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Global Shares Advance Ahead of U.S. Jobs Report

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Global stocks extended gains ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report after all three major U.S. indexes rose to record highs.

Fed Focuses on Job Gains Amid Economy's Mixed Messages

The economy has been sending conflicting signals on two items that matter most to the Federal Reserve: inflation and unemployment. For now, officials are putting more emphasis on sturdy hiring, which they believe should eventually push inflation higher.

Oil Falls to Three-Week Low on Rising U.S. Output

Oil prices extended losses to hit a three-week low, after rising U.S. production and President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord overrode the fall in crude inventories there.

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Angela Merkel Slams Donald Trump's Decision to Quit Paris Accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply criticized President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, calling the deal to limit greenhouse gas emission vital to protect the planet.

Trump Leaves Paris Deal Despite Allies' Opposition

President Donald Trump said he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord in an effort to boost the nation's industry and independence, making a dramatic shift in policy despite intense lobbying from business leaders and close allies.

Nikkei Tops 20000 for First Time Since 2015

The Nikkei Stock Average closed at its highest level since August 2015, propelled by a stronger global economy that is helping domestic manufacturers.

China Steps Up Support for Its Currency

Investors say Beijing is seeking to build confidence in its economy amid concerns about a debt buildup and a crackdown on loose lending.

SEC Wades Into 'Fiduciary Rule' Debate

The SEC said Thursday that it would wade into the politically charged debate over the duties brokers owe their customers when they recommend investments.

5 Things to Watch in the May Jobs Report

The May jobs report is expected to show solid hiring, but will wage growth remain a mystery?

Three Ways Investors Are Looking to Make Money in Japan

With the Nikkei Stock Average closing at its highest level since August 2015, Japan has been a good place for stock investors to make money recently.

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June 02, 2017 07:15 ET (11:15 GMT)