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Why a Recession Could Arrive Without a Yield Curve Warning
Investors may not be able to count on a once-reliable economic warning bell to ring before the next recession. Before every one of the past seven U.S.
Workers' wages up, but slower job growth worries financial markets  Washington Post
Jobs report eases concerns a recession might be nearing  The Detroit News
Northwest Herald  
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.
Sluggish jobs report raises questions about the direction of U.S. economy  Ames Tribune
Cause for optimism in so-so jobs report  Contra Costa Times
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.
Oil price falls in volatile trade ahead of key oil producer meeting  The Star Online
Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer
In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, photo, coal ash is removed from the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., to be transported by rail to a permanent site in Virginia.
Beneficial reuse is part of coal-ash cleanup  Salisbury Post
SC power plant to Duke: Buy our energy  Asheville Citizen-Times
Tech stocks plunge in US as patience for valuations ebbs
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The willingness of US stock investors to abide price-earnings ratios stretching into three and four digits came under pressure on Friday as the Nasdaq Composite Index fell to its lowest since October 2014.
Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014  Arab News
Technology Shares Plunge in U.S. as Patience for Valuations Ebbs  Bloomberg
Financial watchdog closes German unit of Canada's Maple Financial
FRANKFURT Feb 7 German financial watchdog Bafin on Sunday closed the German operations of Canada's Maple Financial on impending financial over-indebtedness.
Authorities Close German Unit of Canada's Maple Financial  New York Times
Germany shuts down German arm of Canada's Maple Bank  Business Standard
How much Obama's oil tax would add to the price of gasoline
It's obvious that a $10-a-barrel tax on oil would translate into higher prices for gasoline at the pump. But how much higher? The White House on Thursday said President Barack Obama will propose a $10-a-barrel tax on each barrel of oil to pay for clean ...
GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bid  Washington Post
Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, but GOP says it's 'dead ...  Los Angeles Times
Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant
BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation after an apparent overflow at the Indian Point nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at ...
New York officials to investigate leak at nuclear power plant  Fox News
Indian Point nuclear plant leak causes radioactivity in groundwater  CNN
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.
More Fed Criticism  Seeking Alpha
Fed Can Find Plenty of Positives in Details of Latest Jobs Report  Bloomberg