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US payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate at 9-year low
- December 03, 2016

The US economy simply isn't going to be prosperous if the only jobs being created are $10/hour services sector jobs and $15/hour manufacturing jobs . While the employment picture is likely to give the Federal Reserve the reason it's been waiting for to increase interest rates, declines in household earnings and other signs of weakness could hurt retailers dependent on consumer confidence and spending. (more...)
US unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent, a 9-year low
- December 03, 2016

Of the total, 156,000 were private-sector jobs, 22,000 in the public sector. Government employment rose by 22,000 in the month. Retail sector payrolls fell 8,300, dropping for a second straight month. Low unemployment rates will provide the bank with room to start the rate normalization process thanks to faster wage growth, higher inflation expectations , and a rebound in oil prices. (more...)
OPEC to slash production as Saudi shoulders majority of burden OPEC to slash production as Saudi shoulders majority of burden
- December 03, 2016

But analysts have raised doubts about its chances of succeeding. What and who is Opec? What the Saudis really won were promised production caps from Iran and Russian Federation that may or may not materialize. OPEC's cut in production is expected to go into effect in January. "The cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) was at the upper end of expectations (0.7-1.2 million bpd)". (more...)
Carrier Corp. Offered $7M In Incentives To Retain U.S. Jobs
- December 03, 2016

Trump boasted about his deal to keep about 1,100 Carrier jobs in IN, and also took aim at other companies who may be thinking about moving jobs out of the country. "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences, not going to happen, it's not going to happen", Trump said. The Indy Star notes that Trump "did not mention his investment in United Technologies during his campaign appearances", and adds that he "also made $2,501 to $5,000 from a $100,001 to ... (more...)
OPEC deal sends oil spiking 14% in 3 days
- December 03, 2016

OPEC watchers are already questioning whether individual members will stick to the agreement . While crude prices rallied on news of the cuts, some traders expressed concern that rising USA rig counts could undermine OPEC production cuts. (more...)
Samsung Set to Split Company in Two Samsung Set to Split Company in Two
- December 03, 2016

Samsung is one of the world's top makers of smartphones as well as televisions and memory chips. Samsung has also come under pressure from foreign investors, including U.S. South Korean electronics giant Samsung is said to be considering whether to split its business in two and take other steps to improve corporate governance under pressure from the investment community. (more...)
Belichick on playing without Gronkowski: We'll do what we do every week
- December 03, 2016

Friday's surgery will be the third on Gronkowski's back since 2009, when he was at the University of Arizona. When asked if he was happy to have Martellus Bennett on the roster to step up in Gronkowski's absence, Belichick said: "I'm happy to have all the players we have". (more...)
Duterte invited to visit White House by Trump
- December 03, 2016

Duterte, 71, campaigned on promises to rid the country of illegal drugs by killing tens of thousands of drug dealers, and since his inauguration in late June, an estimated 4,800 people have been killed, majority gunned down by police and vigilantes. (more...)
Muted consumer impact expected from OPEC decision to cut production Muted consumer impact expected from OPEC decision to cut production
- December 03, 2016

Azerbaijan said it was also willing to discuss cuts. Many analysts had expected the producers' cartel to fail to reach a deal as major players like Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia remained divided ahead of the meeting. It tend to be higher than those for Brent, but which registered only 368,000 and 214,800 lots for March and April, respectively. Oil swept to a six-week high on Thursday after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to help clear a glut, while sterling hit a three-month peak ... (more...)
Ohio State knife attacker buried as relatives remain stunned
- December 03, 2016

At the time of his death, al-Awlaki was identified by USA intelligence as "chief of external operations" for al Qaeda's Yemen branch and a Web-savvy propagandist for the Islamist cause. U.S. officials have said no negative information was found during background checks on Artan when he was allowed into the United States and when he became a legal permanent resident in 2015. (more...)
Starting XI: Man City vs Chelsea Starting XI: Man City vs Chelsea
- December 03, 2016

Costa has gone clear of Sergio Aguero as the Premier League's top scorer, with 11 goals, in a game where City wasted a host of chances. "I think that Diego and Aguero are two fantastic players". Wenger's side were beaten 2-0 at home by Southampton in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, while West Ham also crashed out of the competition with a 4-1 thrashing at Manchester United. (more...)
IAAF: Russia to remain suspended from athletics
- December 03, 2016

The Russian Federation was banned in November 2015 after an independent World Anti-Doping Agency probe exposed state-sponsored doping on a massive scale. They include stripping himself of some powers as IAAF president, creating an integrity code and anti-doping body, ensuring a greater voice to athletes and creating a roadmap to ensure a 50/50 male/female split among the IAAF council by 2027. (more...)
Russian Resupply Rocket Lost During Launch
- December 03, 2016

The Progress was loaded up with more than 2.5 tons (2.3 metric tons) of equipment, food and other supplies for the astronauts aboard the orbiting lab. Progress 65 is the fourth casualty in terms of unmanned Russian rocket failures in a span of two years. Currently, it is only the Soyuz rockets that take people to the ISS, but in the future two United States private companies - SpaceX and Boeing - too will begin ferrying people and supplies. (more...)
Buzz Aldrin evacuated from Antarctica
- December 03, 2016

His condition is stable, but he will be kept overnight for observation, the tour company said, adding that Aldrin is in "good spirits". The beloved and intrepid Montclair and worldwide hero was flown from a United States station in the South Pole, McMurdo Station, where the government conducts research, and flown to another United States research base in New Zealand . (more...)
Trump goes after Rexnord one day after announcing deal with Carrier
- December 03, 2016

Before the official announcement, workers protested outside the company's building on the west side. As the current governor of Indiana, Pence is chairman of the board and appoints its members. While speaking to Carrier workers, Trump took aim at what many see as the "nature of America these days" with a warning to businesses looking to leave the United States for cheaper labor. (more...)
Trump threatens USA firms with 'consequences' if they send jobs overseas
- December 03, 2016

Those jobs are at a different Indianapolis location, separate from the plant with the 1,400 factory worker jobs that has been in the headlines recently. The fact that Carrier's parent, United Technologies , is a defense contractor that does $6 billion a year in business with the federal government may also have been a factor. (more...)
Ranking Member Johnson Statement on Successful Launch of GOES-R Satellite Ranking Member Johnson Statement on Successful Launch of GOES-R Satellite
- December 03, 2016

Thousands of people travelled to Cape Canaveral in Florida for the launch, including TV meteorologists and space programme workers. This means pictures will contain more details and three times more data that can help in tracking weather activity and determining potentially unsafe situations. (more...)
Pep Guardiola talks up Chelsea boss ahead of crunch encounter Pep Guardiola talks up Chelsea boss ahead of crunch encounter
- December 03, 2016

Chelsea have lost six of their last eight games away to Man City in all competitions, with their only win coming courtesy of a Branislav Ivanovic strike in February 2014. Tomorrow, for us, it will be a very tough test'. That is what I am concerned about most in this moment. "I can see Chelsea going there and doing a number on City", said the former Liverpool manager. (more...)
Veterans' group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest
- December 03, 2016

The veteran shouted back that they had served their country and had a right to be there. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock says 2,000 veterans will gather Sunday in Fort Yates, which is on the reservation. The main protest camp, Oceti Sakowin, has grown significantly since the summer and is on federal land. Protesters say they see order as a way to block the delivery of supplies to the camp. (more...)
Russian spacecraft launch ends in failure and a fireball Russian spacecraft launch ends in failure and a fireball
- December 03, 2016

As The Verge reports , Roscosmos has not said whether the spacecrafts power-generating solar arrays have successfully deployed, or whether the ship was able to make it into its preliminary orbit. At the end of their mission, Progress vehicles are loaded with trash and unneeded items, undocked from the station and intentionally burned up in Earth's atmosphere. (more...)

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