December Jobs report

The US created just 74,000 jobs in December, according to data released today by the BLS. Economists predicted job growth of 190,000 in December. Today's data showed the weakest monthly job growth in three years. Follow this space for live reaction, analysis, and commentary on this closely-watched report.

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Kurds' battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

ARBIL Iraq - Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic State.