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  • LONDON, Jan 9- European shares trimmed losses on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data, although heavy falls in euro zone banks, led by Spain's Santander, kept the main indexes under pressure. Shares in companies that export to the United States, such as auto maker Fiat Chrysler, or are exposed to the global economic cycle, such as construction firms,...

  • Statistics Canada said on Friday that the unemployment rate had remained unchanged at 6.6 percent. "Full-time employment was quite strong, wages bounced back, and the unemployment rate held steady," said Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets. "It will argue for the Bank just to remain on the sidelines, continuing to monitor data," said Paul Ferley,...

  • Job growth jumps but wages fall; rate down to 5.6% Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    A transmission for a Chrysler Ram 1500 truck goes through the assembly line at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.

    Job kept the pace in December, with the U.S. economy creating 252,000 jobs to close out the year, while the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent.

  • Fed's Evans 'patient' on raising rates  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, says wages need to increase if inflation is to reach the two-percent objective.

  • Fed's Evans 'patient' on raising rates  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, says wages need to increase if inflation is to reach the two-percent objective.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli calibrates the numbers on Friday's jobs report.

  • Breaking down the jobs numbers  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, along with Alan Krueger, Princeton University professor; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial, and Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow, share their thoughts on Friday's jobs number

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. job growth increased briskly in December, further strengthening the economy's fundamentals and opening the door wider to an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this year despite a gloomy world economy. Nonfarm payrolls increased 252,000 last month after a revised 353,000 jump in November, the Labor Department said on...

  • Nonfarm payrolls up 252,000  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest numbers from Friday's jobs report

  • Happy jobs Friday!  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    Alan Krueger, Princeton University professor; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; and Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow, size up the U.S. economy ahead of the nonfarm payroll report.

  • Lots on the line in Friday's jobs report  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman explains what to look for in the nonfarm payroll numbers and what it's likely to indicate about the U.S. economy.

  • Millennials... breaking the job mold  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 6:53 AM ET

    Caroline Ghosn, Levo CEO and founder, takes a look at why many young people entering the workforce are walking away from traditional career choices.

  • Big Jobs Friday: Sturdy US employment gains eyed Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 6:27 AM ET
    Sign outside a Home Depot store in Hawthorne, New York.

    U.S. job growth likely remained brisk in December, setting the economy up for a stronger pace of expansion this year.

  • Is US NFP a 'troubled indicator'?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 5:05 AM ET

    Ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report release, Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick, discusses whether we'll see further improvement in hourly earnings data.

  • U.S. unemployment: To rise or decline?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Ahead of today's U.S. jobs report release, Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says that continued strength in U.S. non-farm payrolls is the "key release" that the Fed is looking out for.

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The euro wallowed near a nine-year low on Friday, as speculation grew that the European Central Bank will embark on quantitative easing soon and U.S. jobs data will be good enough to cement the case for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve. ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday the bank's Governing Council stands ready to take unconventional...

  • Employee fired after skipping work for 24 years Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    A.K. Verma, an executive engineer at the Central Public Works Department, was fired after last appearing for work in December 1990, according to Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. job growth likely remained brisk in December, setting the economy up for a stronger pace of expansion this year, even as the global economy shows signs of buckling. It would be the 11th consecutive month of job gains above 200,000, the longest such stretch since 1994, and reinforce views the economy's fundamentals are strong enough to...

  • TOKYO, Jan 9- The euro wallowed near a nine-year low on Friday on growing expectations the European Central Bank will embark on quantitative easing, while the dollar held firm before U.S. jobs data that could cement the case for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "We note that daily close below the 2010 low at $1.1877 has amplified bearish sentiment, with the...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 9- Gold was little changed on Friday ahead of a key U.S. jobs report, but the metal was set to post its first weekly gain in four on safe-haven bids amid political uncertainty in Greece. *Spot gold was steady at $1,209.60 an ounce by 0034 GMT, below a three-week high of $1,222.40 reached on Tuesday. *The metal has gained 1.7 percent so far this week, snapping a...