What's On: Manure, Banks, Education and Australia's PM

Jason Gewirtz|Senior Producer
Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

Here's what's up on Thursday's Squawk on the Street:

--Jobless claims. We'll get first reactions from traders and investors all over the world. It's a number Senior Economics reporter Steve Liesman says is one of the most telling for Wall Street and Washington. We'll break it down for you.

--We're doing a segment called "betting the farm." We're talking about CF Industries, they do manure and the stock's on fire right now. Plus earnings from retailer Buckle. This company does the bulk of its business in the heartland near farming communities. They also have been doing well and they're reporting numbers Thursday morning.

We're also watching the financials closely after a pretty decent week for the sector, so far. On our list: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and more... should they be on your list too? A Senate committee will be focusing on Bridgepoint Education. It's a "for profit education" company. We've done a lot of work on this sector. We're talking about whether the companies are really doing a decent job doing what they say they do... plus we're looking at the sector from a Wall Street perspective, it's been beaten down heavily in the last few months.

It's also the topic of today's Street Poll: Do you think government oversight would help give "for-profit education" degrees a little more value in the working world? Share your opinion.

Erin Burnett has an interview with the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. She's talking about currencies, commodities, her country's commitment in Afghanistan and the situation in Libya. We have a lot going on, watch us starting at 9am eastern.

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