U.S. labor market shows some muscle despite slower job growth

WASHINGTON - U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. | Video

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Kentucky clerk's office ends ban on same-sex marriage licenses

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Exclusive: U.S. pressed Guatemala's Perez to back corruption probes that toppled him

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