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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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Saudi, Venezuela Oil Ministers Hold 'Successful' Talks on Market
Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he held “successful” talks with his Venezuelan counterpart about ways of cooperating to stabilize the crude market, without saying what steps producers should take to shore up prices.
Saudi, Venezuela Meeting Ends With No Oil-Production Agreement  Wall Street Journal
Saudi, Venezuela talk of OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation to stabilize oil market: SPA  Reuters
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
Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014
NEW YORK: 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.
Tech stocks plunge in US as patience for valuations ebbs  MENAFN.COM
Technology Shares Plunge in U.S. as Patience for Valuations Ebbs  Bloomberg
Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car.
High-speed rail agency says construction costs under scrutiny, control  Fresno Bee
Bullet-train foes railroaded at legislative hearing  OCRegister
Driven by power outages and savings, towns look to microgrid
In this Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, photo, Nassau Town Supervisor David Fleming poses at the town landfill in Nassau, N.Y. The town proposes to be off the grid and to power its six buildings with solar, wind power and other renewable resources by 2020.
An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days ...  Greenfield Daily Reporter
This is the big problem Obama's $10 per barrel tax on oil
REUTERS/Jason ReedU.S. President Barack Obama walks past a pumpjack on his way to deliver remarks on energy independence at Maljamar Cooperative Association Unit in New Mexico, March 21, 2012.
Obama Wants $12.8 Billion for 'Clean-Energy Research'  Newsmax
GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bid  Washington Post
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 ...
Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant  Times Herald-Record
New York officials to investigate leak at nuclear power plant  Fox News
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
US Fed keeps rates unchanged as global economy weakens  We Up It
Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer
EDEN, N.C. (AP) - Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest ...
Breaking News: Nice Things Cost Money, If You Want Them Be Prepared To Pay ...  Forbes