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WASHINGTON  | US unemployment hits an 18-year low despite trade concerns

WASHINGTON  — Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring. Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation’s unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US unemployment hits an 18-year low despite trade concerns

Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns

Stock markets turned higher on Friday after some losses in Asia as investors digested strong jobs data in the U.S., the risk of mounting trade tensions and an easing in Italy’s political uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gained 1.3 percent to 12,761 and the CAC 40 in France jumped 1.5 percent to 5,476. Britain’s FTSE … Continue reading Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns