NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose by the most since February 2015, exceeding the expectations of economists polled by Reuters, and earlier this week data showed private employers in the United States added 156,000 jobs in April, the weakest gain in three years. "Between those, it signals that the number we get... » Read More
Whether or not policymakers reach a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” here’s how the “Futures Now” traders are positioning themselves.
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What needs to be done now to ensure the economy does not go over the fiscal cliff, and the odds the House will pass a Senate bill on middle class tax cuts, with Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).
Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, says the most important thing to do to help the U.S. economy is to "extend the middle class tax cuts." He also says Social Security is not driving the deficit, and should not be a part of the fiscal cliff talks.
Assessing the risks and results if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with Russ Koesterich, BlackRock; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and CNBC's Mary Thompson.
A look at what traders are watching ahead of the opening bell, with CNBC's Rick Santell, and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses what investors need to look for when trading this holiday season.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on Tuesday made a very clear statement for investors, says Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners.
A new report suggests that five years of gloomy headlines and negative sentiment have combined to create a collective “state of shock” among investors.
The global economy will be stuck in a “twilight zone” of sluggish growth in 2013, Morgan Stanley has warned.
Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank thinks riskier assets will benefit should Washington reach an agreement on the U.S. fiscal cliff.
"Balance doesn't mean you move one hundred percent to a bond portfolio," said Jonathan Baum, CEO of BNY Mellon Dreyfus, explaining why investors should add equities to their investments.
CNBC's Rick Santell talks with Harry Clark, Clark Capital Management, about the ways investors can protect their interest in bond funds.