Analysis: Jobs report will fuel both campaignsCHARLOTTE - The eagerly awaited employment report released Friday morning wasn't good enough to significantly boost President Obama or bad enough to significantly help Republican Mitt Romney.
August Jobs Report: Unemployment Falls to 8.1...American employers added just 96,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent as the economy slogged along for the 43rd month in a row with joblessness above 8 percent.
Jobs report likely to force Bernanke's handA weak August jobs report signaled hiring continues to slog along at a snail's pace, giving the Federal Reserve even more reason to enact more stimulative measures -- possibly as soon as next week.
Oil rises as jobs report gives fuel to Fed hopesNEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil turned higher Friday afternoon as concerns about a disappointing U.S. employment report gave way to the likelihood of action by the Federal Reserve.
WSJ ANALYSIS: Jobs Report Raises Likelihood of Fed ActionThe weak jobs report increases the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will launch an easing program at the conclusion of its policy meeting next week, including a new bond-buying program.
Weak Jobs Report Boosts QE3 HopesYes, today's jobs report stunk up the joint. But markets have been taking the data in stride, with the potential for additional Fed accommodation providing support across asset classes.
US Stocks Rise After Jobs Report, China StimulusNEW YORK--U.S. stock futures rose after China unveiled stimulus measures and as a worse-than-expected monthly jobs report stoked speculation the Federal Reserve might unveil further efforts to jolt the economy.
TREASURIES-US jobs report rallies bonds, raises QE3 hopesBy Ellen Freilich NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries rallied on Friday after a weaker-than-expected August U.S. jobs report boosted hopes that the Federal Reserve would buy more bonds to help shift the economy into a gear that could create ...
White House: Jobs report 'further evidence' economy is recoveringWhite House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Alan Krueger responded to the August jobs report (in which there is little in the way of good news for President Obama) released Friday morning by saying the data show the economy is continuing to ...
Dollar Drops on Jobs ReportThe dollar extended losses Friday, pushing the euro to its highest level since June, after a weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report raised expectations of further bond purchases by the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said the U.S. economy ...
US stocks mostly flat after weak jobs reportNEW YORK (AP) - Stocks on Wall Street are edging between small gains and losses following news that the U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in August. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 18 points at 13,274 at 2:15 EDT Friday.
Hope rises for August jobs reportWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - A slew of surprisingly strong economic reports on Thursday raises the chances that Friday's critical August employment report will be better than had been anticipated by Wall Street economists. "The evidence is that the ...
Is August Jobs Report a "Kick in the Gut"?Will Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announce Friday that the August jobs report is a kick in the gut as he did in his comment on the June report?
Treasurys turn up sharpy after payrollsSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Treasury prices rallied on Friday, pushing yields down, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve will launch a new round of debt purchases soon. Yields on 10-year notes ...
US Stocks Climb Despite Weak Jobs ReportNEW YORK—Stocks traded higher as a worse-than-expected August jobs report stoked speculation the Federal Reserve will unveil further stimulus.
The Jobs Report and the ElectionYet today's jobs report provides a troubling reminder that the economy is still in bad shape. Employers added only 96,000 nonfarm jobs in August.
O'Malley knocks Ryan for sluggish jobs reportMaryland Gov. Martin O'Malley addressesed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Maryland Gov.
Jobs Report: Taking a Step Back to View the Big PictureBy Ben Casselman. Today's jobs report - due out at 8:30 a.m. - will get plenty of attention, and with good reason: It's one of the most important measures of the state of the economy.
Legal Jobs Report: AugustProfessional and technical services as a group - which includes legal, accounting and bookkeeping, architecture and engineering, computer systems design, and management and technical consulting - accounted for 26,800 new jobs in August, according ...
Romney in Orange City says new jobs report is 'simply unimaginable'Romney said Obama failed to raise incomes, that business start-ups are at a 30-year low and that unemployment is still a dismal 8.1 percent.