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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 talk of OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation to stabilize oil market: SPA
DUBAI Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi discussed cooperation between OPEC members and other oil producers to stabilize the global oil market with his Venezuelan counterpart on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.
Saudi, Venezuela Oil Ministers Hold 'Successful' Talks on Market  Bloomberg
Crude oil futures - weekly outlook: February 8 - 12  Nasdaq
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 Shares Plunge in U.S. as Patience for Valuations Ebbs
The willingness of U.S. stock investors to abide price-earnings ratios stretching into three and four digits came under pressure Friday as the Nasdaq Composite Index fell to its lowest since October 2014.
Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014  Reuters
Technology sell-off leads a rout in the Nasdaq  Washington Post
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 ...
New York's Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Is Leaking, But You Shouldn ...  Gizmodo
Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant  Times Herald-Record
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 RBNZ Keep Interest Rates Steady  Thelakeandeswave
Fed Can Find Plenty of Positives in Details of Latest Jobs Report  Bloomberg
DC suburbs dominate state sales in record Powerball jackpot
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Records show that retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales in the unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.
Inside America's lottery addiction  The Week Magazine
Mass. health care reform pioneer Dolores Mitchell retires
With an eye on rising costs, the health care industry today is looking for new ways to contain spending while improving patient care.
Who Hates Obamacare?  New York Times
HHS head: Immigration reform would help reach universal health coverage  The Hill
Craft brewers wary in Colorado
Bottles of beer line a shelf in the factory of Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton, Colo. The entry of Anheuser-Busch InBev into Colorado's craft brewing paradise has some independent brewers concerned that they will be squeezed out of the booming industry.
Craft breweries show off their creations at Meadowlands beer expo
Craft brewery's purchase stirs fear of Big Beer  Omaha World-Herald