MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Outgoing Republican state Sen. William Doyle wants to make one thing clear when he's asked about his decision to stop pursuing a recount in his narrow election loss: Even at age 90, he's not retiring from politics.
America's closest partners are putting a brave face on Donald Trump's surprise election win while reaching out to try to shape his worldview and to preserve traditional alliances. Allies were rattled by Trump's nationalist campaign rhetoric and by the haphazard way he has approached his first round of calls with world leaders since becoming president-elect. Trump may have no foreign policy experience, but he does not appear to have any deep-rooted ideology either, and seems open to discussion.
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent in November, as employers added another 178,000 jobs, making it almost certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. The unemployment rate hit its lowest level since August 2007 because more people found work but also because the labor force shrank as more people retired, lowering the number of working-age people in the labor force to 62.7 percent. Economists had forecast payrolls rising by 175,000 last month and the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 4.9 percent.