Good morning. We'll start with our quote of the day from journalist Barry C. Forbes: "Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living." Something to remember for those working 10 hour days.
Now--here's what's ahead for the day on cnbc.com and CNBC-TV. Like "Waiting for Godot" we are waiting for the U.S. jobs report for November. It comes out at 8:30 a.m. ET and we'll have reaction. The numbers should give us an indication on the state of the U.S. economy and what the Fed might do next week at their meeting.
Guests today include U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on "Morning Call." He'll talk about his upcoming trip to China--and the state of the U.S. economy. Also--Abby Joseph Cohn from Goldman Sachs is on "Squawk on the Street." She'll give her opinion on stocks for 2007.
We're following the FDA Stent conference--CNBC's Mike Huckman has been updating us with the latest and he'll have more details today on the FDA giving it's okay for using the drug-coated stents. Be sure and check out his blog--Pharma's Market--after reading the story here.
And Timothy Evnin--a fund manager from Excelsior Mid Cap Value and Restructuring will have some "hidden gems' in the market on "Morning Call."