People visit booths of prospective employers during the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the Washington Convention Center, on Jan. 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. 
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Business Latest: Job growth weak

 

JOBS GROWTH WEAK, RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT FED MOVE: Job creation stumbled in December, with the U.S. economy adding just 74,000 positions even as the Federal Reserve voted to take the first steps in eliminating its stimulus program. Read more

CHRISTIE’S FUTURE: An assessment of the governor’s future. (He’ll probably be okay.) Read more

NADER VS LANGONE: A group of Catholic theologians backed by activist Ralph Nader have criticized billionaire Ken Langone for comments he made to CNBC about Pope Francis and obstacles he may be creating for fund-raising efforts. Read more

THE BEARISH BULLS AT DEUTSCHE BANK:  At a breakfast briefing Thursday, Deutsche bank forecasters said that they believe 2014 will be a good year for the economy and stock market, even though they see the S&P 500 little changed from current levels by year’s end. Why? One word: Volatility. Read more

STOCKS MIXED; WALL STREET NOT SURE WHAT TO MAKE OF LOUSY JOBS REPORT:  Read more

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