U.S. Unemployment Claims Top 300,000; Record Closes Continue
The Dow Jones and S&P 500 set new closing highs the day before the U.S. stock market will be closed for Thanksgiving. U.S. unemployment benefit claims jumped up above 300,00 for the first time in almost three months. The biggest shopping day of the year is quickly approaching. More stores than ever are opening on Thanksgiving this year, but many shoppers won't be heading out on Thursday. There are nearly 100 petitions on change.org requesting retailers to close on Thanksgiving to give the retail employees the day off.