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LATEST US DATA

Solid Nov job growth paves way for a Dec rate hike

Trade gap widens; drag from stronger dollar far from over

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Laborers work on a footpath and road way construction site in Times Square in this Oct 8, 2014, file photo in New York.

Washington

US job growth increased solidly in November in a show of the economy's resilience, which most likely paves the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month for the first time in nearly a decade.

Non-farm payrolls increased 211,000 last month, the Labor