Even with spotty economic data, the unofficial odds are rising that the Fed will announce plans at its December meeting to taper its bond-buying.» Read More
traders expect to see a fairly merry market clear on through December now that the November jobs report is out of the way.
The stock of a beauty retailer Ulta shed more than 20 percent on Friday and Ulta's balance sheet has been showing red flags for quarters.
A "tougher" Volcker rule takes aim at executives, should the firms have lapses in oversight, according to people familiar with the matter.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Ultimately it is investors who will decide whether Wall Street is ready for the Fed to "taper," or reduce the $85 billion money-printing operation.
Goldman Sachs may be one of the last firms standing as a rocky romance between Wall Street and raw material markets turns sour.
Stocks are rallying on the strong jobs report. What happened to fear of tapering?
In spite of see-sawing following Friday's non-farms report, gold looks poised for its first annual fall in 14 years, with bullion prices down 26 percent since the start of 2013.
The latest employment figures show the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to a five-year low.
The November jobs report confirms the economy is improving, but not enough to push the Fed to remove stimulus this month.
Job creation moved forward again in November, with the U.S. economy adding a better-than-expected 203,000 to the employment rolls.
Happy Jobs Friday, where we're always ready for an upside surprise.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan told CNBC about his ambitious higher learning project. We also look at the new Ford Mustang and the Ron Burgundy effect at Chrysler in Talking Squawk.
Companies making headlines after the bell Thursday:
November's employment report could be good news for the economy but bad news for stocks.
Meditor, a London-based hedge fund that managed $3.1 billion as of July, is liquidating its main funds, according to a letter obtained by CNBC.com
While there's still a war to be fought, the austerity advocates are pretty clearly winning the battle over how to fix the global economy.
Thursday's midday movers:
In honor of today’s anniversary of the repeal of prohibition, here’s a bucket of beer stocks, compliments of Todd Schoenberger.