Jobless claims are up, but durable goods orders are, too

It’s not easy to figure out exactly which way this economy’s headed. That’s a theme we’ve returned to a couple of times recently on “Marketplace” when we’ve gotten apparently contradictory economic data points, like we did today. In the maybe-not-such-good-news column: First-time unemployment claims shot up to 240,000 — that’s 17,000 […]