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NEW YORK (AP) — The coming Broadway season has something for everyone — a musical by Sting, a magician-filled SUV, the incomparable Hugh Jackman, the equally regal Helen Mirren, a musical set in a funeral parlor and not one, but two Gyllenhaals. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2014-15 season:
New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits fell last week, fresh evidence of improvement in the jobs market, official data released Thursday showed. Initial jobless claims fell to 298,000 in the week ending August 23, a decline of 1,000 from the previous week's revised 299,000, the Labor Department said. The level of jobless claims has been below 300,000 in four of the past six weeks. The economy added 209,000 jobs, leaving the average number of jobs growth per month at 223,000 jobs this year.