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    How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

    Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some early struggles. On Friday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 14.52 points, or 0.6 percent, to finish at 2,651.50, a record. The Dow Jones industrial average […]
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    Business Highlights

    ___ A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market’s enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. ___ […]
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    Microsoft and SAIC climb while American Outdoor Brands drops

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: American Outdoor Brands Corp., down $1.42 to $13.51 The firearms maker cut its profit and sales forecasts after shipments fell in its latest quarter. Science Applications International Corp., up $4.54 to $79.97 The information technology company had a stronger quarter than analysts […]
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    Recalls this week: table lamps, angle grinders, generators

    More than 40,000 industrial table lamps are being recalled this week because of a wire that can fray, posing a shock hazard. Other recalled consumer products include camera power adapters, angle grinders and portable generators. Here’s a more detailed look: TABLE LAMPS DETAILS: West Elm’s Industrial Task table lamps. West Elm, the SKU# and the […]
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    Jobless rate for Latinos drops to a record low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate among Latino and Hispanic Americans fell to 4.7 percent in November, the lowest level on records since 1973. That figure comes with an asterisk, though: Like other categories of the U.S. population, a smaller proportion of Latinos either have a job or are looking for one than before the […]
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    Where Americans found jobs: Manufacturing and health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers in business services, health care and manufacturing were in a hiring mood in November. Professional and business services added 46,000 jobs, driven by temporary-help services and management consulting. The sector has been the strongest performer over the past 12 months, having added more than a half-million jobs. Health care and manufacturing […]
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    New Delta charges for baggage on discount flights to Europe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers looking to take a cheap Delta Air Lines will soon need to pay for even one piece of checked baggage when flying to Europe or North Africa. The airline said this week that it will charge Basic Economy passengers $60 for the first bag and $100 for a second. The […]
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    Toyota to announce new Avalon big car at Detroit auto show

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota will introduce a revamped Avalon full-size car at the Detroit auto show in January at a time when sales of big cars are falling as U.S. buyers continue their shift toward SUVs. The Michigan-designed Avalon will arrive in showrooms in the spring. Executive Vice President Bob Carter says that despite falling […]
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    S&P 500 returns to record following strong US jobs report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week. The gains were widespread, and telecom and health care stocks helped lead the way. Overseas markets were also […]
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    Markets Right Now: Jobs, Brexit progress send stocks higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending higher as investors welcome a strong U.S. jobs report and progress in Britain’s talks about leaving the European Union. Health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Friday. Alexion Pharmaceuticals jumped 7.2 percent after The New York […]