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Dollar, shares improve after bullish U.S. payrolls

U.S. and European stock markets trimmed losses after slightly better than expected U.S. jobs figures on Friday, but indices of world shares still looked set to end their first full week of 2015 in the red.

Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

REUTERS - Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a gruelling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Formula E boss not cheesed off with Vettel despite snub

While Sebastian Vettel has turned his nose up at Formula E, describing the electric car racing series as "cheese", its chief executive hopes the four-times world Formula One champion would one day get behind the wheel of a battery-powered race car.

NYMEX-U.S. crude gains more than 1 percent on robust jobs data

U.S. crude futures rose more than 1 percent to above $49 a barrel on Friday as robust jobs data boosted the outlook for the world's largest economy, but the contract is set to record its seventh straight weekly drop in the face of a global supply glut.