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The US unemployment rate in November fell to its lowest level since August 2007 as the economy continued to add new jobs, all but guaranteeing an interest rate hike this month. The jobless rate fell an unusually large three-tenths to a surprising 4.6 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. The big drop in the unemployment rate was a shock as it had moved little over the prior year.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's supporters moved Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, involving the courts less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.