Happy Jobs Friday, where we're always ready for an upside surprise.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela, a great capitalist. (Moneyweb)
Speaking of jobs, life is about to get tougher for the long-term unemployed. (Las Vegas Sun)
And it's even tougher in Spain, where 20,000 people recently applied for 400 Ikea jobs. (NPR)
Fast-food workers aren't doing much better. But would a $15-an-hour wage really help? (Forbes)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.
Swiss Re's report called the impact of low-rate dollar-cheapening policies "indisputable."
Professional and the mom-and-pop crowd have developed a starkly different view about which way stocks are heading.
Investors put more money into new hedge funds in 2014 than any year since 2004.
Hedge funds are focused on currencies over bonds in anticipation of the Fed's long-awaited interest rate increase.
Outflows from equity-based funds in 2015 have reached their highest level since 2009, thanks to a seesaw market.
CEO John Chen says he's happy with BlackBerry's performance now that it has posted a second-straight quarterly profit.
The Fed finds itself in an uncomfortable position heading into its first rate-hiking cycle in nearly a decade.