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MarketWatch: The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits fell by 19,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, putting claims at the lowest level since May 2008.

…. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had projected that claims would rise to 390,000 in the week ended Dec. 10.

Jobless claims have fallen below 400,000 – a level historically associated with an improving labor market – in five of the past six weeks.

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USA Today: Nearly 2 million home care workers could qualify for federal wage and overtime protections under a rule being proposed today by the Obama administration.

The effort – the 18th initiative in Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign against Congress – would overcome legislative inertia and a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that upheld home care workers’ exclusion from wage-and-hour standards.

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TPM: … the chart Democrats really, really, really don’t want Republican primary voters to see.

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