February 6th, 2016
Episode 633 of 864 episodes
US employers added a shade over 150,000 jobs in January - but the number was further evidence of a deceleration after months of impressive gains. The spin on Twitter from the US Labor Department was that the US economy has now seen 71 consecutive months of private sector job growth. And the administration is also pointing to another tiny drop in the unemployment rate - down to 4.9 per cent, the lowest rate since February 2008. Economist Diane Swonk gives her view from Chicago. Carnival in Brazil is usually a four-day celebration - a time to get out in the street, make a lot of noise, maybe have a small glass of something fortifying. But it's also a time of recession, double-digit inflation and high unemployment - so while places like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are still planning de luxe parades, dozens of smaller cities have cancelled carnival. Daniel Gallas reports from Cabo Frio, a beach town close to Rio, one of the many places where carnival is taking a break this year. The most expensive Ferrari ever is up for auction in Paris, and is expected to sell for around 30m. Our reporter Theo Leggett explains why the car is so sought after. And there's our regular round up of the week's news, with John Authers, senior investment correspondent at the FT in New York, and Anne Bagamery, Senior Editor at the International New York Times in Paris.
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