US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens

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Another increase in the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits the labor department says seven hundred seventy eight thousand Americans filed jobless claims last week up thirty thousand from the week before and the second straight weekly increase the spike in virus cases is triggering fear is that the economy could suffer a double dip recession as states and cities reimpose restrictions on businesses possibly leading to more layoffs consumer confidence weakened in November as a result of lowered expectations for the coming six months my camp in Washington

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