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Why doesn't 4.9% unemployment feel great?
The U.S. unemployment rate just fell below 5% for the first time since 2008. Normally, this would merit a celebration. But these aren't normal times.
Workers' wages up, but slower job growth worries financial markets  Washington Post
Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing  Alton Telegraph
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 budget calls for doubling clean energy research funding  USA TODAY
Obama Seeks $12.8 Billion to Expand Clean-Energy Research  Bloomberg
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.
Stocks fall after US jobs report muddles Fed outlook  Hindu Business Line
So this is what 'full employment' looks like?
Life without Walmart – Small towns struggle to cope
Life without Walmart - Small towns struggle to cope The loss of a Walmart in a small town could effectively mean the death of a town.
What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears?  Washington Post
Walmart's closures leave gaping voids in small-town America  Worcester Telegram
H-E-B recalls ice cream due to possible wood slivers
H-E-B recalls ice cream due to possible wood slivers Texas supermarket chain H-E-B announced Thursday a voluntary recall of one of its Creamy Creations ice cream flavors.
H-E-B issues voluntary recall  Odessa American
HEB Ice Cream Recalled for Possible Foreign Material  Food Poisoning Bulletin
Nasdaq hits 15-month low in Friday freefall
Wall Street's short winning streak came to a brutal end Friday as a disappointing jobs report sent stocks skidding and the Nasdaq composite to its lowest level in more than 15 months.
The January Jobs Report Does Not Ensure A March Rate Hike  ValueWalk
Dow Jones Industrial Average Tumbles 211 Points After Mixed Jobs Report  Money Morning
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.
Russia's Gazprombank Ready to Boost Cooperation With Venezuelan Oil Company  Cops 2.0
One Sentence Sums Up Venezuela's INSANE Economic Collapse  Daily Caller
Dollar Surges as Wage Gain Supports Case for Fed Rate Increases
The dollar rebounded from a three-month low against the euro after a U.S. employment report showed wage growth that exceeded estimates, bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates this year.
Conflicting Economic Indicators Challenge Fed's Policy Makers  New York Times
Dollar and US yields rise, stocks fall after jobs report keeps Fed hike alive  Reuters
Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant
BUCHANAN, N.Y. - An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.
New York orders probe after radioactive leak at reactor  Reuters
New York investigates radioactive leak at Indian Point nuclear plant  Fox News Latino
Get your wings going before Super Bowl
Even if you don't follow football, odds are you'll probably celebrate Super Bowl 50 Sunday in some fashion, even if it's just watching the commercials and halftime shows.
Kansas: Norovirus confirmed in Buffalo Wild Wings investigation  Outbreak News Today
Wedbush Research Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)  Daily Political