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There's a new sign of strength in the job market and one of the country's biggest theater chains reaches a deal with Disney. Here's the Thursday Bloomberg After The Bell Report from the New York Stock Exchange.
Mortgage rates fell for a fourth week and a deal was announced in the housing information industry. CoreLogic is buying Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes for $6 million in an effort to add to its real estate data. Both services will continue to produce separate monthly home-price reports.
Initial weekly jobless claims fell to a six-week low. Claims decreased by 16,000, more than economists had forecast. The number of people continuing to collect unemployment fell by 93,000 to three million, the lowest in nearly five years. That report, along with strong corporate earnings, sent stocks higher on the day.
A dispute that delayed ticket sales of the new Iron Man movie has been settled. AMC, the second largest cinema chain the country, has settled a battle with Disney over revenue-sharing on "Iron Man 3." The disagreement postponed AMC's advance ticket sales of the movie, which opens next Friday.