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By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks on major markets fell on Friday, closing out another tough week for equity markets, after the monthly U.S. employment report failed to provide a clear signal on the likelihood of the first Federal Reserve interest rate rise for nearly a decade later this month. The U.S. added 173,000 jobs in August, fewer than expected, but job gains in prior months were revised higher and the unemployment rate dropped to a seven year low at 5.1 percent. U.S., European and Japanese stocks all ended the day and the week lower, though the euro and yen remained firm on Friday, while U.S. Treasury yields edged lower.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.