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US set for solid pace of jobs growth in July

US employment growth likely retained enough momentum in July to help buoy the economy for the rest of the year, a report said. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 233,000 this month, according to a Reuters survey of economists.

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Fading winter to lift US payrolls, create more jobs

The US economy likely created jobs at the fastest pace in four months in March as it shifted into a higher gear after being held back by a brutally cold winter. Employers are expected to have added 200,000 new jobs to their payrol

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Gold drops as US growth optimism weighs

Gold extended losses to a second session on Monday after strong US jobs data eased worries of an economic slowdown and dimmed the metal's safe-haven appeal.      Fears among Chinese investors over a slowdown in t

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US upbeat as new jobless claims fall

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market, while holiday retail sales rose in November and December. Initial claim

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US upbeat as jobless rate hits five-year low

US employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of seven per cent, raising chances the Federal Reserve will start pulling back its bond-buying stimulus sooner rather than later.

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Brent edges over $111; eyes on US jobs data

Brent futures edged above $111 a barrel on Friday, on course to end the week more than 1 percent higher, as traders awaited a US jobs report later in the day and severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States. T

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Brent above $115 ahead of Syria decision

Brent crude held above $115 a barrel on Friday, set for a fourth weekly rise and supported by concerns that a potential U.S. military strike on Syria may spread unrest in the Middle East and disrupt supply. Investors also eyed key

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Brent on track for biggest weekly gain in 1 month

Brent crude held above $105 a barrel on Friday and was on course for its strongest weekly gain in a month, ahead of key U.S. jobs data that could bolster confidence in recovery in the world's largest oil consumer. The United S

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US jobs data points to steady economic growth

US job growth likely picked up modestly in January and the unemployment rate held steady, supporting views the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in the final three months of 2012. Non-farm

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Oil slips to $111, growth hopes support

Oil eased to $111 a barrel on Monday as some investors booked profits after last week's gains, although optimism that the world's biggest economies are on a steady recovery path limited the decline. The crude market rallie

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