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Instant View: U.S. jobs growth at seven-month low in April

(Reuters) - The U.S. economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April and Americans dropped out of the labor force in droves, signs of weakness that cast doubts on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year. It does show businesses are more concerned about the economic outlook.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:55:00 -0400
Traders bet Fed won't raise interest rates until 2017

(Reuters) - Traders of futures tied to the Federal Reserve's benchmark policy rate on Friday pushed bets on the Fed's next interest-rate hike into next year, after the U.S. government reported fewer job gains last month than expected.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:55:00 -0400
Markets Right Now: Soft US jobs report weighs on stocks

Markets Right Now: Soft US jobs report weighs on stocksThe Latest on Financial Markets (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Weaker than expected U.S. jobs figures kept the pressure on European stock markets as well as predictions over Wall Street's open. News that ...

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:54:58 -0400
Helicopters, trucks set to remove thousands north of Canadian wildfire

A Mountie surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray AlbertaBy Rod Nickel and Liz Hampton CONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE (Reuters) - Canada's government sent trucks and helicopters on Friday to safely remove thousands of evacuees stranded north of a wildfire that ravaged nearly a quarter million acres around the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The out-of-control wildfire has consumed entire neighborhoods in Fort McMurray, forcing 88,000 to evacuate, and threatened two oil sands sites south of the city. While the main fire have turned southeast, away from town, parts of Fort McMurray were still burning.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:50:45 -0400
The Latest: Trump says Britain 'better off without' EU

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., talks with a supporter during a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., during Johnsons U.S. Senate campaign kickoff tour Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Burlington, Wis. (Gregory Shaver/The Journal Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:49:41 -0400
U.S. payrolls gain in April smallest in seven months

Job applicant Rose is interviewed at a "Hiring Our Heroes" military job fair in WashingtonThe U.S. economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April and Americans dropped out of the labor force in droves, signs of weakness that cast doubts on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 160,000 jobs last month as construction employment barely rose and the retail sector shed jobs, the Labor Department said on Friday. Employers added 19,000 fewer jobs in February and March than previously reported.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:48:44 -0400
Egypt official blames 'Tom and Jerry' for spreading violence

CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated "Tom and Jerry" series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:47:17 -0400
Murray beats Berdych to reach Madrid Open semifinals

Andy Murray from Britain serves against Tomas Berdych from Czech Republic, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 6, 2016. Murray won 6-3 and 6-2. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID (AP) Playing on clay and under a closed roof, Andy Murray did just fine.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:46:42 -0400
Colton Haynes: 'Terminal anxiety' led to 'Teen Wolf' break

FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, Colton Haynes arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest "Arrow" and "The Flash" panel held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Haynes told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday, May 5, 2016, that terminal anxiety is what prompted him to take a break from television. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Former "Teen Wolf" star Colton Haynes says "terminal anxiety" is what prompted him to take a break from television.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:43:54 -0400
The Latest: France wants inquiry into Syrian camp strikes

BEIRUT (AP) The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:39:57 -0400
Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

A wildfire flares up near Fort McMurray, Canada, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from the wildfire raging in Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:38:07 -0400
Female coach leads champion men's team in Hong Kong

Eastern Sports Club head coach Chan Yuen-ting, laughs during a training session in Hong Kong, Friday, May 6, 2016. Chan has became the first woman in the world to coach a top-division men's team to a national championship. Chan, 27, led Eastern Sports Club to the Hong Kong Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) At age 27, Chan Yuen-ting is younger than several of the players she coaches at Eastern Sports Club yet she has already secured a unique place for herself in soccer history by becoming the first woman to lead a men's team to a top-division national championship.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:37:49 -0400
Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits at a table with Pope Francis during their private meeting at the Vatican, Friday, May 6, 2016. Merkel is in Italy to attend a ceremony at the Vatican to give Pope Francis the International Charlemagne Prize for his message of tolerance, solidarity and encouragement. (Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday bemoaned that the continent's people "are tempted to yield to our own selfish interests and to consider putting up fences."

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:35:54 -0400
Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Protesters from communist-affiliated party PAME chant anti austerity slogans during a protest in central Athens, on Friday, May 6, 2016 . Services have ground to a halt in Greece as workers start a three-day general strike protesting new bailout austerity measures they say will further decimate incomes, in a sign of growing discontent with the left-led coalition government.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:26:37 -0400
UK lawmaker appoints Philip Green's former foes to help in BHS probe

CEO Philip Green of Britain's retail clothing store Topshop poses before opening the chain's New York flagship storeThe chairman of a British lawmakers committee has risked ratcheting up a row with retail tycoon Philip Green by recommending the appointment of two former adversaries of Green as advisors on an inquiry into the collapse of department store BHS. BHS was placed into administration, a form of creditor protection, by owner Retail Acquisitions on April 25, putting the 88-year-old retailer at risk of disappearing from British shopping streets and jeopardizing 11,000 jobs. Frank Field, the opposition Labour lawmaker who chairs parliament's Work and Pensions Committee, said on Friday he intended to recommend the appointment of David Norgrove as a senior specialist adviser to the committees probe into pension regulation and the BHS pension fund, which has a 571 million pound deficit.

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:26:24 -0400
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