U.S. Housing Starts Jump; Jobless Claims Fall

U.S. Housing Starts Jump; Jobless Claims Fall Play

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. 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, the lowest level since the period ended Jan. 19, 2008, Labor Department figures showed today. Betty Liu and Sara Eisen report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

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