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Stocks rose with the dollar, as traders viewed the May jobs report as strong enough to signal more economic growth, but not so strong as to push the Fed toward tapering.
What today's jobs data means for Fed policy and the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Despite anticipation of a spring-into-summer swoon, the U.S. economy continued to create jobs at a relatively strong pace in May, adding 175,000 positions as the unemployment rate ticked higher to 7.6 percent.
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.
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