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Sun, Dec 8th, 2019
France braces for even worse travel woes, govt seeks answers

PARIS (AP) — France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of . French President Emmanuel Macron convened...

Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which...

China's trade with US sinks in November amid tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States sank again in November as negotiators worked on the first stage of a possible deal to end a tariff war.

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockades and train...

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

LONDON (AP) — The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government...

Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people...

Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts.

'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States and...

US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s suggests that at least some have found a way to do so....

WMT : 119.78 (+0.94%)
TGT : 125.03 (+0.28%)
BAC : 33.67 (+1.75%)
S&P notches weekly gain as jobs growth blows past forecasts

A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report put investors in a buying mood Friday, driving stocks on Wall Street broadly higher and extending the market’s winning streak to a third day.

UBER : 27.86 (-2.76%)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Major stock indexes ended a choppy week with solid gains after the government reported that hiring in the U.S. jumped last month to the highest level since January. Companies that stand to benefit the...

Markets Right Now: Hiring gains send stock indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Correction: NerdWallet-These Employers Pay story

In a story Nov. 14 about companies’ student loan repayment help, The Associated Press — in an article supplied by the personal finance website NerdWallet — reported erroneously what Raytheon employees...

RTN : 217.21 (+1.08%)
Amazon says delivery times back to normal after delays

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Friday that it's back to delivering its packages on time after bad weather and a rush of orders caused some delays earlier in the week.

Economic adviser: China wants to keep negotiating with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's economic adviser said Friday that he doesn't think China is slow-walking trade talks with the United States to see whether Trump is reelected next year.

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions.

Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France

PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's...

US employers add robust 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

WASHINGTON (AP) — US employers add robust 266,000 jobs in November; unemployment falls to 50-year low of 3.5%.

Stocks advance as investors eyes jobs report, trade talks

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this...

UAL : 88.58 (+0.82%)
US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even as the Trump administration’s trade conflicts...

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