Tag Archives: Jobs Report

Financial Daily Dose 11.01.2019 | Top Story: Watching for the GM-strike Impact on the October Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 1, 2019

Jobs Report Friday again. Here’s what we’re watching, including the possibility of scary low numbers thanks to the only-recently-resolved GM strike – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ A former chief of staff to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann and a series of other women have filed gender discrimination claims against the company accusing it of what … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.4.2019 | Top Story: Markets Watching US Jobs Report for Clues on More Fed Rate Action

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 4, 2019

Jobs report Friday again. Here’s what to look for in the numbers [and let’s temper those expectations, okay?] – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Here’s why most expect that the figures, along with manufacturing and other economic data that rolled in this week, are probably troublesome enough to push the Fed to cut again at … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.3.2019 | Top Story: After WTO ruling, US Hits EU with $7.5B in Tariffs Over Airbus Subsidies

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 3, 2019

We now have a price tag on the WTO-authorized sanctions that the U.S. can impose on European goods as a result of the EU’s illegal subsidies of planemaker Airbus: $7.5 billion—the “largest authorized retaliation in the WTO’s history” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 While we’re looking to the skies, upsetting … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.6.2019 | Top Story: A Preview of Today’s U.S. August Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 6, 2019

Jobs Report Friday! Here’s what to look for in the numbers – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes The White House has rolled out its “long-awaited plan” to return federal mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the private sector. The proposal takes the form of a 49-recommendation approach that’s “unlikely to find an eager … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.2.2019 | Top Story: White House Threatens More Tariffs on China

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 2, 2019

Jobs Report Friday! Some thoughts on what to look for in the numbers – Bloomberg and WSJ and NYTimes Apparently hoping to urge China off of its new go-slow tactic, the White House is applying its maximum pressure campaign again, announcing yesterday that the US will “impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.8.2019 | Top Story: Friday’s Solid Jobs Report Prompts Rate-Cut Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 8, 2019

We managed to miss Jobs Report Friday because of the holiday break, so here’s the lowdown on a very strong set of numbers—224,000 jobs added—and the seemingly incongruous market reaction to the good news (it’s all about the Fed and interest rates, my friends) – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace Turkey’s … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 8, 2019

Jobs Report Friday! Here’s what to watch as you’re sorting through the numbers this morning – WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg and NYTimes With their concerted effort to address market uncertainty through major foreshadowing, it’s rare these days that central banks can truly surprise. And yet, Mario Draghi and the ECB managed to do just … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 4, 2016

Where has the time gone?  It’s a Jobs Report Friday again.  As you peruse, keep in mind the five things the Journal was watching – WSJ Breakingviews says that Credit Suisse’s attempts at cutting costs to push it back into the black may look good today but might not bode as well given the extra … Continue reading

Your daily dose of financial news

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 1, 2016

Well, can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Fresh off of shedding two more financial-related business units (and a day removed from the MetLife SIFI decision) GE has requested that federal regulators withdraw its own SIFI label – NYTimes and Bloomberg and Law360 And after all of that . . . Marriott wins the Starwood … Continue reading

Your daily dose of financial news

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 8, 2016

Friday’s jobs report was disappointing as compared to the month earlier, but it contained news of a half a percentage point increase in average hourly earnings that pleased some economists who have been worrying about stagnant wages – NYTimes This weekend’s Fair Game, coming on the heels of Barclays and Credit Suisse’s $154 million settlement … Continue reading