Weekly U.S. applications rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000.
Iccreased demand for automobiles and other goods pushes spending up.
Fishing along the coast of the Northeast still employs hundreds, but every month those numbers fall.
Obama and fellow world leaders continue to size up the ramifications of last week's vote in the United Kingdom to exit to European Union.
Increased 0.4 percent
More cities constructing move-in ready buildings.
More than 15,000 job openings were posted in a recent one-month period for northwest Ohio, down about 1,000 from the prior month.
Growth is expected to rebound in the April-through-June period.
Many ready to become their own bosses after years of operating within a regimented chain of command.
Data on economy, housing market puts traders in buying mood.