*Family Dollar rejects Dollar General buyout offer. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, after jobless claims data pointed to continued improvement in the labor market and before the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.» Read More
The Department of Labor said it inadvertently released initial jobless claims numbers on an agency website a a day prior to its official Thursday release.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on weekly jobless claims and international trade. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services director, discuss the data and its impact on U.S. markets.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, discusses the outlook on the economy on the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutshce Bank chief U.S. economist.
Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, provide their predictions on this morning's jobs number and take a look at who's hiring and who's not.
CNBC'S Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment, and discusses its impact on the markets, with Bruce Kasman, JP Morgan chief economist. Also, Steve Liesman reports on the latest comments from Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president.
Richard Haas, Council on Foreign Relations president, weighs in on the euro crisis, health of the global economy and emerging market disappointments.
CNBC's Rick Santelli takes a look at the 35,000 drop in weekly jobless claims, and the boost in June's durable goods, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Kelly Evans; including a slew of earnings and economic data due out today on jobless claims, durable goods, and pending home sales.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on weekly jobless claims, up 34,000 for the week ending July 14, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Where can investors find profits in the market? Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial, and Bob Doll, BlackRock, weigh in. "I think we are getting decent news from technology, health care, and even earnings," says Doll.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on initial jobless claims and June's import price data.
Breaking down the details of the Fed's FOMC minutes, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan, Brian Shactman, Rick Santelli, and PIMCO's Bill Gross.
In this excerpt from a live interview of "Street Signs" just after the release of FOMC minutes, Pimco's Bill Gross says the Federal Reserve isn't factoring in the negative economic effects of very low interest rates.
As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.
The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.
Some economists are raising their estimates for the June jobs report but even if the number is better than expected, “I don’t think that would take QE off the table," one strategist said.
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses today's major headlines, including surprisingly strong employment data from ADP, disappointing June same store sales data from retailers, and Apple is reportedly preparing to produce a new tablet computer with a screen smaller than 8 inches, with Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal.
CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Stuart Hoffman, PNC Financial Services chief economist, break down the data on jobless claims and discuss what it indicates about jobs creation and the health of the U.S. economy.
Weighing in on the Bank of England leaving key interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent and increasing its asset purchase program total to 375 billion pounds, with Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent, and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist.
"I'm short the euro," says Jim Iuorio, Director; TJM Institutional Services, discussing the ECB's rate-cut decision, and weighing in on how U.S. jobs numbers will impact the markets.