The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market. Under the new health law, ... more 
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market. Under the new health law, members of Congress and some of their aides may have to pay more for their health coverage and buy it from new online health insurance marketplaces -- a reality that is triggering strong reactions on Capitol Hill. U.S. manufacturing grew in July at its quickest pace in four months, as output and new orders increased and firms took on more workers, an industry report showed. less 
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