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January's nonfarm payroll report was within expectations, with a loss of 20,000 jobs. The unemployment rate, which comes from a completely different survey, was 9.7 percent, a 5-month low , down from 10.0 percent, and was a bit of a puzzle.
Stock futures pared losses following news that the economy lost 20,000 jobs in January while the actual unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent.
Global stocks were lower on Friday, with Asian markets hitting five-month lows, as investors dumped riskier assets after growing sovereign debt problems in the euro zone and rising U.S. jobless claims sparked jitters about the global recovery.
The January jobs report could turn the tide for markets Friday, but traders say there's a lingering global risk aversion that won't easily fade away.
The brutal sell-off on Wall Street on Thursday, which resulted in the Dow losing 4-percent so far year-to-date, could very well be the mythical correction we've been hearing about for months.
The Dow fell below 10,000 for the first time since last November amid worries about the US job market and Europe's ability to get a grip on its debt. The blue-chip index is now down over 4 percent for the year.
Small caps are getting pricey, but there's still opportunities to be found, says Citigroup strategist Lori Calvasina.
Optimism on the jobs report is fading. Traders noting that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said earlier today there could be big revisions in the jobs report out tomorrow. Some are saying total job losses could be near 8 million, as opposed to 7.2 million currently reported. Plus: Is Greece the new subprime?
January retail same store sales: how could the numbers be so far off? Retailers, for the most part, reported numbers higher than expected, in some cases WAY HIGHER than expected. How could sell-side analysts, who provide the estimates, be so far off? There's two problems...
GDP growth rates and estimates have been ratcheted up and we expect the trend to continue, said Hank Smith, chief investment officer of Haverford Investments. He is bullish on U.S. stocks and offered his top stock plays.
Investors applauded as dozens of firms, including Time Warner and Pitney Bowes, raised their dividends in the last few days. Are financial firms next in line? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, shared his views.
Now is a good time for investors to be overweight the health care and big financial sectors, said Doug Sandler, co-founder of Riverfront Investment Group. He shared his sector picks and pans.
The rise in job losses, grim prospects for Social Security benefits, and paltry personal savings has created a situation where many Boomers must put off retirement from the workforce because they simply cannot afford it.
Technology bellwether Cisco reported earnings and sales on Wednesday that topped analysts’ expectations. Does this signal better news for the rest of the sector? David Eiswert, vices president and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates shared his favorite tech plays.
Markets opened lower on Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report. How is unemployment affecting the markets? Kelly Campbell, founder, principal and CEO of Campbell Wealth Management and David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds shared their insights.
S&P 500 futures lost about 4 points on the disappointing weekly initial jobless claims number. Sovereign debt issues, which popped up again yesterday, are back down in a big way today: Portugal down 3.2 percent, Spain down 2.6 percent, Greece down 1.7 percent. European banks are weak.
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Futures fell sharply Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report.
Comcast failed to hold early gains yesterday, prompting one bear to make a large bet against the stock late in the session.
Global stocks were lower on Thursday with the euro hitting a 7-month low against the dollar as concerns intensified that Greece's fiscal problems could spread to other highly-indebted euro zone countries.