Tag Archives: US Jobs

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 3, 2019

Amazingly, April’s gone and it’s Jobs Report Friday again. Here’s what to look for in the numbers –  Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ After some a spate of unflattering past comments and videos surfaced, the White House announced yesterday that it will not, in fact, nominate campaign economic advisor Stephen Moore for a seat on … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 5, 2019

Jobs report Friday again. Which, after February’s dismal numbers, is carrying extra importance today. We’ll be keeping an eye on US manufacturing, among other things. Here’s what to watch – NYTimes and WSJ and Marketplace and Bloomberg Under the terms of a recently brokered divorce settlement, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will keep 75% of the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 11, 2019

After the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 this weekend, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and China have moved to ground all flights on Boeing’s new 737 Max 8 planes until further notice. The Max 8 was also involved in a deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia just 5 months ago that has many in the industry … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 1, 2019

Once again, it’s Jobs Report Friday. Here’s some things to keep in mind as you review the numbers – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes US trade talks with China made their way to the White House yesterday, which expressed optimism about a potential deal to resolve rising trade tensions between the two countries – NYTimes … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 7, 2019

Aaaaaand, we’re back.  Hope all enjoyed a great holiday. The financial world has been busy—and generally not in a great way—since we’ve been gone.  Luckily, we’re returning on something of a rare high note after a stronger-than-expected December jobs report and some reassurance from Fed Chair Powell – NYTimes and WSJ and Marketplace Last week’s … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 7, 2018

Jobs Report Friday again. Here’s what you should have in mind as you peruse the numbers – Bloomberg and WSJ and NYTimes Despite what are expected to be “very strong” figures, the Federal Reserve is reportedly considering a new “wait-and-see mentality after a likely interest-rate increase at their meeting in December.” This “data dependent” strategy … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 5, 2018

Mr. Buffett and his Berkshire crew just dropped nearly a billion on its own stock, a likely sign, according to analysts, of a “dearth of appealing investment options” for the company’s “large cash pile” – WSJ and Bloomberg A Times weekend long-read reveals that giant banks and corporations have welcomed a “sharp decline in financial … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 2, 2018

Jobs report Friday again. Here’s what we’re watching in the numbers – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Federal prosecutors filed criminal  charges yesterday against two former Goldman Sachs investment bankers for their alleged role in the Malaysian 1MDB scandal – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Law360 The U.S., according to an indictment unsealed this … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 8, 2018

A recap of last week’s US jobs numbers, which, though smaller than expected, were awfully solid – NYTimes and WSJ Last week, we looked at Angola’s near-miss on a $500 million scam stopped at the last possible second by a diligent teller. Today, we consider the plight of Denmark’s Tax Agency, which wasn’t so lucky.  … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 5, 2018

Blink, and it’s Jobs Report Friday again.  Where does the time go? Here’s what we’re watching for in the numbers – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Dealbook questions whether anything will actually come of yesterday’s report that Barnes & Noble is again looking to sell itself – NYTimes A mere 24-hours after Highfields called it … Continue reading