As Twinkies Die, BLS Finds a Sharp Rise in Post-Election Jobless Claims

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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the closing of Hostess Brands because of a moronic union strike, a plan by Denny’s to hike prices to pay for Obamacare and a surprisingly sharp rise in jobless claims in the week after the election.


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Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

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