|U.S. weekly jobless claims rose unexpectedly last week to 885,000. The number of first-time unemployment-benefits filers totaled 885,000 in the week ending Dec. 12, the most since the week of September 5th. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial claims to fall to 808,000.
Congress is now pushing through new legislation to aid individuals and businesses before year-end. The Congressional leaders on Wednesday closed in on a $900 billion package that would include direct payments to individuals. However, the measure would exclude liability protections for businesses as well as aid to state and local governments.
The Federal Reserve committed to continue buying bonds until the economy reaches full employment and inflation stays at 2%. With unemployment too high and inflation too low, it is expected that the Fed will be buying mortgage-backed-securities through 2021. Buying bonds and keeping rates low remain the main weapons for the Fed to help the economy return to normal.
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