U.S. manufacturing output rose for a second straight month in March, a sign of recovery from a long winter.» Read More
The modestly improving jobs outlook is enough to send stocks higher at the open, while prompting bond yields to move up -- and keep Fed tapering talk alive in the market.
"Today's report shows that the economy is continuing to recover," said Alan Krueger, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, commenting on today's better-than-expected employment report.
Investors may have overreacted recently to the possibility of the U.S. Federal Reserve winding down its asset-buying stimulus, a top U.S. central bank official said.
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Friday that the central bank should taper its $85 billion a month bond buying even if the economy is not ready for it.
There are rip-your-face-off rallies and then there are the rip-your-face-off retreats—the kind Wall Street experienced Thursday during a brief but vicious yen surge.
That love affair between stocks and the dollar may be heading for the rocks now that expectations are dimming that the Fed is planning an early end to easy money.
Even as federal budget cuts put the squeeze on government hiring, private employers are creating new jobs at a steady, but painfully slow, pace.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity.
ETFs create "wild gyrations" that make investors nervous, Starwood Capital's Barry Sternlicht tells CNBC.
Leading market experts and economists interviewed on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday offered their predictions on the Fed, the economy, and stocks.
The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in May for the third month in a row, a report on Thursday showed.
Warning signs for stocks have been flashing as the market settles into what could finally be the pullback traders have been looking for through most of this year.
Real estate and banking grew but a strong level of hiring was still hard to find amid "modest to moderate" economic growth, according to the Fed's latest economic observations.
Activity in the US services sector picked up slightly in May, though growth was lackluster. A separate report showed that new orders for US factory goods rose in April.
The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.
U.S. labor-related costs fell in the first quarter by the most in four years, but nonfarm productivity rose modestly.
The 1967 "summer of love" may have initiated a major political and cultural shift, but 2013 looks set to produce a sizeable change in investors' blood pressure.
The Fed can't fear that the market will be unhappy if it doesn't get more "monetary cocaine," the Dallas Fed president said.
Bulls cheered as stocks defied the "sell in May and go away" pattern, and traders say investors may not have to worry about a "June swoon" either.
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