U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rise; Economy Grows

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance payments rose by 17,000 to 361,000 in the week ended Dec. 15, Labor Department figures showed today. The U.S. economy grew at a 3.1 percent annual rate in the third quarter, according to Commerce Department figures released today in Washington. Betty Liu and Dominic Chu report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

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13:30 - Paul Galant, Verifone Systems chief executive officer, discusses the future of financial technology with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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