Happy Friday—Jobs Friday, that is. Janet Yellen is hoping for something taperlicious.
No matter what the nonfarm payrolls report shows, the employment climate out there is not a lot of fun for some people. (Los Angeles Times)
Remember European Central Bank Chair Mario Draghi's pledge to do "whatever it takes" to prop up the euro zone? Not so fast, says Germany's top court. (London Evening Standard)
The controversy over whether high-frequency traders are getting access to economic reports before the rest of us is about to get really, really interesting. (Wall Street Journal) (Bonus: Here's the Nanex research that has people talking.)
President Barack Obama's liberal base is pretty fired up over his decision to sign the farm bill, food stamp cuts and all. (The Hill)
And finally ... New General Motors CEO Mary Barra (does GM have a GM?) gets to deliver her first quarterly earnings report, and it was kind of a stinker. Welcome to the NFL, rookie. CNBC's Philip LeBeau has the details.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.