Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since Before Recession

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U.S. employers hired at a steady clip in November while the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, the lowest level in nine years—signs of enduring labor-market growth that will likely leave Fed officials on track to raise rates this month.

Mexico to Test Foreign Oil Firms' Deep-Water Mettle

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Mexico is opening what’s considered the crown jewel of its energy industry—deep-water fields in the Gulf of Mexico—to foreign bidders in a move to reverse the nation’s declining crude oil production.

CEO Says Ford Still Moving Small-Car Output to Mexico

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Ford Motor will shift small-car production to Mexico despite repeated criticism from President-elect Donald Trump and a pledge from the incoming American leader that companies will face “consequences” for leaving the U.S.

Huawei's 'Hungry Wolves' Face a Future Without Hard-Charging Founder

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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei’s boot-camp style helped vault the smartphone maker to the world’s No. 3. But as the 72-year-old steps back from daily operations, questions loom over succession and strategy.

Obama Blocks Chinese Bid for Technology Firm Aixtron

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President Barack Obama on Friday took the rare step of forbidding a foreign company from buying a firm with U.S. assets, telling a Chinese investment fund that it cannot complete a deal for German technology company Aixtron SE.

Global Bond Markets: Into the Maelstrom

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The storm that battered bond markets in November doesn’t seem likely to abate just yet.

Little Slack But Not Much Heat in Labor Market

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Unemployment hits nine-year low but modest wage growth shows there is still some slack in labor market.

FCC Raises New Concerns Over 'Zero-Rating' by AT&T, Verizon

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The Federal Communications Commission warned AT&T and Verizon that the practice of excluding certain video services from data charges could harm competition.

Gawker Changes Tune on Decision to Publish Hogan Tape

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Gawker Media, which has long defended its right to publish a video that showed wrestler Hulk Hogan having sex, is now blaming the ensuing legal battle on a former editor.

Facebook Could Develop Artificial Intelligence to Weed Out Fake News

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Facebook’s artificial intelligence know-how could help tackle some of its most pressing problems, such as the spread of misleading news, but executives say the social network first needs policies to guide how best to apply such capabilities.

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