"The economy is stronger than you think," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday, staying close to a 6-1/ 2 year low touched the prior week.» Read More
Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief market strategist, offers insight on the biggest drag on today's markets: jobless claims.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche and Courtney Reagan report on the latest market action, including gold prices losing steam after hitting the $1650 mark.
Breaking down the latest numbers on jobless claims, which fell to 386,000, with Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief.
Discussing Thursday morning's major economic reports, including jobless claims and existing home sales, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist.
Weekly jobless claims fell to 386,000, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management and Brian Levitt, Oppenheimer Funds.
A preview of what investors can expect from the FOMC meeting today, the Fed's bond-buying program, and how it could impact your portfolio, with Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Kelly Evans.
The Gallup Poll's top economist sees a big unemployment jump to 9.1%. Discussing Friday's jobs report and how to keep Americans working, with CNBC'S Rick Santelli, and John Lonski, Moody's Analytics chief economist.
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on Wall Street regulation, austerity and ISM data.
Debating whether extending the unemployment benefits raises the unemployment rate, with fmr Sen. Byron Dorgan, (D-ND), and Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity.
Discussing the rising numbers of Americans receiving government checks, and whether the U.S. is becoming a nation of dependents, with Robert Reich, fmr Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal sr. economic writer.
Insight on some promising employment reports, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why durable goods and personal income data is weaker than expected. Mario Gabelli & CNBC's Rick Santelli also weighs in.
Good U.S. news is positive for the market, but fears about Europe can still bring it down, Cramer says.
Jeffrey Joerres, Chairman, President & CEO of ManpowerGroup gives his perspective on the U.S. jobs markets.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the trade before Friday's jobs report; the play on mid-day market movers; and Mexican business magnate, Carlos Slim increases his stake in the New York Times.
Breaking down the jobless claims numbers and revised second quarter productivity, with Jim Iuorio, CME Group, Constance Hunter, Aladdin Capital, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.
A look ahead at Friday's employment report and it's impact on the markets, with Scott Bauer, SIB Equity Options.
A preview of next week's economic data and its impact on the markets, with Rod Smyth, Riverfront Investment Group, and Pau Morilla-Giner, London & Capital.
Chris Johnson, JK Investment Group director of research says the markets are oversold and there are stocks you should be buying now.
A technical look at the market's record-breaking close, with Jordan Kotick, Barclays Capital, and the CNBC's news team with details on where the markets go from here.