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)

Japan's Inflation Gauge Falls Again
23:18 - It may be time for a rethink at the BOJ after Japan's consumer prices fell for a seventh straight month, dropping half a percent in September. The jobless rate came in at 3%, the lowest we've seen since 1995. Bloomberg's Brian Fowler reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
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