Thursday, April 14, 2011


Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise - Reuters

New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, bouncing back above the key 400,000 level, a government report showed on Thursday.

• China FX reserves soar past $3 trillion- Reuters

• In financial crisis, no prosecutions of top figures- NYTimes

From NPR

American families need to earn at least $68,000 a year to achieve basic economic security, a new report says. That's more than three times higher than the national poverty level. Child care can top rent as the biggest household expense.

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