The unemployment rate dropped to 7.0% in November from 7.3% in October as total nonfarm payrolls rose by 203,000. These were both much better than expected.
Stocks surged after a better-than-expected report on the U.S. jobs market left investors feeling better about the economy and more comfortable with a potential pullback in the Federal Reserve's easing efforts in coming months.
The approval came after Cuba dropped a last-gasp threat to veto the package of measures. "For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered," WTO chief Roberto Azevedo told exhausted ministers after the talks which had dragged into an extra day ...
Some consumers are crying foul after Gilt, the luxury retailer working with Starbucks on the promotion, accidentally posted - then quickly un-posted - the $450, ultra-limited edition Starbucks Metal card on its site one day before it was supposed to go on sale.
The euro rallied for a fourth week against the greenback, the longest streak since June, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi refrained from adding to monetary stimulus.