US DATA: Initial jobless claims +4k to 372k in Aug 18 employment
survey wk, higher than the 365k expectation and following a +2k revision
to the prev wk. Claims were at a level of 388k in July 14 survey wk. A
labor Dept analyst said there was nothing unusual in this weeks report.
The 4-wk moving avg +3,750 to 368,000 in Aug 18 wk, while continuing
claims +4k to 3.317 mln in Aug 11 week.