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Wages Rise as US Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
Is the American worker finally getting a raise? After years of scant real gains despite steadily falling unemployment and healthy hiring, wages picked up significantly last month, a sign the job market could be tightening enough to force companies to ...
US labour market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low  Reuters
The big question: How long can our little-recovery-that-could keep chugging ...  Washington Post
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.
Weak Jobs Report Sends Stocks Tumbling  Fortune
Gold retreats from 3-month high, as optimistic jobs report lifts dollar  Nasdaq
U.S. 10-Year Note Yield Closes at 10-Month Low; Two-Year Yield Rises
The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. government debt fell to a 10-month low Friday, extending a significant decline so far in 2016 amid strong demand for haven assets.
Treasury yields close at 10-month low as investors flee stocks for safer assets  MarketWatch
Bond Rally Defies Bear Pack as Record-Low Yields Keep on Coming  Bloomberg
China P2P investors face $7.6bn losses
When Wang Dehong saw the female boss of a Chinese online lender interviewed on state television CCTV, promising both safety and high returns, the stay-at-home mom thought she had found her ideal investment.
The Ezubao scam: A sign of deeper problems in China's financial system  World Socialist Web Site
Chinese company lived the high life -- until it all came crashing down  Los Angeles Times
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.
U.S. stocks plunge as NASDAQ crashes 3%, amid massive tech romp  Nasdaq
Technology sell-off leads a rout in the Nasdaq  Washington Post
What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears?
KIMBALL, W. Va. - To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Walmart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W. Va.
Walmart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America  Columbus Dispatch
Walmart Will Be Pumping Its Own Gas From Now On
H-E-B issues voluntary ice cream recall, suspects wood pieces in product
Raquel Sandate, a cashier at H-E-B, gives out free ice cream during a Saturday Aug. 15, 2015, fundraiser at the Trimmier Road store in Killeen.
Texas, We're Almost Out Of Ice Cream  Texas Monthly (subscription)
HEB recalls Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream  Allentown Morning Call
Medicaid across US a matter of when, not if, says federal health chief
The 4 million new people who signed up for insurance on the federal exchange for 2016 are one of several signs the open enrollment period that ended Sunday was a success, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Friday ...
HHS head: Immigration reform would help reach universal health coverage  The Hill
Chinese-led investors plan to buy Chicago Stock Exchange
The Chicago Stock Exchange is being bought by an investor group led by a Chinese company. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, but first needs approval from the U.S.
In brief: Chinese group buying Chicago exchange  Houston Chronicle
Obscure Chinese Firm Dives Into $22 Trillion U.S. Market  Bloomberg
Wary response to report of Mattel, Hasbro merger
A report that Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. might seek a bigger toy box via a merger drew a cautious response Friday from investors and industry analysts.
Warning: Hasbro-Mattel Merger May Be Choking Hazard for Disney  Bloomberg
Get Ready for a Mattel, Inc. and Hasbro, Inc. Merger (MAT HAS)