In economic news:

In the third quarter of 2017, private sector firms with fewer than 50 employees had a net employment decrease of 176,000, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. Firms with 50 to 249 employees had a net employment decrease of 57,000. Firms with 250 or more employees had a net employment increase of 36,000. Of the 1.3 million net jobs created over the four quarters ended September 2017, firms with fewer than 50 employees contributed 32.0 percent of net job growth, firms with 50 to 249 employees contributed 26.0 percent, and firms with 250 or more employees contributed 42.0 percent.

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