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  • Corporate recruiters (R) gesture and shake hands as they talk with job seekers at a Hire Our Heroes job fair targeting unemployed military veterans and sponsored by the Cable Show, a cable television industry trade show in Washington, June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo                      GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE    SEARCH BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 10 OCT FOR ALL IMAGES - RTSRJ2F
    December 2, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the unemployment rate in November hit a nine-year low, dropping to 4.6 percent, as 178,000 new jobs were added and many people stopped looking for work. Also, House lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a nearly $619 billion bipartisan defense bill that would give troops their biggest pay raise since 2010 and prohibit the Pentagon from closing bases or the Guantanamo Bay prison. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama holds a press conference at the conclusion of the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru November 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSSJJJ
    November 22, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentences of another 79 federal offenders, taking him over the 1,000 mark. The White House says that’s more than the past 11 chief executives combined. Also, a federal judge in Texas blocked a rule that would make more than 4 million workers eligible for overtime pay. The U.S. Labor Department regulation was set to start Dec. 1. Continue reading

  • A campaign sign supporting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is seen in a demonstration area near Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSSJ8O
    November 21, 2016  

    As the parading of possible cabinet members by President-elect Donald Trump continues, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg Politics and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times speak with Judy Woodruff about what we know about Mr. Trump’s agenda, plus a new video laying out his priorities for his first 100 days. Continue reading

  • People wait in line to enter the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York October 7, 2014.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo - RTSQ0L0
    November 4, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a net 161,000 jobs in October, dipping the unemployment rate a tenth of a percent to 4.9. Also, there are guilty verdicts in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal. A federal jury convicted Christie’s former aides of shutting down parts of a major bridge to punish a political opponent. Continue reading

  • October 22, 2013  

    Employment data for the month of September was finally released after being delayed for weeks by the shutdown. The numbers reflect a month of disappointing growth with little change in unemployment and fewer jobs created than expected. Economic correspondent Paul Solman looks at what it means for the nation’s economic recovery. Continue reading