S. Jobless Claims Fell by 15,000 to 358,000

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as California continued to work through a backlog, indicating it will take time to gauge the impact of the federal shutdown. Jobless claims decreased by 15,000 to 358,000 in the week ended Oct. 12 from a revised 373,000 in the prior period, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. Michael McKee reports on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

Canadian National Beats Estimates After Cutting Costs
53:44 - Canadian National Railway reported second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the carrier cut jobs and parked locomotives to blunt the effects of weakening freight demand. Bloomberg Intelligence's Lee Klaskow speaks on The Daily Brief. (Source: Bloomberg)
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