Investors are rushing into the relative safe haven of the bond market, causing the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury to plummet.Real Estateread more
Markets in Australia and Japan looked set to open slightly lower as investors worried over trade tensions between the U.S. and China.Asia Marketsread more
Wall Street is becoming convinced that both the White House and Beijing are willing to engage in a protracted trade war that could begin to hit consumers and slow global...Market Insiderread more
Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as investors started to fear the U.S.-China trade war is slowing the economy.Marketsread more
"The last thing I want is to put a date out there for lifting the grounding," said Dan Elwell, acting administrator for the FAA.Transportationread more
The charges allege he published secret documents obtained by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, some of which included the disclosure of foreigners who were...Politicsread more
TransferWise, the money transfer start-up, was valued at $3.5 billion after investors bought $292 million of shares in a secondary sale.Technologyread more
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell on Thursday, May 23.Market Insiderread more
Sentiment is "not negative enough to trigger a huge rally ... unless we get some kind of real breakthrough with China," Jim Cramer says.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison disclosed a $1 billion stake in Tesla in late December. It's now worth about $580 million.Technologyread more
Investors rushed into the safety of bonds Thursday and sold stocks, as it appeared the trade war could be prolonged and more painful for the world economy than expected.Market Insiderread more
Job growth faltered in October, with the private sector adding just 130,000 new positions, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.
Economists expected ADP to show private business created 150,000 new jobs in October. The actual count represented a downward drift from September's number, which was revised lower from 166,000 to 145,000.
Almost all the new jobs were in services, which added 107,000 positions.
(Read more: These 5 people have the coolest jobs ever)
Large businesses, though, set the pace, with 81,000 new jobs in a move atypical of recent months where small firms led. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees added 37,000 jobs, while medium firms came in at just 13,000.
While weak when compared to market expectations, the results likely won't bother investors who want to see the Federal Reserve maintain its easy-money policies.
The Fed had hinted earlier this year that it was close to pulling back, or tapering, on its $85 billion a month bond-buying program. But employment growth that remains weak likely will keep the U.S. central bank policy steady.
The government shutdown in the early part of the month may have played a role, though ADP does not count public sector jobs.
"The reading was light with blame likely falling at the door of Washington politicking," Andrew Wilkinson, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak, said in a note. "The government shutdown amidst budget negotiations prompted companies to await the outcome before making commitments to new workers."
However, the numbers do fit in with the September nonfarm payrolls reading from the government, which showed just 148,000 total new jobs. The softening environment likely will reinforce the market's belief that the Fed will not taper until well into 2014.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter .