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Jobless claims fall to lowest level since early 2006

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Joshua Lott People attend a job fair in Detroit, Michigan March 1, 2014. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a rise to 308,000.
Jul 24, 2014

U.S. jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jul 24, 2014

U.S. employment up by more than 200,000 jobs in each of the last 5 months, a stretch not seen since late 1990s reut.rs/1AbEZV5

Jul 24, 2014

Jobless claims fall to lowest level since early 2006; employment up by more than 200k jobs in each of last 5 months reut.rs/WFzuyN

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Hershey warns of sticker shock from chocolate price hike

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Joshua Lott Hershey's candy bars are displayed at a gas station in Phoenix, Arizona October 27, 2011. President and CEO John Bilbrey said the 120-year-old maker of Hershey Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups will be particularly alert to any reduction in sales caused by the increase, which averaged 8 percent, among low income consumers.
Jul 24, 2014

A life without chocolate is...bitter life reut.rs/WG7tr3 "U.S. demand for chocolate has declined annually since 2006."

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At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly 1 of 17. A Palestinian mother comforts her child in a hospital a few hundred meters from where medics said Israeli shelling hit a U.N-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees, in Beit Hanoun the northern Gaza Strip July 24, 2014.
Jul 25, 2014

RT “@sheikhNB: Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800 reut.rs/1jYlSJi via @reuters”

Jul 25, 2014

Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800 reut.rs/1jYlSJi with @NidalAl via @Reuters

Jul 24, 2014

Reuters: "Shelling of #Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800" reut.rs/1jYlSJi via @reuters

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IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension: document

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its headquarters during a board of governors meeting in Vienna November 28, 2013. The request was made in a note to member states of the U.N.
Jul 25, 2014

Ha, economic opportunism? MT @ReutersIran: IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension:document reut.rs/1rgr4XI

Jul 25, 2014

RT @ReutersIran: IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension: document bit.ly/1rESXfK

Special Report: Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee/Files 1 of 2. Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang reacts as he attends the Hebei delegation discussion sessions at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this October 16, 2007 file photo.
Jul 25, 2014

Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins: reuters.com/article/2014/0… … On the fall of Zhou Yongkang & CNPC cronies h/t @hofrench

Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Aly Song Security guards stand inside the Husi Food factory in Shanghai July 23, 2014. Wang Donglai, who worked at Shanghai Husi Food from 2007 to 2013, sought around 38,000 yuan ($6,100) in compensation for damage to his health from exposure to chlorine used as a cleaning agent by the meat processor.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @JeanYoon: Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jul 25, 2014

Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jul 24, 2014

From Reuters: OSI's China unit faced claims last year over unethical work practices reut.rs/1nFlgsW

Jul 24, 2014

RT @ReutersChina: Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices reut.rs/1nz1td9

Jul 24, 2014

RT @Reuters: Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices reut.rs/1nFlgsW

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Inside Xi Jinping's purge of China's oil mandarins

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee/Files 1 of 2. Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang reacts as he attends the Hebei delegation discussion sessions at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this October 16, 2007 file photo.

Geopolitical crises help push German business morale to lowest since October

uk.reuters.com — BERLIN (Reuters) - German business sentiment fell to its lowest level in nine months in July in a sign that firms in Europe's largest economy are worried about the crises in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza.
Jul 25, 2014

Geopolitical crises help push German business morale to lowest since October reut.rs/1pQneDM via @reuters #ifo

When rains cause a mess

in.reuters.com — The much-awaited monsoon rains can sometimes cause hardships.