BRASILIA, April 17- Brazil's jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in March as fewer people sought jobs, highlighting a trend that has helped keep unemployment near record lows despite weak economic growth. Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate declined in March to 5.0 percent from 5.1 percent in February, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.» Read More
Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.
Finally, the economy appears to be delivering jobs—adding 222,000 private sector jobs and 192,000, after losses in government are subtracted, in February.
Big economic-growth stats are trumping oil prices and the Mideast tinderbox. In optimistic trading on Thursday, stocks soared nearly 200 Dow points. Oil barely fell to just under $102 a barrel. Know what? The market may be shouting out that the recent oil spike is not going to derail economic recovery.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
These five data points lead the "Mad Money" host to believe the market is on the up-and-up.
Talking jobs with the maestro, welcoming 'Melo to MSG and cheering the ad dollars. Here's some of what we’re watching—and that you should be watching as well.
Retailers mark up to avoid a mark down, stocks tango with oil, the ramp-up to Jobs Friday, the man behind the world's biggest hedge fund and the rebel with the motorcycle. Here's some of what we’re watching—and which, therefore, you should as well.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says a House Republicans plan to cut $61 billion in federal spending this year would reduce economic growth and cause job losses.
Small business employment has made gains in the last 12 consecutive months, but what will ADP data show? Joel Prakken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss.
Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companies adopted years ago, reports the New York Times.
This is a day-by-day look into what Cramer plans to monitor in the days ahead.
The recent spike in crude oil prices will be evident in headline inflation gauges but will have a "very limited effect on core" ones, former Fed vice chairman Don Kohn told CNBC Friday.
For the first time in out five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure. So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.
Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.
Discussing optimism among U.S. businesses and the challenges that still remain, with H. Wayne Huizenga, Huizenga Holdings chairman.
By most measures, including key ones such as sales and jobs growth, the great growth engine of the American economy in the past four decades is still in a recovery mode—not an expansionary one., as is the manufacturing sector.
Casting about for innovative job-creation ideas, President Barack Obama is naming one of his critics to an advisory council responsible for finding new ways to promote economic growth and bring jobs to the U.S.
In his new book "WORKAROUNDS THAT WORK: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work," Russell Bishop writes if you're without a job - maybe it's time to consider a "workaround" - a new way of thinking to remove those mental and physical blocks that prevent you from getting a job - even if what's preventing you from getting a job is...YOU.
You greet the job applicant in the lobby: "Did you have any trouble finding us?" you ask. You're the interviewer, and you've got two questions—this isn't one of them. This is a filler.
"The simplest answer is that during normal times, we would see inflation," says one economist. "What people are missing is these are not normal times."