Jobless claims surge and housing starts tumble (Reuters)

Monty McCleskes fills out an application form at a job fair organized by The News-Press newspaper in Estero, Florida in this January 14, 2009 file photo. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)Reuters – The number of U.S. workers lining up for state jobless benefits surged last week and home building slumped to a record low in December, data showed on Thursday, as the economy’s downward spiral accelerated.

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