Jobless Claims Exceed Forecast on Seasonal Shift

Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting an unwinding of adjustments for seasonal swings at the start of a quarter. Jobless claims increased by 46,000 to 388,000 in the week ended Oct. 13 from a revised 342,000 the prior period that was the lowest since February 2008, Labor Department figures showed today. Michael McKee and Betty Liu report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
MasterCard Is an Enabler for Financial Inclusion: Driver
11:52 - MasterCard Southeast Asia President Matthew Driver discusses financial inclusion, technology’s role in breaking down the barriers and his company’s growth strategy in Asia. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin at the World Economic Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Source: Bloomberg)
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