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  • U.S. employers add 209,000 jobs, unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    U.S. employers add 209,000 jobs, unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.
    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery....
  • Global markets untroubled by world's chaos

    The world feels especially scary lately. There has been mayhem in the Middle East, Russia seems on the verge of becoming a rogue state, violence in Central America is driving children to make the harrowing trek to the U.S. border, and much of Asia is...
  • Fed's Fisher sees 'significantly' earlier rate hike

    (Reuters) - Stronger U.S. economic data on jobs and inflation have moved the Federal Reserve significantly closer to its first rate hike, making it "very possible" early next year, a top U.S. central bank official said on Friday. "It would seem to me,...
  • Fed should not let economy overheat, Fisher tells CNBC

    (Reuters) - It would be dangerous for the Federal Reserve to allow the economy to overheat in order to push unemployment down further and faster, a top Fed official said on Friday. "I don't buy that argument that we should for example run an...
  • Senate committee approves Treasury undersecretary nominee

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate committee has approved the Obama administration's nominee for the Treasury's top post for international affairs, clearing the way for a final vote in the full Senate. The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously to...
  • Dollar pauses near 10-month high ahead of U.S. jobs data

    SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Dollar bulls took a breather on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year. The dollar index was...
  • Dow drop: Good news at home could be to blame

    Dow drop: Good news at home could be to blame
    Believers in Goldilocks took a bite full of economic and stock market news Thursday that was too hot to swallow. Lately, investors have been lulled by the Goldilocks principle — nothing too hot or too cold. The stock market has continued rising...
  • China's factories spring to life as global trade reawakens

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Activity in China's vast factory sector expanded at the fastest pace in 27 months in July, while industry surveys across Asia showed a pick up in export orders that hinted at a long-awaited revival in global trade. China's official...
  • U.S. auto sales party seen increasingly dependent on easy money

    DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. auto industry hasn't appeared so healthy for years. Sales hit an eight-year high in June, there appears to be plenty of pent-up demand, and discounting is far from getting out of hand. New plants and production lines are being...
  • Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

    Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'
    Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one. Apparently upset about his demotion, DeFrances,...
  • Asia taken aback by Wall St swoon, pins hopes on China

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares stumbled on Friday after a month-end swoon on Wall Street, though some were hoping China would offer better news on manufacturing and help steady investor sentiment. The Chinese surveys on industrial activity come in two...
  • U.S. dollar bulls in control as delayed rally gathers pace

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-predicted dollar rally appears at last to be taking hold, with the greenback ending July with its best monthly performance in 17 months and investors positioning for the first post-crisis U.S. interest rate increase. The...