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Business Today: U.S. payrolls rise, unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent

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U.S. payrolls rise, unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent
WASHINGTON, Reuters - U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand.
Futures imply slight gains at the open after payrolls
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open on Friday as the October payroll report showed jobs growth continued apace while the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low.
Disney profit meets estimates with help from 'Guardians' film
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co posted quarterly profit that fell in line with Wall Street expectations as the media and theme park giant rode the blockbuster performance of its movie box office hits "Maleficent" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."
UK prepares forex fines for six banks on Wednesday: sources
LONDON (Reuters) - British regulators investigating allegations of collusion and manipulation in the foreign exchange market could fine a group of six banks as early as next Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said.
Home Depot says about 53 million email addresses stolen in breach
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said hackers stole about 53 million email addresses in addition to customer data for 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer.
U.S., European authorities arrest 16 online drug, weapons traders
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - U.S. and European authorities have arrested 16 suspected members of underground drugs and weapons cybermarkets this week, in addition to the alleged operator of the website known as Silk Road 2.0, Europe's police agency Europol said on Friday.
Ford EMEA chief and global marketing head to switch jobs: company source
LONDON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's regional chief for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will switch roles with the carmaker's global head of sales and marketing on Jan. 1, a senior company source said on Friday. 
Sears Holdings explores creation of REIT to raise cash
(Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp said it was exploring the conversion of 200-300 stores to a real estate investment trust (REIT), which it would offer to shareholders to raise cash.
U.S. fracking firms stay in top gear despite oil price slump
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Unfazed by slumping oil prices and battering in the stock market, firms that supply sand and guar gum for shale oil and gas companies are not ready yet to call an end to a four-year boom spurred by hydraulic fracturing technology.
Turnover on NY bankruptcy court brings heightened uncertainty
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The stable of judges on Manhattan's federal bankruptcy court is undergoing dramatic turnover that could bring more uncertainty to one of the go-to venues for rescuing companies on the brink of financial ruin.
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