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  • 'Volatile' US Payrolls Will Impact Bonds: Strategist

    "(Payroll data) is important as in (bond) market moving, it's such a volatile number and indeed prone to significant backward revisions that it is certainly one of the more market sensitive numbers of the month and it's well away from consensus in either direction the (bond) markets will certainly react," John Wraith, Fixed Income Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research told CNBC Friday.

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    The current UK depression will be the longest since at least the first world war. Without a dramatic surge in growth, it is also quite likely to generate a bigger cumulative loss of output than the “great depression”, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • With the government's jobs report due Friday, the Fast traders looked at what to expect and where it will send the market.

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    The Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile may be motivated by the desire of the Obama administration to preserve jobs in a weak economy.

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    Much has been made around Wall Street about the impact the Verizon strike will have on what is likely to be a woeful August jobs report.

  • Here’s an encouraging sign on the job front: The number of people leaving their jobs because they want to — not because they were laid off or fired — jumped from last year. Finally, it's a quitter's market!

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    The outlook for the nonfarm payroll report due Friday isn't what it once was. Here's what it might mean for the Fed, and the dollar.

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    If President Obama wants to create more jobs and fix the economy, he should "put down a marker" and fight the Republicans in Congress, Robert Reich told CNBC Thursday.

  • Countdown to Jobs Friday

    Perspective on Friday's jobs report and unemployment in the U.S., with Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor.

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    New jobs data will be reported Friday, and investors are guardedly optimistic. Here's how to trade the glass-half-full mood.

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    The private sector created 91,000 jobs last month, a shade below expectations, according to a report from ADP that sets the stage for a likely weak report the government will release Friday.

  • ADP Numbers: Employment Up 91,000

    The numbers are tepid and disappointing but not unexpected, says Joel Prakken, Macroeconomic Advisers chairman, who says it is not impossible that we are in a recession but the likelihood is very small.

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    Inflation in the 17 euro countries remained steady at 2.5 percent in August, adding to expectations the European Central Bank will hold off from raising interest rates — and may even consider cutting them — as economic growth slows.

  • Chicago Fed: In Favor of QE3?

    Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says more quantitative easing is needed because the economy is going sideways and jobs are in recession, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Alan Bennett Krueger, professor of economics at Princeton University

    No doubt Alan Krueger reputation as one of the leading labor economists is what led President Barack Obama to tap him to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    The House Republican agenda this fall will focus on repealing environmental and labor regulations that GOP lawmakers say are driving up the cost of doing business and discouraging employers from hiring new workers.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    Battered by a weak economy, the nation’s biggest banks are cutting jobs, consolidating businesses and scrambling for new sources of income in anticipation of a fundamentally altered financial landscape requiring leaner operations, the New York Times reports.

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    You take a $2 million hit to your budget. Who ewe gonna call? Baaaaa, you call in the sheep, of course!

  • US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.