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___Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobsWASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50 years. The figures suggest that February’s anemic job growth was a temporary blip and that businesses are confident that the economy remains on a firm footing.___Report on Ethiopian crash ratchets up pressure on BoeingNEW YORK (AP) — A preliminary report on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month has ratcheted up pressure on Boeing, the aircraft maker that critics say has put profits before safety. The Ethiopian government report found that pilots of the plane that crashed last month followed all the steps recommended by Boeing after the same model plane crashed in Indonesian waters last year. But several questions remain, and final reports are not expected for months.___Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abandoned his threat to immediately seal America’s Mexican border on Thursday. But he raised a new threat: to slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants trying to enter the U.S. The president had threatened last week to close down the border this week unless Mexico immediately halted “ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States.”___Life as an EU satellite: Swiss, Turks hold lessons for UKGENEVA (AP) — Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to — but not part of — the gargantuan economic and political bloc. Switzerland, Norway and Turkey are among countries that are not part of the EU but close to it economically. That can be lucrative but comes with never-ending, near-daily negotiations with the EU and adaptation to its dictates.___UK’s prime minister asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the bloc in a week, but a key EU leader is suggesting an even longer delay in the difficult divorce proceedings. The question over timing is vital because Britain is set to leave the EU without a withdrawal deal in place on April 12 unless an agreement is reached at a Brussels summit set to take place two days earlier.___Elon Musk, SEC told to meet for at least 1 hour about tweetsDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in New York is ordering Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators to meet for at least an hour to try and settle a dispute over Musk’s tweets. Judge Alison Nathan also told both sides Friday to send her a letter by April 18 saying whether they have reached a deal.___Trump’s pick to head the World Bank wins electionWASHINGTON (AP) — David Malpass, the Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to head the 189-nation World Bank, has won election to the post. The World Bank says Malpass was approved unanimously by the bank’s 25-member board on Friday.___US consumer borrowing gains slow in FebruaryWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose at a slower pace in February as the increase in auto and student loans was the slowest in eight months. The Federal Reserve reports that borrowing increased by $15.2 billion in February, down from a gain of $17.7 billion in January.___25 local governments sue over California marijuana deliveryLOS ANGELES (AP) — A coalition of 25 local governments in California has sued to challenge a state rule that allows home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial sales. The chairman of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors said Friday that the rule damages local marijuana businesses and “betrays the promise made to the voters” when they broadly legalized pot in 2016. State regulators say the rule merely clarified that pot deliveries were allowed.___Jobs rebound drives US stocks higher for another weekly gainNEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out another solid week of gains Friday as the stock market hit its longest winning streak in a year and a half. Health care, energy and technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which extended the S&P 500’s consecutive run of gains to seven days. The benchmark index also ended the week with its second straight weekly gain. Small company stocks did better than the rest of the market. A strong rebound in hiring helped put traders in a buying mood.___The S&P 500 rose 13.35 points, or 0.5%, to 2,892.74. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 40.36 points, or 0.2%, to 26,424.99. The Nasdaq composite climbed 46.91 points, or 0.6%, to 7,938.69. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 15.06 points, or 1%, to 1,582.56.The Associated Press

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