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The holiday shopping season is what's really spooky today

Oct 31, 2013
Economists are worried about consumers' moods as we head toward the end of the year.

Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000

Oct 3, 2013
Weekly jobless claims rose slightly, but still a bit lower than expected.

Unemployment applications near 6 year low

Sep 26, 2013
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level last week since June 2007.

Unemployment claims fell last week -- but there's a catch

Sep 12, 2013
The trend is in the right direction, but the statistic won't dominate in the markets.

Some positive news leading up to Friday's jobs numbers

Sep 5, 2013
Less people filed for unemployment over the last week. But layoff announcements went up.

Second quarter GDP revised upward

Aug 29, 2013
There's news today U.S. economy was surprisingly strong -- once upon a time.

Retail earnings disappoint on slow economic recovery

Aug 15, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.

Consumer spending is up, will the economy follow?

Jun 27, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses why she thinks the latest upbeat data don't add up to a strong economy.