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  • Between the stunningly bad jobs report and the mess in Europe, investors have more than their share of reasons to avoid risk. Here's how.

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    After trickling forward in terms of job growth in the United States, the August numbers released Friday were met with alarm. The numbers suggest that companies have stopped hiring and are maintaining the status quo in terms of head count. Based on this release, data equity markets sold off and gold rallied as concerns arose about the strength of the US economic recovery. Banks in particular including much maligned Bank of America were hit as a result.

  • Lackluster Job Report Surges Treasurys

    Fast Money Halftime Report shares how the 10-year yield on treasurys surged nearing 2% due to August's job report of zero growth.

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    As the Arab spring rolls into Autumn, and the UK recovers from a series of shocking riots, the role social media plays in widespread social unrest has never been so scrutinized. But at One Young World, tipped as the Davos for the younger generation, social networking is valued as a crucial new marketing tool with global reach, and even as a way to leverage new business.

  • Every now and then an economic data chart just screams out for an explanation, and this chart below by the Dallas Fed is one of them.

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    How connected will you be this year to your office, your customers and to your boss? Welcome to the new rules of "out of the office."

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    Meet the members of what might be called Generation Limbo: Highly educated 20-somethings, whose careers are stuck in neutral, coping with dead-end jobs and listless prospects.

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    The Swiss franc is up, the euro is off, and everyone's on edge for the jobs report - time for your Freaky Friday FX Fix.

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    Goldman Sachs is predicting only 25,000 jobs will have been created in the US last month while the consensus of analyst estimates for Friday’s non-farm payrolls is 75,000.

  • '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.