• US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 pct.

    In this Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, job seekers attend a New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services job fair, in New York. On Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. The unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.

  • The incredible shrinking percentage of female fund managers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few women run mutual funds around the world, but they’re even more scarce in the United States than in other countries, and their ranks have been shrinking in recent years.

  • For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

    FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. American consumers and businesses would pay, literally, if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

    FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. American consumers and businesses would pay, literally, if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • Tokyo organizers promise cost-cutting for 2020 Olympics

    Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, delivers speech during a press conference of the closing plenary session of the IOC Debriefing of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The three-day IOC debriefing ends Wednesday to share knowledge and experiences between the Rio Olympic Games organizers and future host cities, including Tokyo which will host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to avoid last-minute financial pressures, Japanese officials said Wednesday they are determined to keep total costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games below 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) after a three-day debriefing from organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Q&A: Political economist Eberstadt on men without jobs

    This undated photo provided by American Enterprise Institute shows Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist at the American Enterprise Institute. Eberstadt has written a new book entitled, "Men Without Work." (Jay Westcott/American Enterprise Institute via AP)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate has sunk to a generally healthy level since the Great Recession ended in 2009. Yet the other side of the coin — the proportion of adults who have jobs, what some economists call the “work rate” — remains 3 percentage points below what it was before the recession began.