Weekly U.S. jobless claims drop to 355K

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market.

**FILE** Nicholas Briganti (center), governor of the New York Stock Exchange, works with traders on the floor of the Exchange on April 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

**FILE** Nicholas Briganti (center), governor of the New York Stock Exchange, works with traders on the floor of the Exchange on April 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

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