Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week, but the previous week’s number was revised upward significantly, with claims breaching the 250,000 level in back-to-back weeks for the first time in more than eight months.

Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 23 declined by 5,000 to 256,000 from the previous week’s 261,000, the Labor Department

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Albertsons Companies Accepts EBT Payments Online for SNAP

BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) today announced that it has deployed a new online service for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) recipients at Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, and Pavilions stores across the country. The integration of EBT services enables SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers to use their benefits when purchasing groceries online via Albertsons Cos.’ websites and

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