Former President Clinton advisor and democratic strategist Carrie Wofford, and Rick Berman, The Center for Union Facts, discuss protests for a minimum wage increase.» Read More
*Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, United States. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Brent futures edged higher above $111 a barrel on Friday after a two-day drop as severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States, with traders awaiting a key U.S. jobs report later in the day.
*Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, United States. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Brent futures edged above $111 a barrel on Friday, on course to end the week more than 1 percent higher, as traders awaited a U.S. jobs report later in the day and severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States.
SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Dec 6- The dollar hovered near a five-week low versus a basket of currencies on Friday, with its near-term fortunes riding on whether key U.S. jobs data will bolster the case for the Federal Reserve to start scaling back its monetary stimulus.
*Gold on track for 2 percent weekly decline. SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Gold steadied on Friday after choppy trading in the previous session and was headed for a weekly decline as improving U.S. economic data raised fears of an early end to monetary stimulus.
SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Gold steadied on Friday after choppy trading in the previous session, though was still headed for a weekly decline as improving U.S. economic data raised fears of an early end to monetary stimulus. *Spot gold was up 0.2 percent to $1,226.50 an ounce by 0021 GMT.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Manhattan Institute weighs in on the impact possible false jobs data has on the overall unemployment rate. CNBC's Eamon Javers, weighs in.
CNBC's Eamon Javers provide insight into the process used to calculate the unemployment rate. He says officials will not reveal how much fraud is found in the numbers.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. In addition, a report from the Labor Department showed initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 last week. "The bond market is saying tapering is coming," said Stan Shipley, bond strategist at ISI Group in New York.
Ross Devol of the Milken Institute, digs into the unemployment rate of those without a high school education, and whether raising the minimum wage would discourage people from staying in school. Devol also shares the best cities for jobs.
The minimum wage battle is heating up as tens of thousands of fast-food workers participated in a strike for a higher minimum wage. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on minimum wage laws.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m. Eastern; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m..
What we're seeing now in the job market is a "tale of two economies," the CEO of job-listing site Glassdoor said on CNBC.
Fast-food workers are willing to disrupt the lunchtime rush by protesting outside, reports NBC News' Katy Tur. Workers are striking for a fair minimum wage.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Robert Frank question whether a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers is the solution to the American wealth gap.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Eamon Javers provide insight into how the Fed will examine Friday's jobs data.
How the market is preparing for a potential taper, with David Sadkin, Bel Air Investment Advisors, and CNBC contributor Joe LaVorgna.
Unique insight into Friday's jobs data, with Bill Greenblatt, Sterling Infosystems founder and CEO.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- The euro rose to a one-month high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank left a key interest rate unchanged, disappointing some traders who had hoped for more aggressive easing measures in the euro zone.
*OPEC keeps production target unchanged. *John Kerry: core sanctions against Iran remain in place despite interim deal.
Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO & co-founder, discusses the U.S. economy, today's job market and his company's business model. Hohman says, "Linkedin is about people, Glassdoor is about jobs and companies."