Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise 4,000 to 372,000

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits climbed last week to a one-month high, showing little progress in the labor market. Jobless claims rose by 4,000 for a second week to reach 372,000 in the period ended Aug. 18, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Deidre Bolton, Dominic Chu and Sara Eisen report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)
Japan Consumer Spending Stalls: Is This a Warning Signal?
16:10 - Japan’s retail sales fell in March the most since 1998, cutting against central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda’s view that cheaper energy will give a boost to the world’s third-biggest economy. Bloomberg's Shery Ahn reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
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