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Reuters - Business Today: Jobless claims hold steady at 4-year low

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Stock futures higher after claims data NEW YORK (Reuters) - S&P 500 stock index futures pared gains but recovered quickly on Thursday after a report showed new U.S. claims for unemployment benefits were unchanged last week, holding at the lowest level since the early days of the 2007-2009 recession. Jobless claims hold steady at 4-year low WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits were unchanged last week, holding at the lowest level since the early days of the 2007-2009 recession and giving a fresh sign the battered labor market is healing. Greece readies debt swap under bailout deal ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's parliament was expected to endorse a debt swap with private bondholders on Thursday that forms the core of its 130-billion-euro bailout, despite new protests against tough budget cuts demanded in retu