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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (December 9, 2017).

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The U.S. economy is hitting milestones not seen in a decade, marked by sustained growth and robust hiring that has driven the jobless rate to a 17-year low.

Stock indexes notched weekly gains on a strong jobs report. The Dow rose 117.68 points to 24329.16.

The first bitcoin futures in the U.S. are set to start trading Sunday, with volatile price swings expected.

Voya is in talks to sell up to about $50 billion of retirement-income annuities to private-equity firm Apollo. '

Apple said design chief Ive is resuming oversight of its industrial-design and user-interface teams.

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Airports and airlines are fighting over a proposal that would boost federal taxes and fees on flights.

ETFs pulled in over $600 billion globally in the first 11 months of 2017, already setting an annual record.

Putin launched a giant Arctic gas project that reflects efforts to strengthen Russia's ties to China.

Logistics firms have gone on a hiring spree to handle a surge in online shopping.

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December 09, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)