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The economy added 157,000 new jobs in January. Not quite as many as many economists had hoped and the unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent. NBC's Tom Costello reports. (Nightly News)
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should leave combat power intact as long as possible to press an anti-Taliban offensive. NBC's Athena Jones reports. (msnbc tv)
Jan. 7: Many of the nation's top retailers are reporting modest sales gains for December. Cnbc's Jane Wells reports.