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Wages Rise as US Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
Is the American worker finally getting a raise? After years of scant real gains despite steadily falling unemployment and healthy hiring, wages picked up significantly last month, a sign the job market could be tightening enough to force companies to ...
US labour market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low  Reuters
The big question: How long can our little-recovery-that-could keep chugging ...  Washington Post
Global stocks fall after US jobs report muddles Fed outlook
NEW YORK Global stock markets slumped and the U.S. dollar rallied on Friday after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the labor market and left investors with a muddled view on interest rate hike prospects.
Weak Jobs Report Sends Stocks Tumbling  Fortune
Gold retreats from 3-month high, as optimistic jobs report lifts dollar  Nasdaq
U.S. 10-Year Note Yield Closes at 10-Month Low; Two-Year Yield Rises
The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. government debt fell to a 10-month low Friday, extending a significant decline so far in 2016 amid strong demand for haven assets.
Treasury yields close at 10-month low as investors flee stocks for safer assets  MarketWatch
Bond Rally Defies Bear Pack as Record-Low Yields Keep on Coming  Bloomberg
China P2P investors face $7.6bn losses
When Wang Dehong saw the female boss of a Chinese online lender interviewed on state television CCTV, promising both safety and high returns, the stay-at-home mom thought she had found her ideal investment.
The Ezubao scam: A sign of deeper problems in China's financial system  World Socialist Web Site
Chinese company lived the high life -- until it all came crashing down  Los Angeles Times
Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014
The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014.
U.S. stocks plunge as NASDAQ crashes 3%, amid massive tech romp  Nasdaq
Technology sell-off leads a rout in the Nasdaq  Washington Post
What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears?
KIMBALL, W. Va. - To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Walmart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W. Va.
Walmart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America  Columbus Dispatch
Walmart Will Be Pumping Its Own Gas From Now On
H-E-B issues voluntary recall for ice cream flavor
Another Texas brand issued an ice cream recall, this time on a much smaller scale. H-E-B issued a voluntary recall for one of its Creamy Creations flavors: Caramel Pecan Turtle.
Texas, We're Almost Out Of Ice Cream  Texas Monthly (subscription)
HEB recalls Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream  Allentown Morning Call
Medicaid across US a matter of when, not if, says federal health chief
The 4 million new people who signed up for insurance on the federal exchange for 2016 are one of several signs the open enrollment period that ended Sunday was a success, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Friday ...
HHS head: Immigration reform would help reach universal health coverage  The Hill
Chinese-led investors plan to buy Chicago Stock Exchange
The Chicago Stock Exchange is being bought by an investor group led by a Chinese company. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, but first needs approval from the U.S.
In brief: Chinese group buying Chicago exchange  Houston Chronicle
Obscure Chinese Firm Dives Into $22 Trillion U.S. Market  Bloomberg
Wary response to report of Mattel, Hasbro merger
A report that Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. might seek a bigger toy box via a merger drew a cautious response Friday from investors and industry analysts.
Warning: Hasbro-Mattel Merger May Be Choking Hazard for Disney  Bloomberg
Get Ready for a Mattel, Inc. and Hasbro, Inc. Merger (MAT HAS)