U.S. jobless claims tick down; consumer confidence improves

02/7/2013 | CNNMoney · Bloomberg

The slow hiring pattern in the U.S. continued last week as reflected in a small decline in the number of Americans filing initial claims for jobless benefits. Consumer confidence, however, picked up during the week for the first uptick since higher payroll taxes came into effect at the beginning of the year, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.

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