CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The bull market continues, in spite of bad winter weather and the situation in Ukraine. Auto sales were mixed, while Radio Shack & Staples announced they would be closing a number of stores. And the SAT made changes this week, going back to a total 1600 score and making the essay portion optional.» Read More
NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. Employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls last month after creating 129,000 new positions in January, the Labor Department said on Friday.
US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER PAYROLLS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.80 PERCENT.
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.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on the impact of weather on the employment report.
China allowed the country's first corporate bond default, hurting small investors in a step toward making its financial system more market-oriented.
U.S. Treasury yields rose following the release of U.S. non-farm payrolls employment report.
Michael Woolfolk, Managing Director and Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon, says the euro will be on an uptrend, after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged on Thursday.
Investors cut $147 billion of municipal bonds in the fourth quarter, compared to $83.1 billion the previous quarter.
Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday as fears over a war in Ukraine abated, helping drive benchmark yields to their highest levels in a week, and as traders prepared for Friday's key non-farm payrolls report. Markets await the results from a referendum vote due in 10 days that will decide whether Crimea will become a part of Russia.
WASHINGTON, March 6- Individual investors have been fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market for more than a year, and data released by the Federal Reserve on Thursday shows they now hold the smallest amount of the debt in more than seven years.
*Diplomatic talks on Ukraine also weigh on Bunds. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose and the euro hit a 10- week high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank took no fresh steps to ease monetary policy in the face of persistently low inflation.
*Traders unwind Ukraine bids before Friday payroll data. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday as investors unwound safe-haven bids spurred by the Ukraine crisis ahead of Friday's key nonfarm payrolls report and following data showing fewer Americans than expected filed new claims for jobless benefits.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, after the release of this morning's initial jobless claims data. Also a look at why the euro is in "break out mode."
Toyota Motor is prepping the first-ever "green bond" in the U.S. auto asset-backed security (ABS) market.
ECB president Mario Draghi says the key ECB interest rate will remain at "present or lower levels for an extended period of time" to assist the moderate recovery in the euro zone.
*Diplomatic talks in Ukraine also weigh on safe-haven debt. LONDON, March 6- German government bond yields rose on Thursday, led higher by the European Central Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold and as talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine dampened demand for safe-havens.
The European Central Bank has left its main interest rate unchanged. Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, offers his reaction.
Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for the U.K. and Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, react to the Bank of England's decision to keep its key interest rate unchanged.