PULL OUT
DONEZO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is suspending participation in the agreement, starting a six-month countdown to a final U.S. withdrawal. That leaves a slim chance that Russia could end missile programs widely seen as a violation, salvaging the treaty. The United States accuses Moscow of violating the agreement since 2014…WaPo


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300K: The U.S. gained 304,000 new jobs in January — the biggest increase in almost a year — in another show of strength for an economy that’s still growing soundly even in the face of more headwinds… MW

— EXPECTATIONS: Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a modest gain of 172,000 nonfarm jobs, but mainly because hiring in December had seemed so strong.

— WAGES UP: The average wage paid to American workers rose 3 cents to $27.56 an hour. The increase in hourly wage over the past 12 months dipped to 3.2% after holding at a post-recession high of 3.3% in the prior three months, revised figures show.