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Bullish U.S. jobs report keeps Fed on track for mid-2015 rate hike
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wage gains picked up, a sign of economic strength that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Wall Street rises for 7th week, but ends off its highs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed a seventh straight weekly advance on Friday as a better-than-expected jobs report indicated strong economic growth, but perhaps to the point where interest rates could rise sooner than previously anticipated.
Citi's credit card business in Japan gets joint bid from three buyers: Nikkei
(Reuters) - Three companies have emerged to make a joint bid for Citigroup Inc's credit card business in Japan, the Nikkei reported, as the U.S. lender goes ahead with plans to exit consumer banking in the country.
JPMorgan's Dimon says 'no evidence of cancer'
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said medical tests showed "no evidence of cancer in my body," according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
U.S. factories show luster with bullish November hiring
(Reuters) - While the acceleration in U.S. hiring last month was surprisingly sharp and broad-based, a sector that has had a particularly rough 21st century - manufacturing - offered one of the brightest signals.
Wall Street's fear gauge dips on upbeat jobs report
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's fear gauge, the CBOE Volatility Index , dipped sharply on Friday after a surprisingly strong jobs report, and there was a surge in put activity in the index's options.
Morgan Stanley to defer less of employees' future bonuses
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Friday it will pay more of its bonuses to employees upfront and defer less, because the bank is on a better financial footing and can move its pay practices more in line with those of competitors.
U.S. factory orders fall for third straight month
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for U.S. factory goods fell for a third straight month in October, pointing to a slowdown in manufacturing activity.
Global oil prices slide, rout undeterred by U.S. jobs data
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global oil prices slid further on Friday, with Brent on track for the first weekly close below $70 a barrel since 2010, as strong U.S. employment data did little to lift the oil market's bearish mood a day after Saudi Arabia cut official selling prices.
Ex-wife of oil magnate Harold Hamm appeals $1 billion divorce ruling
(Reuters) - Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Harold Hamm, has appealed a divorce judgment that awarded her around $1 billion from the Hamm marital estate, her lawyers said on Friday.
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