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.
Jefferies is backing a former SAC executive despite its own struggle with insider trading at an internal hedge fund.
Hedge funds that bet on corporate events have long been industry darlings; clients remain bullish despite July losses.
Wall Street banks may appear to be offering higher salaries to junior employees, but the increase may not be as generous as it looks.
Investors may be warming up to the stock market, but they're taking the safe way in.
CNBC's Patti Domm and Jeff Cox discuss the jobs report and the current dilemma of long-term unemployment.
CNBC's Patti Domm and Jeff Cox discuss the recent GDP numbers and what factors have been affecting it.
Investors give and investors take away, and nowhere has that been more true lately than in value stocks.
The lack of volume in this market might make it hard for the rally to continue, says veteran trader Art Cashin.
The mid-term election will be a disappointment—but that's a good thing for Wall Street, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.
Charles Schwab has lost a case against Morgan Stanley, accusing it of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab San Francisco branch.