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  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. Sept 4- U.S. stocks fell in late morning trading on Friday as a mixed August jobs report did little to quell investor anxiety over the timing an interest rate increase. "With this jobs report, in which below-expectation job creation in August is offset by several factors- including a lower unemployment rate, prior...

  • We're facing jobless growth: ILO director-general Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    We're facing jobless growth: ILO director-general

    Guy Ryder, director-general of the ILO, suggests not enough jobs are being created because economies around the world are not growing fast enough.

  • Labor shortage could delay your online orders Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    A worker at apparel distributor Beverly Rose searches through inventory to fill an order at the firm's warehouse in Miami.

    Labor experts warn that a tightening job market may add a new wrinkle to retailers' holiday hiring plans.

  • How to position your portfolio for the Fed: Trader Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Worried about further selling? Here's a simple strategy to protect your portfolio.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/ 2- year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. Sept 4- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as investors assessed August jobs data, which showed that fewer-than-expected jobs were added to the economy even as unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in more than seven years. The report underscored the U.S. economy's steady recovery in the face of volatile global...

  • Sept 4- U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after the August jobs report showed moderate job growth and the lowest unemployment rate in more than seven years, increasing chances the Fed could raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- U.S. stock futures fell and the dollar was little changed on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy created fewer jobs than expected last month, though the unemployment rate fell to a 7-1/ 2- year low. Non-farm payrolls increased 173,000 in August as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, after an upwardly revised 245,000 rise...

  • Job creation slips in August, rate falls Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    The frame of a 2015 Ford Mustang vehicle moves down the production line at the Ford Motor Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, August 20, 2015.

    The economy added 173,000 jobs in August, lower than expected, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 4- Canada's economy unexpectedly added jobs in August, though the unemployment rate rose to its highest level in a year as more people were looking for work, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Canada added 12,000 jobs last month, surpassing economists' expectations for a decline of 4,500 jobs. Canada fell into a modest recession in the first...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase eight cents. WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. job growth rose less than expected in August, which could dim prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month, even as the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/ 2- year low of 5.1 percent and wages accelerated. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the...

  • What to expect from the jobs report Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Ford Motor assembly worker works on a 2015 Ford Mustang at the Ford Motor Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, August 20, 2015.

    The Labor Department will report the latest data on hiring and the unemployment rate in August. Here is what to watch for.

  • Most workers actually making LESS than 5 years ago Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    Worker jobs

    For all the talk about the nearly 250,000 jobs a month the economy is creating, workers' real wages are going backward.

  • Jobless claims rise Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Jobless claims rise

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, shifts through the unemployment numbers, and Scott Nations, NationsShares, adds perspective.

  • US jobless claims rise, but trend is still strong Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Recruiters from Shell Oil talk with job seekers at a military job fair in San Francisco, August 25, 2015.

    New applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening market.

  • Weekly jobless claims up 12K to 282,000 Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:29 AM ET
    Weekly jobless claims up 12K to 282,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and trade.

  • August job cuts plunge 60% Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    August job cuts plunge 60%

    Layoffs were down last month, says John Challenger, Challenger CEO, parsing the latest employment numbers and providing a preview of Friday's job report.

  • What level on the S&P is the 'Yellen put'? Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before a House Financial Services committee hearing July 15, 2015.

    The equity selloff has caused analysts to question whether there is a level the S&P 500 would need to reach before the Fed recommences QE.

  • Trump vs Bush: The gloves are now off Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (L) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have traded rhetorical punches before, but never as forcefully as they have over the past 24 hours.

  • CNN changes debate rules after Fiorina outcry Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina responds to a question at a Fox-sponsored forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015.

    CNN is amending the rules for its Sept. 16 GOP debate amid outcry that its criteria would unfairly exclude Carly Fiorina.