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Connell the economy is expected to lose more jobs in August -- big government employment report is expected to show a net loss of -- 100000 jobs.
When you take out government workers though the private sectors expected to add workers.
But only about 41000.
And that's -- slows private sector growth we've seen since January it's unfortunately not even enough to keep up -- -- population growth.
-- is expected to rise slightly to nine point 6%.
Because of the weak labor market the White House is reportedly considering a round of stimulus.
The Washington Post as a package of tax breaks for businesses being seriously considered now could cost hundreds of billions of dollars.
The -- reportedly being considered include payroll tax holiday and the extension of a tax credit for research and development.
Now the goal of course is to create jobs but Democrats are hoping -- fight off criticism that the first stimulus bill just didn't do enough for businesses.
-- stick ahead now to the markets futures this morning in the US still up ahead of the jobs report.
And checking in on Europe where stocks are trading up as well this Friday afternoon.
-- a look now at our other top stories.
-- HP Billiton could make a bid for Anadarko Petroleum that's according to report in an Australian newspaper this morning.
It's -- mining company but has been reportedly looking to expand energy.
And Apple's current market values point four billion dollars that's down about a third from earlier this year.
-- has been trying to buy fertilizer company potash for awhile but it's 39 billion dollar offer has been rejected.
And workers are paying more for their health insurance and employers are paying a smaller share.
The -- is -- an average of 4000 dollars a year for health insurance that's up 14% from last year according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
And the employer shares only growing 3%.
Still companies -- cover about 75% of the costs.
And sports fans rejoice Time Warner Cable and Disney reached a deal -- customers were in danger of losing ABC stations including ESPN.
Instead they'll get more channels than before including ESPN's online service the companies -- say how much money the deal was worth the Disney and other networks have been pushing to get paid.
By cable companies providing content.
Here's a look at commodities right now.
As we watch hurricane -- oil down very slightly gold -- 1254.
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