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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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

BAGHDAD - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.