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  • *Employers add 126,000 jobs in March. NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. Labor Department data showed U.S. employers added just 126,000 jobs in March, the fewest in more than a year.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Friday after a weaker-than-expected March employment report, in thin trading that nonetheless suggests a weak open for stocks on Monday. "With regards to the economy, a poor jobs report, while a surprise relative to consensus, is not a surprise given the weak economic data prints we've seen of late," said Dan...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, which could heighten concerns over the recent slowdown in economic growth and delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 126,000 last month, the smallest gain since December 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • LONDON, April 3- Gold prices firmed on Friday in holiday-thinned trading, after data showing U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in over a year in March fueled speculation that a U.S. interest rate hike may be delayed. Non-farm payrolls increased by 126,000 last month, the smallest gain since December 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Friday, with benchmark 10- year yields hitting nearly two-month lows after weaker-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data for March. U.S. 10- year Treasury note yields dropped to 1.8 percent, their lowest since Feb. 6, after the Labor Department's U.S. employment report showed employers added just 126,000 jobs in...

  • Ouch! Job creation big letdown in March Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan in New York City.

    The sputtering U.S. economy created just 126,000 jobs in March as bad weather, weak consumer spending and flailing corporate profits resulted in the worst report since 2013.

  • *Payroll gains smallest since December 2013. WASHINGTON, April 3- U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil prices, which could delay an anticipated interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 126,000 last month, the...

  • What is Code Louisville?   Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    What is Code Louisville?

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, is working to fix the high tech skills gap with its program "Code Louisville." Mayor Fischer explains how people can get trained to code.

  • TOKYO, April 3- The dollar stuck to its recent ranges in holiday-thinned trading on Friday and stocks edged up as investors awaited key U.S. employment figures for possible clues on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was up 0.3...

  • *Investors look to payrolls data due on Good Friday. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks bounced on Thursday after two days of declines following encouraging data on the labor market, but mixed data this week kept investors on edge before Friday's key payrolls report. The index rose 0.9 percent, helped by gains in CarMax.

  • *Oil slips as Iran talks back in focus. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday after two sessions of losses, as a fall in jobless claims raised optimism ahead of a key payrolls report, while oil tumbled on fears of worsening oversupply if sanctions over Iran's nuclear program are dropped. "The jobless claims numbers continue to point to improved labor...

  • Where will the jobs weakness be?   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    Where will the jobs weakness be?

    Matt Ferguson, CareerBuilder CEO, and Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, discuss expectations for Friday's jobs report.

  • The week ahead: Apple Watch arrives   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The week ahead: Apple Watch arrives

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. March Madness wraps up Monday, as Major League Baseball opens its new season. And the Apple Watch hits stores.

  • *Investors look to payrolls data due on Good Friday. The S&P consumer discretionary index, up 0.7 percent, was among the day's better-performing indexes, helped by gains in CarMax shares. Oil prices fell as much as 4 percent after global powers negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran called for a news conference after over a week of talks in Switzerland.

  • *Oil slips as Iran talks back in focus. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks snapped back on Thursday after two sessions of losses, as a fall in jobless claims boosted optimism ahead of a key payrolls report, while oil tumbled on fears of worsening oversupply if sanctions over Iran's nuclear program are dropped. "People are looking ahead to the jobs report and right now it...

  • What happens tomorrow after jobs?   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    What happens tomorrow after jobs?

    Paul Richards, head of FX & credit distribution at UBS, looks ahead to Friday's jobs data. Michael Block, Rhino Trading Partners, chief strategist, weighs in.

  • *Oil slips as Iran talks back in focus. Data showing an unexpected fall in the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits boosted sentiment before the U.S. Labor Department's non-farm payrolls report for March, which will be released on the Good Friday holiday. "People are looking ahead to the jobs report and right now it would be a surprise if...

  • As McDonald's ups pay, pressure for franchises? Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Customers visit a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas.

    As McDonald's plans a pay raise for 10 percent of its U.S. restaurants, will the move extend to its individually-owned franchises?

  • *Trade deficit falls to $35.4 billion, smallest since 2009. "Today's report reinforces our view that labor market conditions continue to improve despite recent disappointments in a number of indicators related to GDP growth," said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 20,000 to a seasonally...

  • *Benchmark 10- year yields retreat from 2- month lows. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. In light trading ahead of Friday's frequently market moving U.S. monthly employment report, prices of 10- year Treasuries were last off 9/ 32 and yielding 1.8987 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data.