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U.S. employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December. U.S. employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December.
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent, but that reflected a surge in job seekers - a positive for growth. WASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. ...
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Trump tweets he's alone at White House waiting for Dems deal. Trump tweets he's alone at White House waiting for Dems deal.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have traded offers over the dollars, they remain far apart on the wall. The White House insists Trump will re...
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US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb. US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are mixed in morning trading Thursday as technology and health care companies rise. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are also climbing. Banks are falling, and smaller companies continue to lag their larger rivals. The European Central Bank said it will end its bond-buying economic stimulus program at the end of the year, but trimmed its foreca...
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CVS, Aetna say $69B deal to be finalized this week. CVS, Aetna say $69B deal to be finalized this week.
CVS Health and Aetna have received final state approval to compete its $69 billion merger and expect the deal to close this week, the companies said in a regulatory filing Monday. The companies said the deal could close “on or about” Nov. 28, according to the regulatory filings. CVS expected the transaction to be wrapped up before Thanksgiving, but last week the drugstore chain announced it ...
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Cutting them off: Owners ponder limits on alcohol at parties. Cutting them off: Owners ponder limits on alcohol at parties.
NEW YORK (AP) - The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their events alcohol-free or switching from a traditional cocktail party to activities including games and contests. Human resources consult...
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Global markets waver on worries over US-China trade dispute. Global markets waver on worries over US-China trade dispute.
SINGAPORE (AP) - Global shares were mixed Monday as European shares wavered following widespread losses for Asian benchmarks. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.1 percent to 7,084.73 while the CAC 40 in France edged less than 0.1 percent higher to 5,103.97. Germany’s DAX gained 0.1 percent to 11,524.98. Wall Street was positioned for slight losses. The Dow future contract fell 0.3 perc...
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Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment
Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016. In a letter to employees, chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking a "hard line" on inappropriate conduct. The letter was in response to a New York Times report that Android creator Andy Rubin received a $90m exit package despite facing misconduct allegations. A spokesman...
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Global markets in sell-off mode Global markets in sell-off mode
Global markets remained in sell-off mode on Friday, as investor worries sent shares in Asia, Europe and the US tumbling. The benchmark S&P 500 index in the US slid more than 1.7%, closing down almost 10% from its September high. The Dow Jones fell 1.2%, while the Nasdaq slumped more than 2%. The falls extended losses earlier in the month, fuelling concerns that sentiment is shifting as in...
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Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran
Facebook has uncovered and removed dozens of pages, accounts and groups linked to Iran that the firm says coordinated "inauthentic behaviour", targeting people in the US and UK. The affected posts focused on divisive topics such as race relations, opposition to President Donald Trump and immigration, it said. The social network revealed that it uncovered the activity a week ago. "We can't...
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Stock markets slide, with Wall Street set to drop again. Stock markets slide, with Wall Street set to drop again.
TOKYO (AP) - Global stock markets turned lower again on Friday, with Wall Street set to drop on the open, amid worries over corporate earnings, trade and the outlook for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 shed 2.3 percent to 4,917, while Germany’s DAX slipped 2 percent to 11,089. Britain’s FTSE 100 shed 1.4 percent to 6,906. U.S. shares were also set to slide, with Dow futures fall...
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