Rupkey on U.S. Housing Starts, Jobless Claims

Rupkey on U.S. Housing Starts, Jobless Claims Play

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, discusses U.S. housing starts and initial jobless claims data released today. Housing starts climbed 12.1 percent last month to a 954,000 annual rate, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. Applications for jobless benefits decreased by 37,000 to 335,000 in the week ended Jan. 12, Labor Department figures showed. (Source: Bloomberg)

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