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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
Helicopters, trucks set to remove thousands north of Canadian wildfire
By 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.
The Latest: Trump says Britain 'better off without' EU
U.S. payrolls gain in April smallest in seven months
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. 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.
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
Colton Haynes: 'Terminal anxiety' led to 'Teen Wolf' break
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
Female coach leads champion men's team in Hong Kong
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.
Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize
Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike
UK lawmaker appoints Philip Green's former foes to help in BHS probe
The 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.