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U.S. Stocks Near Unchanged as Oil Stabilizes

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U.S. stock indexes wobbled between slight gains and losses Thursday as oil prices stabilized.

U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits rose last week, though overall numbers remain consistent with steady job gains.

Oil Prices Come Off Recent Lows

Oil prices edged up but remained in bear market territory on lingering concerns about a global supply glut.

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Leading Economic Indicators Index Rises for Fifth Consecutive Month

A basket of economic indicators rose in May for the fifth consecutive month.

ECB to Build Eurozone Instant Payment System

The European Central Bank said it would build an instant-payment system spanning the entire eurozone that allows firms and citizens to transfer money in seconds, in an effort to boost financial integration across the 19-nation currency bloc.

Weak Job Prospects for Disabled Workers Show Labor Market Isn't Fully Healed

Last year, 301,000 fewer disabled Americans were in the labor force, compared with 2009.

EPA to Unveil Chemical Testing Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency will release new rules to clarify the agency's process of testing chemicals used in everyday products and other commerce, a matter of deep importance to manufacturers, consumers and environmental advocates.

Saudis Boxed In by Low Oil Prices

Saudi Arabia is searching for ways to shake crude-oil prices out of a slump that threatens its new crown prince's economic-transformation plan, Persian Gulf oil officials say, but the kingdom has few good options.

Brazil's Central Bank Lowers 2017 Inflation View

Brazil's central bank on Thursday lowered its inflation forecast for this year, reinforcing expectations that borrowing costs will keep falling.

Norway's Central Bank Keeps Key Policy Rate Unchanged on Soft Inflation

Norway's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged, as expected, and signaled that it is in no rush to raise rates in light of soft inflation, signs of strengthening economic growth and rising capacity utilization.

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June 22, 2017 11:16 ET (15:16 GMT)