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Analysing the December chill in new jobs

Dismal employment data could be due to the weather, rather than the state of the economy

THIS week, traders will look at earnings and sales reports to divine whether a shockingly bad December jobs report was a function of the weather or of a faltering economy.

US employers added a mere 74,000 jobs in December, well shy of the roughly 200,000 forecast by Wall Street economists...

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