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January 2016 Current Events: Business News

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Here are the key events in business news for the month of January 2016.

  • The Economy Ends on a Strong Note for 2015 (Jan. 8): According to the Labor Department, the U.S. economy adds 292,000 jobs in December. Numbers for October and November are revised up, increasing the three month average to 284,000. The unemployment rate also remains a steady 5.0% for a third consecutive month.