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Unemployment rate lowest in 8 years
The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in January, hitting its lowest point in eight years, since February 2008.
Workers' wages up, but slower job growth worries financial markets  Washington Post
Sluggish jobs report raises questions about the direction of U.S. economy  Ames Tribune
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Oil falls in volatile trade ahead of key oil producer meeting
NEW YORK Oil prices ended the week lower in choppy trading on Friday, snapping two weeks of gains, as a frenzy of speculation about a possible deal between top oil producers clashed with concerns about a growing supply glut.
Oil price falls in volatile trade ahead of key oil producer meeting  The Star Online
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.
Technology Shares Plunge in U.S. as Patience for Valuations Ebbs  Bloomberg
Technology sell-off leads a rout in the Nasdaq  Washington Post
Market view of next US rate hike shifts into 2016 after jobs data
The U.S. Federal Reserve is increasingly likely to raise interest rates this year, traders bet on Friday, as a long-awaited surge in wages finally materialized and the unemployment rate dropped to an eight-year low.
Fed Can Find Plenty of Positives in Details of Latest Jobs Report  Bloomberg
USA interest rates unchanged  Thelakeandeswave
Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, but GOP says it's 'dead on arrival'
President Obama signs a year-end budget deal at the White House, funding government through September. President Obama signs a year-end budget deal at the White House, funding government through September.
Obama hails U.S. economy  Philly.com
Obama pushes clean energy  The Denver Post
New York officials to investigate leak at nuclear power plant
New York officials will investigate an upstate nuclear power plant after radioactive water leaked into the groundwater below the facility, the governor said Saturday.
New York State to Investigate Radioactive Groundwater at Indian Point  New York Times
New York orders probe after radioactive leak at reactor  Reuters
Oil production: A Slippery Issue
A worker on a rig near Midland, Texas, where shale oil extraction caused a boom. This boom spurred Saudi Arabia to maximize production, threatening to drive U.S.
U.S. should work with Iranian moderates  Foster's Daily Democrat
Oil Caps Weekly Drop as Persistent Glut Stymies Price Rally  Bloomberg
Chipotle-linked E. coli outbreak over: CDC
On its website, the CDC said the "two oubreaks appear to be over" since the most recent reported illness was December 1. The statistical report estimates that a total of 55 people in 11 states were infected during the first outbreak with twenty-one ...
CDC to close Chipotle E. coli investigation  Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)
CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over  Waterbury Republican American
Wall Street has finally learned an important lesson about Tesla
After hitting $240 on the last day of 2015, shares have lost one-third of their value. Something close to $10 billion in market cap has been erased.
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Struggles as Musk Steers Company Off Course  LearnBonds
Can You Guess 2015's Top-Selling Large Luxury Car in 2015 in the U.S.?  Motley Fool
Craft breweries show off their creations at Meadowlands beer expo
Tom Graves of Bolero Snort Brewery, the only Bergen County-based craft beer brewery, serves Richard Wall, lefts, and Annie Pantoja, right, with a sample brew at the beer festival at the Meadowlands Expo in Secaucus on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
Craft brewery's purchase stirs fear of Big Beer  Omaha World-Herald
Top 9: Put these beers on your Super Bowl menu  WCPO