Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly plan to meet next week to clear the air and possibly unify the divided party. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the scheduled meeting just hours after Ryan — the nation’s highest-ranking Republican — revealed Thursday that he was not ready to endorse Trump’s White House run at this time. “Both Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are meeting next week to talk about these things,” Priebus said to the Fox News host.
U.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.
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.