S&P 500 ends slightly lower after jobs report

S&P 500 ends slightly lower after jobs report

Job growth beats expectations Unemployment rate steady at 3.7% Ford falls on lower November vehicle sales Dow up 0.1%, S&P 500 down 0.12%, Nasdaq down 0.18% NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 closed slightly lower on Friday, although major indexes rallied off their worst levels of the day, as the November payrolls … Read more

Missing 7-year-old girl case transitions from search to investigation

Missing 7-year-old girl case transitions from search to investigation

Wise County Sheriff: Missing 7-year-old girl case transitions from search to investigation The Wise County Sheriff’s Office says they are transition from a search with an investigation to an investigation with a search as they look for 7-year-old Athena Strand, who disappeared from her Wise County home on Wednesday night. WISE COUNTY, Texas – The … Read more

Suspect charged with murder in death of Migos rapper Takeoff

Suspect charged with murder in death of Migos rapper Takeoff

Byron Cage performs during Takeoff’s Celebration of Life on November 11, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) Family and fans celebrated the life of rapper Takeoff at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, last month in a three-hour, superstar affair. The memorial service featured performances from Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey and Yolanda Adams, as well … Read more

U.S. labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps Fed on tightening path

U.S. labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps Fed on tightening path

Nonfarm payrolls increase 263,000 in November Unemployment rate steady at 3.7%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages, shrugging off mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal Reserve … Read more

Florida mulls U-turn on move to strip Disney theme-parks of self-governing status – FT

Florida mulls U-turn on move to strip Disney theme-parks of self-governing status – FT

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Florida lawmakers are mulling plans to reverse a move that would strip Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) of its right to operate a private government around its famous theme-parks, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the plan. In April, lawmakers had given their final approval to a bill … Read more

Glitz and glamour at the White House – ABC News

Glitz and glamour at the White House – ABC News

Glitz and glamour at the White House  ABC News Stars attend lavish U.S. state dinner for Macron  Reuters Biden-Macron Meeting: US Can Learn From French Energy Policy  Bloomberg President Biden’s first state dinner puts Jill Biden in the spotlight  Fox News View Full Coverage on Google News

Putin is open to talks and diplomacy on Ukraine, Kremlin says

Putin is open to talks and diplomacy on Ukraine, Kremlin says

Putin open to talks on Ukraine Russia will not pull out of Ukraine Kremlin strikes a dovish tone Biden says prepared to speak to Putin with conditions MOSCOW, Dec 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is open to talks on a possible settlement to the conflict in Ukraine and believes in a diplomatic solution, the … Read more

Biden pushes South Carolina to lead presidential primary kick-off

Biden pushes South Carolina to lead presidential primary kick-off

Biden wants South Carolina first in Dem presidential contest Heavily Black South Carolina would displace Iowa’s caucus New Hampshire, Nevada, Georgia and Michigan would pick next WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is pushing for South Carolina to host the first Democratic presidential primary, aiming to usher more diversity into the party’s … Read more

Twitter suspends Kanye’s account again

Twitter suspends Kanye’s account again

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Friday suspended Kanye West’s account again, just two months after it was reinstated, after its owner Elon Musk said he had violated the platform’s rules prohibiting incitement to violence. Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, had welcomed the return of the rapper, now known as Ye, … Read more

U.S., France vow to hold Russia to account on Ukraine

U.S., France vow to hold Russia to account on Ukraine

Biden says he willing to talk with Putin on ending war EU tentatively agrees $60 price cap on Russian seaborne oil Fighting rages around eastern town of Bakhmut Ukraine marks 31st anniversary of vote for independence WASHINGTON/KHERSON, Ukraine, Dec 2 (Reuters) – The presidents of the United States and France said they would hold Russia … Read more