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Gold futures gained for a third session on Thursday as U.S. unemployment claims rose more than expected.
The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment fell in July to 6.8 percent.
New Jersey's unemployment rate edged down one-tenth of a percent in July to 6.5 percent, but still remains above the national average of 6.2 percent.
Minnesota has experienced a loss of 4,200 jobs in July but its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 4.5 percent.
Cavuto: Let's not try to force Congress to craft even more regulations that hurt U.S. business and other sectors.
Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Dow Chemical Co. fell $.16 or .3 percent, to $52.34.
Shares of some top banks companies are up at 1 p.m.: Bank of America Corp. rose $.03 or .2 percent, to $15.28.
Police are reviewing video footage and interviewing staff from a Utah restaurant where a woman drank sweet tea laced with an industrial cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat.
Federal investigators say they found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 crash that killed Micron CEO Steve Appleton.
An Illinois company is the latest to test whether private enterprise can help reduce invasive species by turning them into food.
Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to last week's water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.
Hedge Fund manager Dan Loeb acquired a large stake in Ally Financial during the second quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.
Attorneys representing Bernie Madoff's two sons are urging a bankruptcy judge to reject a lawsuit by the court-appointed trustee handling the convicted fraudster's former hedge fund firm.
Shares of OmniVision Technologies Inc. jumped Thursday after the company said it received a $1.64 billion takeover offer from a Chinese investment firm.
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped 3 cents this week.
The Massachusetts unemployment rate crept up to 5.6 percent last month even though the state added almost 14,000 new jobs.
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.
The U.S. stock market is rising modestly in midday trading following a batch of earnings and corporate news.