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How Did BlackBerry Do Everything Wrong?

Blackberry is near the end of an epic tumble, and the path it took from CrackBerry dominance to telecom afterthought bears the classic hallmarks of business implosions past.

Weekly Jobless Claims Dip to Near 5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, suggesting a strengthening in job gains in August after a slight pullback the prior month.

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to 5½ Year Low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5½ year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.

Unemployment Falls to 7.7% as Employers Get Back to Hiring

U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.