Job creation accelerated in February, posting a better-than-expected gain of 175,000 despite expectations that weather would keep the count low.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli provides his thoughts on Friday's jobs numbers.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest employment data.
Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank; Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Ben White, CNBC Contributor, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli, provide their predictions on Friday's jobs number.
Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank; Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Ben White, CNBC Contributor, share their thoughts on what to expect from this morning's employment data, infrastructure spending, and the economy.
*FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on what he learned at the Federal Reserve about long-term economic stability and its part in creating economic bubbles.
*Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil held around $108 a barrel on Friday as investors balanced supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis with seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on the impact of weather on the employment report.
The fast growing aviation industry is hiring, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson, with a look at how one company is benefiting from the growth and training workers.
Chris Rupkey, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and Jim O'Sullivan, High Frequency Economics, provide their forecast on Friday's jobs report and discuss whether this winter's harsh weather will likely impact the data, and if it will impact Fed policy on tapering.
*Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil edged lower to around $108 a barrel on Friday as seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February trumped supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis.
Here are five vital signs that help capture the state of the job market to date.
TOKYO, March 7- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh five-week high on Friday as a weak yen lifted risk appetites following better-than-expected U.S. jobless claims and the European Central Bank's decision to keep its rates unchanged. The Nikkei ended 0.9 percent higher at 15,274.07, the highest closing level since Jan. 29.
TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, March 7- The euro held steady near a two-month high against the dollar on Friday, pausing in the wake of a European Central Bank inspired rally, as trade turned cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data.
TOKYO, March 7- Asian stocks rose on Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's gains the previous day, but investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report later in the session.
*Dollar firm versus yen, Ukraine wariness seen capping gains. TOKYO, March 7- The euro hovered near a two-month high against the dollar early on Friday following a relief rally when the European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged. The euro stood at $1.3860, within a stone's throw of a two-month peak of $1.3873 hit on Thursday just after the ECB decision.
*Staples, Costco shares fall after results, drag on Nasdaq. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at yet another record on better-than-expected jobless claims data and the European Central Bank's move to keep rates unchanged.
Higher Wages Alliance Chairman Ron Unz, makes the case for a higher minimum wage in California. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera pushes back.
NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record high after better-than-expected jobless claims data ahead of Friday's closely watched nonfarm payrolls report. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 63.90 points, or 0.39 percent, to close unofficially at 16,424.08.
*Staples, Costco shares down after results, weigh on Nasdaq. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record after better-than-expected jobless claims data ahead of Friday's all important nonfarm payrolls report.