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Friday Already? Non-Farm Payroll Disaster Knocks the Markets Lower

Phil Davis | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

I love the shorter work-week. This is a great time to point out to your boss that you got just as much done this week as you do in a 5-day week ...

Wednesday's Futures Trades Made $683.50 In 10 Minutes - Today We Like:

Phil Davis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

It's Non-Farm Payroll Day! Much more exciting than Cinco de Mayo, which we properly celebrated with quesadillas and sangria last night. We cele...

Feng Shui Friday -- China Rearranges Markets to Fake Harmony

Phil Davis | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

All fixed! Well, not really. As you can see on this chart of the Shenzhen 300 Chart, we fell 5%, then 2% more, then 5% more, then 2% more - that's 14% and then, this morning, we rose from 3,285, where the market was halted on Thursday, back to close at 3,361, which is only up 2.3% or less than a 20% weak bounce off the 14% drop.

Market Weak Ahead (Not a Typo)

Phil Davis | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

First of all -- let's talk jobs. The markets managed to end the week on a high note as a huge beat on the headline Non-Farm Payroll number stunned us all with 271,000 jobs added in October.

Non-Farm Friday: Is Our Economy Working?

Phil Davis | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Only 37% of NYSE stocks are over their 200-day moving average. Usually, that's the kind of statistic you see in a bear market but, miraculously,...

The Bernanke-Yellen Recovery

Harlan Green | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

This is something that Germany, instigator of the eurozone's austerity policies, has to learn if it wants to bring Europe out of its Second Great Depression; by supporting policies that will unite Europe into a greater union, rather than cause its disintegration.

Ben Walsh

The Oil Job Boom Is Over | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

Oil has crashed, and it's likely to take the decade-long boom in U.S. oil jobs with it.

No Tapering By Fed This Year

Harlan Green | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Fed Chairman Bernanke once more 'clarified' his remarks, saying there is no way the Fed will even begin to raise their (short term) interest rates whe...

The Private Sector Is Actually Sort Of Fine

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By now you've probably heard about this awful gaffe President Obama made, calling the private sector "fine." Except from the old-fashioned standpoint ...

Private Companies Add Jobs At Fastest Pace In 5 Years

Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Lucia Mutikani) - U.S. employment increased more than expected in April as private companies created jobs at the fast pace in five year...

Unemployment Rate Falls, But Job Growth Misses Expectations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Lucia Mutikani): The economy created far fewer jobs that expected in December, suggesting the Federal Reserve will complete its asset b...

Unemployment Rate Rises On Poor Job Creation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Lucia Mutikani): U.S. employment increased far less than expected in November and the jobless rate jumped to a seven-month high of 9.8 ...

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, But Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy generated a net gain in jobs for the first time in five months in October, as businesses stepped up their painfully slo...

Predict The News: What Will The Unemployment Rate Be?

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Will America's unemployment rate finally budge from 9.6 percent? Time to play the guessing game. Gallup puts the number between 9.7 and 9.9 percent, ...

Unemployment Rate Rises In August For First Time In 4 Months As Labor Force Expands

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Private employers hired more workers over the past three months than first thought, lifting hopes for the weak economy ahead of the...

April Unemployment: What You Need To Know About The Latest Jobs Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In April, the U.S. economy showed the biggest monthly jobs gain in four years, but the unemployment rate actually rose to 9.9 percent. Confused yet? ...