The number of people filing first-time claims dropped by 10,000 last week from the week before, to 332,000, the Employment and Training Administration says.
That means claims continue to run at their lowest pace since January 2008. They've now fallen for three straight weeks.
The decision to embalm the body of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez so that it could be put on permanent display in the country's Museum of the Revolution was made too late, acting President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday in Caracas.
Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 1:57 pm
Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 8:10 am
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 12:48 pm
The Ohio River town of Steubenville is back in the national spotlight this week, as the rape trial of two high school football players has begun.
Inside the courthouse, a judge is considering whether a 16-year-old girl was so drunk last summer that she couldn't consent to sex — and whether the boys knew it.
But outside, the case continues to spur debate over teen drinking, sex, football culture and the ability of social media to amplify it all.
'They Don't Know Us'