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A surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs

For nearly a year, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to cool down the job market to help curb the nation’s worst inflation bout in four decades

For nearly a year, the Federal Reserve has been on a mission to cool down the job market to help curb the nation’s worst inflation bout in four decades. The job market hasn’t been cooperating. Consider what happened in January: The government reported Friday that employers added a sizzling 517,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate dipped to 3.4%, the lowest level since 1969. The job gain was so large it left economists scratching their heads and wondering why the Fed’s aggressive interest rate hikes haven’t slowed hiring at a time when many foresee a recession nearing. Read moreA surprising burst of US hiring in January: 517,000 jobs

Kitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

Kurt Kitayama has a one-shot lead at Pebble Beach and now comes the hard part

Kurt Kitayama has a one-shot lead at Pebble Beach and now comes the hard part. It's not that Kitayama is going after his first win on the PGA Tour. The conditions figure to be the toughest over the weekend. The starting times for Saturday already have been moved up one hour because of high wind in the forecast. Kitayama has come close to winning. He battled Rory McIlroy in South Carolina and Jon Rahm in Mexico. Only four players from the top 10 at Pebble have won. But with the ever-changing weather, the next 36 holes could be wide open. Read moreKitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

Kurt Kitayama has a one-shot lead at Pebble Beach and now comes the hard part. It's not that Kitayama is going after his first win on the PGA Tour. The conditions figure to be the toughest over the weekend. The starting times for Saturday already have been moved up one hour because of high wind in the forecast. Kitayama has come close to winning. He battled Rory McIlroy in South Carolina and Jon Rahm in Mexico. Only four players from the top 10 at Pebble have won. But with the ever-changing weather, the next 36 holes could be wide open. Read moreKitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

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