U.S. benchmark 10-year bond prices continued to decline on Thursday, as traders reacted to market news and economic data.» Read More
John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, offers his view on the U.S. economy's health and whether the Fed will continue its easing policies.
Stocks come off their worst week of the new year with investors wondering if the bull market will keep running — or lay down and take a nap.
March’s disappointing jobs report shows the reversal of warm weather hiring, but also some troubling trends that are already sparking talk of more Federal Reserve easing.
The non-farm payroll number for March is up only 120,000 vs. 240,000 (revised) in February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The number is far below expectations of 203,000, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Joe Kernen and Rick Santelli. Private sector jobs were up 121,000 vs. 233,000 in February. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March vs. 8.3 percent in February. And the average workweek in March was 34.5 hours in March vs. 34.6 hours in February.
Spain weighs on the euro and nonfarm payrolls loom - it's time for your FX Fix.
Michelle Girard, RBS; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Andrew Ross Sorkin, The NY Times; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli discuss expectations for today's jobs number. Unemployment is seen as the key to Fed policy.
The jobs report will be released Friday, even though the market is closed for Good Friday. The market is expecting to see another 200,000+ month—another sign that the job market is improving.
The U.S. dollar has had a great week, and this strategist thinks there is more to come.
New Canadian employment data beat forecasts, and that has implications for the U.S. economy and the dollar.
Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank thinks markets are too optimistic about the upcoming U.S. non-farm payrolls data. He forecasts payrolls rose by 180,000 in March, lower than the consensus view of 203,000.
Crude oil had a rough week, but this strategist thinks it won't last. Here's how to play the price drop using currencies.
This strategist believes the Japanese currency is headed for a fall.
Parting shots on deal-making, and building business relationships, with guest host, John Jordan, The Jordan Company.
John Jordan, The Jordan Company chairman and managing principal, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy, the markets, and what's hurting jobs growth, saying businesses are "getting squeezed" by regulations.
If Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stays mum on quantitative easing, here's what to do.
With Greece out of the woods for now, this strategist is eyeing a bullish currency trade.
"We have jobs but not a full recovery,"says Lee Munson, Portfolio chief investment officer, discussing Greece, Friday's markets, stock picks, and the outlook on the U.S. economy, with Jim Lacamp, UBS senior vp investments.
Debating whether an improved employment picture will earn President Obama a second term in office, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary.