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By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - A post-election deal between the opposition Labour Party and Scottish nationalists to rule Britain could break up the country, former prime minister John Major warned on Friday, as nationalists stepped up their efforts to woo Labour. Major's comments underline how Britain's most unpredictable election since the 1970s is stoking uncertainty about who will govern the world's sixth-largest economy after May 7. A deal between them could be Labour's best chance of entering government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.