US unemployment figures slow FTSE

Press Association
London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange

A rise in US jobless claims has put the brakes on the FTSE 100 Index after Wall Street opened deep in the red.

Figures showing a slight rise in those seeking unemployment benefits sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average around 80 points lower, reversing earlier optimism about hopes of stimulus measures to help the world's two largest economies.
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