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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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While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup: think tank

WASHINGTON While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday.