“This jobs report paves the way for Fed rate hikes,” said Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics. “It also tops off a recent run of continually positive economic data.”
The Post reports Herren responded to a Facebook post praising the first lady with the comment, “Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!”
Mattis, 66, is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as commander of the U.S. Central Command, responsible for directing America’s wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan
Farmers who lease the land from the county will be allowed to plant such crops next year but will have to stop using the public land for GMO corn by the end of 2019
THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid rose by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000. The less-volatile four-week average ticked up 500 to 251,500. The overall number of people collecting unemployment checks was 2.08 million, down more than 5 percent from a year earlier.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow gained 67 points, or 0.4 percent, to 19,190 as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern time, above the record it set last week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell a fraction to 2,197. The Nasdaq composite fell 16 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,3047 as technology companies like Facebook and Yahoo slipped.
Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan rose to 4.08 percent from 4.03 percent the previous week. The benchmark rate topped its 3.93 percent level of a year ago.
General Motors’ sales jumped 10 percent over last November, while Toyota’s sales were up 4 percent. Nissan’s sales rose 7.5 percent.
Construction spending rose 0.5 percent in October following no change in September, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.