Walmart starting pay rises to $11 an hour, including bonuses

Walmart, the world's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, handing out one-time cash bonuses to...
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Taiwan bought 73,635 tonnes of wheat from U.S. last week

The Taiwan Flour Millers´ Association last week bought 73,635 tonnes of milling wheat to be sourced from the United States, European traders said on...

US trade deficit hits the largest since 2012, $50.5 billion

The U.S. trade deficit rose to $50.5 billion in November, the largest imbalance in nearly six years, as imports and exports both hit records. The...

First copper coins on sale at auction in Florida

When is a penny worth $300,000? When it's one of the first copper coins struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, in 1793. The annual Florida...

US stocks mount milestone-shattering run in 2017

Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It's a good bet it's racked up solid gains this year. Wall Street has taken stock investors...

Trump signs sweeping tax overhaul, sealing major victory

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a sweeping overhaul of the US tax code, two days after the Republican plan was...
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Jobless rates fell in 24 US states, record lows in 5

Unemployment rates dropped to record lows in Alabama, California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November. The Labor Department's report on state unemployment released Friday showed...

Oil union, PENGASSAN says will suspend nationwide strike

Nigeria's major oil union will suspend a nationwide strike it began on Monday, its general secretary said, adding that members had what they wanted...
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Applications for US jobless aid drop by 11,000 to 225,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 last week to 225,000, the lowest in nearly two months and another sign...

Lagos commends Skye Bank, Dangote, others on security with platinum prizes

Skye Bank Plc and six other companies have been commended and awarded platinum prize for committing huge resources in support of securing lives and...

U.S. core inflation slows, puts spotlight on 2018 interest rate outlook

Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades,...
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US budget deficit totals $138.5 billion in November

The federal government collected a record amount of tax income for the month of November and also had a record level of spending for...

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