U.S. jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 745,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving. Thursday's report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims rose by 9,000 from…

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