The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent, because the number of self-employed jumped dramatically. With the economy growing so slowly many of these are likely workers laid off during the economic collapse who have established home-based businesses.
This morning, it's all about politics. The second the nonfarm payroll report came out, I got the blasts: 7.8 percent unemployment good news for the White House, 103,000 change in private payrolls (poor number) positive for Republicans. Let's just leave it at that.
Zynga is in trouble, and that’s not great for Facebook, which can thank Zynga for 14 percent of its revenues in the first six months of 2012.
The iShares Silver Trust has been active for months, and upside option activity in the exchange-traded fund is lighting up our systems once again.
With new sets of regulation for the banking sector both in Europe and in the U.K., investors can be forgiven for not knowing which firms are best placed for the new laws. But one analyst has given CNBC his top tips for those banks ready for change.
I asked Larry about all kinds of topics, from the presidential debates to the U.S. economy to his own personal investments.
Facebook's announcement that it has hit 1 billion users has generated a media storm. The number — though massive and round, a beacon of Facebook's immense scale — isn't really news.
Facebook, which announced on Thursday it has reached 1 billion users, has increasingly been in the public eye lately and increased its focus on revenue. But one analyst cautioned investors against thinking that this would result in immediate gains for the company.
Do stock bulls have clear sailing into Election Day? That's what some traders think we have.
Healthcare moving on debates. Governor Romney's performance last night has investors in certain healthcare sectors a bit nervous. Obamacare is perceived to be a positive for hospitals, slight negative for HMOs. Today, that trade is being reversed: hospital stocks are down, HMOs are up
Uncertainty is ruling the day across the globe and that is what’s driving market volatility
The fundamental face of shopping malls is beginning to change; rather than just retail with a food court, malls are now becoming entertainment destinations.
Struggling small businesses and a stagnant job market cannot wait for Washington policymakers to remedy what ails the U.S. economy, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.
I consider it my duty to keep you informed of the upcoming end of the world. The signs are everywhere.
The consensus is that Governor Romney did well in the debates last night; while Europe is meandering on either side of positive or negative, U.S. stocks are higher.
Toys ‘R Us is the latest retailer to begin offering streaming and downloading video for sale.
The Kraft erroneous trades: a bad algorithm, or a lack of liquidity?
Although the share of Harvard MBA graduates who took jobs on Wall Street this year shrank to 31 percent, that’s still high enough to trigger a sell signal in the famous Harvard Business School contrarian market indicator.
The International Air Transport Association lifted its 2012 global outlook. But what about headwinds from Europe and China?
We watch political debates hoping the candidates say something new. They rarely do. Zzzzzz. So why watch if they're just going to say the same old thing? To take part in a national drinking game.