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US Economy Added 295000 Jobs in February, but Wages Continued to Lag
The economy gained fresh momentum last month as the Labor Department reported on Friday that employers added 295,000 workers in February, far exceeding expectations, and the unemployment rate took another dip.
US economy creates 295000 jobs in February  MSNBC
New jobs hit 295000: robust recovery, but too many Americans still on sidelines  Christian Science Monitor
Washington Post (blog)  
At long last, Dow gets a taste for Apple
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the storied Dow Jones industrial average .
iDow: Apple to join iconic Dow stock index  USA TODAY
Apple's Entry Will Help an Antiquated Dow Catch Up  New York Times
Dow plunges as jobs beat raises rate hike fears
Stocks are falling hard Friday as Wall Street fears a strong jobs report is likely to speed up the Federal Reserve's rate-hike timetable.
The New Jobs Report Shows Janet Yellen's Quandary in a Nutshell  New York Times
UPDATE 1-Jobs report clears way for Fed to flag June rate hike  Reuters
Texas unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in January
AUSTIN, Texas - The unemployment rate in Texas fell to 4.4 percent in January, marking the fifth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.
Texas Unemployment Drops To 4.4 Percent In January  CBS Local
Austin unemployment ticks slightly higher in January; Texas loses oil jobs  Austin Business Journal
Lockheed Martin's laser weapon destroyed a truck from a mile away within ...
Lockheed Martin announced on Thursday that a prototype for a new leaser weapon system had successfully destroyed the engine of a small truck "in a matter of seconds from more than a mile away.
Laser weapon blasts through truck  Fox News
Dynamite With a Laser Beam: Lockheed Unveils Weapon of the Future  Newsweek
Investors plan to build world's largest shopping mall in Miami
U.S.-based Triple Five, owner of Mall of America in Minnesota, plans to build what will probably be the largest shopping mall in the world in northwestern Miami-Dade County, press reports said Friday.
Get ready, shoppers: A new mall will be nation's biggest  CBS News
MOA Owners May Build Larger Mall In Miami  CBS Local
What the Federal Reserve was thinking during the 2009 crisis
By Justin Fox The complete transcripts of the Federal Reserve's 2009 policy deliberations, released on Wednesday, may be a treat for historians of the Great Recession.
Bank of America (BAC) Stock Rallying Today After Passing Fed Stress Test
Stress testing America's banks  The Economist
Mexico peso slides, hits 6-year low despite intervention
MEXICO CITY, March 6 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso tumbled on Friday despite central bank intervention, hitting a six-year low as investors fled emerging markets and fixed-income investors bet that higher interest rates are in store on both sides of the border.
Mexico's central bank auctions off $200M amid peso's slide
Mexico's Peso Falls Most in a Year, Sparks $200 Million Sale  Bloomberg
MarketsRig count fall accelerates in 13th week of decline
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the US fell by 64 in the week to March 6, clocking the 13th consecutive weekly decline. There were 922 rigs drilling for oil in the US - the lowest level since April 2011, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes, ...
Baker Hughes VP William D. Marsh Sells 4485 Shares (BHI)  sleekmoney
Oil pares losses briefly after US rig count lowest since April 2011  Reuters Africa
Debt fight looms as Obama about to face new limit
The Obama administration officially informed Congress on Friday that it will begin to bump up against the debt limit in little more than a week, starting the clock on the next debt showdown.
Another cliff looming for Congress?  WTMA
Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit  Montana Standard