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Vladimir Putin says it’s ‘not my job’ to create rivals for his 2018 election bid, as he hosts annual press conference

“Vladimir Putin is holding his annual press conference, traditionally an hours-long marathon that offers a rare chance for media to ask the Russian leader a question” writes Alec Luhn for telegraph.co.uk. Thursday’s press conference will allow him to outline some of his talking points for the campaign, which will likely be conducted through official appearances rather than rallies and debates.Last week, Mr Putin announced he would run for re-election in March 2018. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Spy agency launches interactive online test to see if you’re cut out for the job

“The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), equivalent to the CIA and Britain’s MI6, has launched an online interactive test to discover people who are cut out for the job” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. Recruiting spies is seldom a public exercise, but Australia’s intelligence agency is doing something different.People who have got a curious outlook, who are obviously intelligent — it’s an intelligence service,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told TV program Sunrise. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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US Treasury yields slip after JOLTS data

“U.S. government debt yieldsslipped Monday after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the number of job openings was stagnant in the month of October” writes Alexandra Gibbs for cnbc.com. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.381 percent at 1:50 p.m.ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was down at 2.768 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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What Forrest Claypool did that cost him his job as Chicago schools CEO

“Claypool and Marmer first worked together more than three decades earlier, when Claypool landed his first job after passing the bar, with the law firm Jenner & Block” writes Dan Mihalopoulos Lauren for suntimes.com. Shortly after taking the CEO’s job at the schools in 2015, Claypool arranged for the Chicago Board of Education to hire Marmer as general counsel.On March 1, 2016, Mehrberg sent a message to Claypool from his new job: “I started at Jenner today. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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Former Man United star Ryan Giggs confirms interest in vacant Wales job

“Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has confirmed his interest in wanting to replace Chris Coleman as Wales manager” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. “I played for Wales, I’ve said that I want to go back into coaching and that is obviously one of the top jobs.”I played for United, I played for Wales, those are the two jobs. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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An Expectations-Beating Jobs Report for November

“Still, the mostly strong jobs report could provide the Federal Reserve with a reason to raise interest rates when the board meets next Wednesday” writes Gillian B for theatlantic.com. In November, the U.S. economy added 228,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent, maintaining the lowest rate since 2000.But despite the continued growth, economists are still worried about other economic measures.This year, the U.S. economy will add over 2 million jobs.The government’s monthly report confirms that the economy has shaken off the temporary slump caused by…

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Economy Gains 228,000 Jobs in Another Strong Show of Hiring

“Professional-related work and health-care jobs also saw strong gains again” writes Jeffry Bartash for marketwatch.com. The numbers: Some 228,000 new jobs were created in November, another healthy gain that highlights the strongest U.S. labor market since the turn of the century.What happened: The number of new jobs created in the U.S. economy topped 200,000 for the second straight month, partly reflecting a rebound after a pair of major hurricanes depressed hiring in September.Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 200,000 increase in nonfarm jobs. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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