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A man, standing near a glass window, looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 2, 2017. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 3:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo's Nikkei benchmark index finished above the 20,000 level for the first time since December 2015 as the yen weakened. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work at the SLS Lux in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The SLS LUX is a 57-story residential and hotel property developed by the Related Group, and is scheduled to open in 2017. Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 02, 2017 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth. The 4.4 percent unemployment rate matches a decade low. Many people who had stopped looking for jobs are coming off the sidelines to find them. More...
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A man, standing near a glass window, looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 2, 2017. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 01, 2017 - 11:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by signs of continued improvement in the U.S. job market. Tokyo stocks jumped to the highest level in nearly two years. KEEPING SCORE: Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4 percent to 20,139.31 as the yen weakened...
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President Donald Trump is applauded as he announces that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 01, 2017 - 7:31 pm
President Donald Trump's remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House: Thank you very much. Thank you. I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila. We're closely monitoring the situation...
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FILE - In this Friday June 12, 2015, file photo, Balia Cosio, right, hands a grocery shopper a loaf of Cuban bread at a local grocery store in the Little Havana area of Miami. On Thursday, June 1, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in May. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
June 01, 2017 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that the hiring primarily came from companies with fewer than 500 employees_which accounted...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seekers work on their resumes during the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas. On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 01, 2017 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the second straight week of increases, though levels remain historically low. THE NUMBERS: Applications for weekly unemployment aid rose 13,000 to 248,000. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, rose 2,500 to 238,000...
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Pope Francis arrives at the ILVA steel-making company in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 27, 2017 - 2:32 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and denounced those who exploit workers. The visit put a focus on the...
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May 20, 2017 - 4:32 am
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — More than 1,100 politicians and business people came together Saturday to find ways to transform stagnant economies of the troubled Middle East and North Africa. The World Economic Forum's regional gathering is looking at how to encourage entrepreneurship and technological...
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May 20, 2017 - 12:58 am
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — More than 1,100 politicians and business people have come together to find ways to transform stagnant economies of the troubled Middle East and North Africa. The World Economic Forum's regional gathering is looking at how to encourage entrepreneurship and technological...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 1, 2017, file photo, a Greenwood Utilities lineman works on power lines in Durant, Miss., as cleanup continues from a possible tornado that swept through the rural community a day earlier. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on industrial production for April. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 16, 2017 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry expanded production last month at the fastest pace in more than three years as manufacturers and mines recovered from a March downturn. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production at U.S. factories, mines and utilities shot up 1 percent in April...
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