The Federal Reserve meets in the coming week against the backdrop of an improving employment picture, making further monetary easing less likely for now.
Portugal is likely to be the next to restructure its debt and exit the euro zone, economist Nouriel Roubini predicted on CNBC Friday.
Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, notes that the improved labor reports will continue to drive the derivative jobs plays.
The end of cheap China is at hand, but contrary to widespread predictions, this does not mean that Vietnam will be the next China—or even that the poor interior bits of China will replace coastal China as the workshop to the world. Rather, it looks like the world will simply be stuck with a more expensive China for a while.
The author writes, "Tim has a strong tech background, he doesn't have the "entrepreneurial credit" with investors that Steve had, nor the "geek credit" either."
Ron Paul says the continued slow improvement in U.S. employment “is a temporary reprieve” in an economic system that would be changed if he is elected president.
CNBC's Kelly Evans discusses the nation's unemployment rate.
Discussing what he sees trending in the job market, including a number of mismatched jobs, with Matt Ferguson, CareerBuilder CEO, who says the amount of jobs open do not have the amount of applicants with the right skills to match the job description.
The Gallup Poll's top economist sees a big unemployment jump to 9.1%. Discussing Friday's jobs report and how to keep Americans working, with CNBC'S Rick Santelli, and John Lonski, Moody's Analytics chief economist.
After U.S. stocks finished higher for the second straight session, Cramer on Thursday noted that most issues that had worried investors earlier in the week have since been addressed.
Mike Crofton, President & CEO, Philadelphia Trust Company and Steve Quirk, SVP, Trader Group, TD Ameritrade discuss U.S. non-farm payrolls data and its implications.
Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group, discusses why Friday's jobs report may not be as robust as predicted, and its impact on the markets, with the Fast Money trader.
Economists expect a third month of 200,000-plus job growth, breaking the streak of sluggish growth last year. But some of those new jobs in February may be due to a warm winter.
CNBC's Rick Santelli, Steve Liesman, and Kelly Evans break down the weekly jobless claims, which were up 8,000 from last week. What the numbers imply about the economy.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on the manufacturing sector showing strong employment growth in a tough jobs market.
The number of job cuts announced by employers fell 3.3 percent in February from the previous month, led by consumer products and transportation, according to the latest report by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
The February jobless claims numbers reveal companies are cutting jobs at a lower rate than they were during the recession, says John Challenger, Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO. Also, are companies really creating jobs.
Worries of front-running prompt move to guard the numbers.
The witching hour that could determine whether Greece defaults or not is Thursday afternoon, and that will hang over markets until it's known whether enough private investors accept a debt restructuring deal.
Discussing whether stocks are moving in the right direction and a look ahead of what to expect from Friday's payroll report, with Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist.