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U.S. employers add 178,000 jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. And the unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemploy...

U.S. employers add 178,000 jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. And the unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.

Charlie Hebdo on racks in Germany

BERLIN — The first German edition of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo arrived on newsstands Thursday, nearly two years after an attack on the publication’s headquarters in Paris killed top editors and contributors. The edition is a response to significant German interest in Charlie Hebdo after the attack, editors said this week.

Told Trump trade is vital, Hutchinson says

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told a few hundred Arkansas farmers Wednesday he had a "good conversation" Monday night with President-elect Donald Trump and helped make him aware of the importance to farmers of agricultural exports.

Lenders call on phone data for credit test

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers' creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations.

30 banks test well, gain Fed leeway

The Federal Reserve has given the green light to major banks in the U.S. to raise dividends and buy back shares, judging them to have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn.

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