Tag Archives: US Jobs

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

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 7, 2018

Jobs Report Friday! Here’s what to look for in the numbers – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Less than a day after the Journal reported that CBS and the Redstones are nearing a deal to resolve their many differences, we’ve learned that CBS chief Les Moonves—facing an investigation into alleged sexual harassment—is working with the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 3, 2018

Jobs report Friday!  Here’s what to have in mind while you’re reviewing the numbers – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Apple officially hit the stupefying $1 trillion market cap mark yesterday, as its shares rose 3% just days after the company announced a “remarkably profitable” quarter – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 9, 2018

Back at it.  Hope everyone had a good 4th.  Let’s get caught up . . . . Some analysis of a pretty solid US Jobs Report for June—the last, mind you, before the trade war went hot – NYTimes and Marketplace and WSJ Ahh yes, the trade war.  Things didn’t neatly solve themselves while we … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 4, 2018

A surprisingly strong May US jobs report helped propel stocks up on Friday and end a tumultuous week on a high note – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Reuters Here’s a deeper dive into the jobs recovery—all 18.9 million jobs the US has gained since the Great Recession (despite fears of a “jobless recovery”) … Continue reading