Labor Number Schizophrenia: Economy Adds Only 36,000—but Unemployment Rate Falls to 9%


Labor number schizophrenia: Economy adds only 36,000 — but unemployment rate falls to 9%.

Egypt Braces for Massive Protests [Wall Street Journal]

Egyptians want Mubarak out —today [Financial Times]

Analysts expect job numbers to jump upward [Reuters]

Ally Financial picks the usual suspects to take it public: Cit, Goldman, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley.[CNBC via Reuters]

Bernanke sees catastrophe if debt ceiling isn't raised. [ZeroHedge]

Shocker: Republicans and Democrats disagree about Fannie & Freddie. [Boston Globe]

"The Worst Cell Phone on Earth" [Slate | Hat Tip: Felix Salmon]

Egypt Not Iran '79—should that reassure us? [Bloomberg]

ADP is terrible at predicting payroll numbers [Barry Ritholtz]

Work for Meredith Whitney now! [DealBreaker]

Early Superbowl Commercial Preview? [NY Times]