U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Up Slightly To 372,000
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rose by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 in the week ended Aug. 18, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to 372,000 last week from an upwardly revised 368,000 the week prior, underscoring continued weakness in the labor market recovery.
GlaxoSmithKline Starts Phase III Program Of Sirukumab In Arthritis
Drug group GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK.LN) Thursday announced that as part of its collaboration with Janssen Biologics, the Phase III program evaluating sirukumab, a human anti-interleukin monoclonal antibody in the treatment of patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, has
LONDON MARKETS: FTSE Rises In Wake Of Fed Minutes
U.K. stocks advanced on Thursday, tracking European markets, while investors focused on the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting the day before, hoping for more stimulus from the agency.
Supreme Court Case Could Curb Debt Collection Lawsuits
Fearing that the legal playing field could be tilted against consumers, a group of federal and private consumer agencies have filed briefs in a U.S. Supreme Court case that threatens to shift the cost of a lawsuit to consumers in debt collection cases.
NCPA Rejects Credit Card Transaction Fee Settlement
Pharmacists joined convenience store owners, co-op operators, and Walmart in rejecting a proposed $7.25 billion settlement over credit card transaction fees.
Broke, Sued for Debt and Harassed by Collectors
What you owe to debt collectors can quickly spiral when you add court and legal fees, making it that much hard for debtors.
Study: Most Prepaid Cards Live a Short Life
Don't look for prepaid cards to replace checking accounts anytime soon. While the cards can work as a stand-in for traditional bank accounts, a new study finds most cards are short-lived.
PTT Exploration Delays $3 Billion Fund-Raising Plan
Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP.TH) is unlikely to complete its $3 billion recapitalization by October as intended because some shareholders want more time to consider the plan, but it aims to complete the fund-raising by the end of this year, Chief Executive Tevin Vongvanich
Ping An Insurance 1st Half Net Profit up 9.4% at CNY13.96 Billion
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. (2318.HK) said in a statement Thursday that first-half net profit rose 9.4% from a year earlier, helped by higher revenue from its banking operations.