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Job applicant Rose is interviewed at a "Hiring Our Heroes" military job fair in WashingtonU.S. employment likely rose again in April, but a rush of job seekers into the labor market should keep wage gains moderate and buy a cautious Federal Reserve more time before raising interest rates again. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 202,000 last month in U.S. Labor Department data due for publication on Friday, after growing by 215,000 in March, according to a Reuters survey of economists. The unemployment rate is forecast to have held at 5.0 percent as improving labor market conditions lured some previously discouraged job seekers back into the workforce.


2016-05-05 23:11:24 -0600

A North Korean man walks out of an underpass while seen framed by the Workers' Party flags, in front of the April 25 House of Culture, the venue for the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has been duly spruced up, the masses prepped for their rallies and leader Kim Jong Un appears to be set to take center stage Friday when North Korea pulls back the curtain on what promises to be the country's biggest political show in years, if not decades: the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches.


2016-05-06 00:15:14 -0600

The £200 million polar research ship will be named "Sir David Attenborough"Britain will name a new polar research ship "Sir David Attenborough" despite a public vote which was in favour of the joke name "Boaty McBoatface". Science Minister Jo Johnson said the £200 million (250 million euro, $290 million) 15,000 tonne vessel will be named after the veteran naturalist and broadcaster, but said the ship's yellow marine submarine will instead be called "Boaty McBoatface". The furore erupted when the Natural Environment Research Council launched an online poll in March asking members of the public to choose a name for its new ship.


2016-05-06 05:10:06 -0600