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Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker said on Wednesday a case for a rate hike increase in September is strong.
Job openings increased in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Wednesday.
Larry Hatheway, chief economist at GAM, joined CNBC PRO to discuss the key investment trends he expects to develop in the next twelve months.
Economists say uncertainty over the Fed is one of many reasons the ECB could be in wait-and-see mode this month.
The U.S. has found out the hard way how political instability can affect creditworthiness.
Goldman economists step back from their bold call for a Fed rate hike this month after a surprisingly weak report on service sector activity.
Even the drama of the monthly employment report on Friday did little to move interest rates or the mortgage market.
Former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher tells CNBC: "I don't think I have much of a choice here.
Speculation is building that the Fed may hike rates in September, but one trader begs to differ.
Goldman Sachs economists believe Fed officials were intentionally sending a strong signal about raising rates in September.
After a plunge in manufacturing activity, the much bigger services sector showed a surprise massive slowing in growth in August, raising new warnings on the economy.
Nonfarm payrolls increased just 151,000 for the month, extending the futility August has experienced over the years.
The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in July, offering further evidence that economic growth picked up early in the third quarter.
The government said that the August unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent. But that leaves out some important information.
Using Kensho, a hedge fund analytics tool, CNBC Pro looked for how securities perform on jobs report days.
The number of Americans filing for benefits rose last week, pointing to sustained labor strength that could push the Fed closer to raising rates.
U.S. labor costs grew much faster than initially thought in the second quarter while worker productivity slumped.
The number of layoffs announced by U.S.-based companies fell in August to the lowest level since May, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports.
Economists on Wednesday backed Mohamed El-Erian's call that the Fed is likely to hike rates if Friday's jobs report is strong.
Companies added 177,000 positions for the month, just above Wall Street expectations for 175,000.
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