Waking up With Nicole Lapin


C'mon, it's Friday eve, power on through. Plus, I've been up (way) longer than you, and not complaining. So, here's what happened while you were sleeping, sunshine:

Churope: China plans to buy around 6 billion euros of Spanish debt.

Fall: UK Services PMI goes to the lowest level since April of 2009 due to weather.

Sad: Euro Zone Consumer Confidence came in at -11 versus -9.4 in November.

Happy: The Nikkei loves it some ADP, the benchmark ends at a 8-month high.

IPO: LinkedIn wants to go public in 2011, ahead of Facebook.

Brick House: Brazil's Central Bank raises reserve requirements on short positions.

Witchcraft: Witches cast spells on Romanian president who are forcing them to pay taxes.

After you ingest your double soy latte with the new, um, interesting green Starbucks logo (without the actual Starbucks name of word "coffee"), here's what you gotta know:

Jobs: Jobless Claims expected to tick up 22k to 410k.

Shop-ping!: December same store sales should rise 3.4 percent industrywide.