This week we discuss:

-U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December and wage growth gained steam, marking a strong finish to 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/04/saw-strong-job-growth-looks-riskier/?utm_term=.3ed3a7677813

-Small business hiring surges at year-end, ADP reports
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/small-business-hiring-surges-at-year-end-adp-reports/2019/01/03/8b2bd806-0f75-11e9-8f0c-6f878a26288a_story.html?utm_term=.032cbbf18b9b

-Oil rises on trade talks, but gains capped by rising US fuel stockpiles
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/oil-markets-opec-manufacturing-downturn-in-focus.html

-What It Looks Like To Have A Record Number Of Women In The House Of Representatives
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/04/678227272/what-it-looks-like-to-have-a-record-number-of-women-in-the-house-of-representati

-Expect 2019 to be quiet in Congress _ for small business
https://www.apnews.com/29cb6a5efc9c4384a8916524d018b6aa