LINCOLN, Neb. Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate was 3.1 percent for November, a slight drop from 3.4 percent in October, the state said in a report released Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.
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The U.S. government disposed of its remaining $1.28-billion stake in auto lender Ally Financial Inc., resolving the last big bailout from an emergency government program to halt the 2008 financial crisis.
Nike Inc. (NKE:US), the world's largest sporting-goods maker, fell the most in almost nine months after future orders trailed analysts' estimates, hurt by slowing demand in western Europe and emerging markets.