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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Bricklin Dwyer
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 23,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a level consistent with solid job growth.
More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, suggesting hiring remains sluggish.
"The underlying story in jobless claims continues to be one of gradual improvement," Bricklin Dwyer, an economist at BNP Paribas, wrote in a research report.
Bricklin Dwyer, an economist at BNP Paribas, said the uncertainty "has left businesses unwilling to invest."