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January 24, 2014

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Jobless Claims Likely To Rise

Here’s today’s ‘Just A Minute’ bringing you a 60 second summary of what’s happening in the financial markets: Main Trading Event Of The Day:  USD Unemployment Claims @ 12.30 GMT WHAT WE’RE WATCHING TODAY Jobless Claims Likely To Rise Data showing the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is likely to show a slight gain in the latest weekly data. Forecasts reveal that weekly initial claims for regular state unemployment-insurance benefits will rise to 315,000 in the week that ended April 12, which is slightly up on 300,000 for the prior week. Some seasonal volatility may have accounted for last week's drop in jobless claims to 300k which was the lowest level since May 2007, although layoffs are trending lower and hiring is gaining some momentum after being held back by the severe weather. The U.S. Labor Department will release...

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