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The growing deficit and broken tax policies are killing job creation and causing long term damage to the middle class of the US, Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, told CNBC Friday.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, has seen a lot in his nearly 50 years in the markets. Recently, he sat down with CNBC's Bob Pisani to offer his take on the last year's events and, fortunately, provide a little perspective.
The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.
Fewer states reported unemployment-rate increases in September than the previous four months, signaling a turning point may be near, according to a government report Wednesday.
Unemployment rates rose last month in 23 states and fell in 19 as the economy struggled to create jobs in the early stages of recovery.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
There are signs the nation's factories are stirring from one of the worst recessions in decades. If nothing else, hints of a rebound at big industrial firms will boost the stock market and lift people's 401ks.
About half the Dow 30 and a quarter of the S&P 500 report next week, and analysts expect the majority of those companies—from a broad range of industries—to continue beating expectations.
Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.
One benefit of the recession is that inflation is nowhere to be seen, as consumer prices have barely grown in months.
The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, the first year without one since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
The Dow crossed the 10,000 level and all of sudden the bears grew quieter.
Lessons learned so far about about jobs "saved or created" by the federal government's economic stimulus program is that a majority of the numbers involve the "saved" part. The money has plugged budgets and staved off serious layoffs, especially in education.
Intel's earnings beat should help stocks Wednesday but focus will quickly shift to J.P. Morgan's report, ahead of the opening bell.
New York Fed President Dudley said, 'the introduction of a contingent capital instrument seems likely to hold real promise' when speaking of the improvements in the regulatory capital framework in New York.
The positive side of the weak greenback story should show up this week, as a parade of multinationals report earnings.
The stock market may be up, U.S. service industries may be recovering, banks may be lending again and housing prices holding. But one major piece of the recovery puzzle is still missing: a brighter employment picture.
State officials worked into the weekend as part of the most ambitious effort ever to calculate, in real time, the effect of a government spending program. From 11 jobs repaving a road in Caldwell, Texas, to one job helping run Utah food banks, to states were required to say exactly what became of billions in government aid.
This is the week the market will make its big push, as positive earnings surprises will send it higher and carry it through the rest of the year, said Marc Pado, US markets strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald.