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Initial U.S. jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 243,000 in the first week of October to mark the lowest level in six weeks. And the number of people collecting benefits is the lowest since 1973. See full story.
Trump’s comments about stock gains reducing debt aren’t as crazy as they sound
President Donald Trump went on his second-favorite television show, Hannity, and discussed one of his favorite topics, the stock market. See full story.
Bitcoin’s on a tear above $5,000 — and these tech giants could spur it higher
It’s a big day for bitcoin faithful out there, as it’s cruising past $5,000 as we speak. There’s more where that came from says our call of the day. And it’s all down to big tech names. See full story.
5 reasons Trump will tell Yellen: ‘You’re fired! (and 5 reasons he won’t)
Caroline Baum offers five reasons Donald Trump will offer Janet Yellen another term as Fed chair, and five reasons he won’t. See full story.
Five things to do when every investment is too expensive
Here’s practical advice for investors who worry about a frothy market for stock and bonds. See full story.
MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE
A few strategies, such as knowing when to buy and how to negotiate, can help cut the pain of the purchase. See full story.