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9:31 a.m. Today - By Greg Robb
U.S. likely ran a $193 billion deficit in November versus $145 billion a year earlier, CBO saysThe federal government likely ran a budget deficit of $193 billion in November, up from $145 billion in the same month last year, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday. The Treasury Department will release the official deficit data on Friday. The U.S. budget deficit hit $2.8 trillion in fiscal year 2021, the second highest on record. The CBO projects the 2022 deficit will narrow to $1.2 billion, in part because the federal government is no longer providing emergency pandemic assistance. For instance, outlays for unemployment compensation fell by $21 billion compared with the same month last year, the CBO said. Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House council of economic advisers. said Tuesday that the slowdown in government spending will result in an 8.5% contraction in "the fiscal impulse" on the economy in 2022, one of the biggest drops since World War II.
8:36 a.m. Today - By Jillian Berman
Inside the restart of student loan payments. Here’s what you need to know.The student loan payment pause is slated to end on January 31, 2022. We offer tips on how you can prepare.
3:32 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Where Are the Workers? Millions Are Sick With Long Covid. The number of Covid survivors suffering long-term effects is hard to pin down, but our math suggests that roughly two million have left the U.S. workforce.
2:30 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Here's how much the pandemic has been worth to the average American householdThe disruptions that prevented spending, as well as government spending, have transformed the balance sheet of the U.S. consumer.
4:38 p.m. Dec. 7, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
4:19 a.m. Dec. 7, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 yearsAngela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005.
12:27 p.m. Dec. 6, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
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10:28 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed is widely seen backing a faster taper next weekEconomists think Fed Chairman Jerome Powell virtually 'pre-announced' a move to a faster taper of its asset purchases ahead of the meeting on Dec. 14-15.
10:00 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021 - Barrons.com
How the Market Can Guide Biden's Reconciliation Bill to Passage Senate moderates have repeatedly cited cost concerns in the Build Back Better legislation. The solution, Brookings' Clifford Winston writes, is to embrace market efficiency.
8:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Jobs Report Was Muddled. The Fed’s Plans Remain Clear. Beneath a dismal headline number, there was encouraging news about the labor market—all the more reason for the central bank to speed up its tapering plans.
3:52 p.m. Dec. 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Fed Scares the Stock Market More Than Covid. Small-cap stocks are already in a correction, and the rest of the market could follow.
12:34 p.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Otmar Issing
This former central banker says stop throwing fuel on the inflation fire with easy-money policiesThe world is at a turning point: With labor no longer abundant, global conditions may be shifting from deflationary to inflationary.
11:49 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Rose Khattar
The good news about the economy that you're not hearing enough aboutThe recovery from the recession has been remarkably strong, but we can't rest until everyone who wants work can find a job that pays enough to pay the bills.
10:05 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
What Powell must do next after admitting that he was wrong about 'transitory' inflationTo overcome its policy mistake, the Fed has to detail how it got the call wrong on inflation for so long, and then quickly wind down asset purchases
9:32 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
Stressed about market volatility and want to change your investments? Do these 5 tasks insteadDuring a downturn is not usually the best time to make changes to your investment portfolio
6:42 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
Jekyll-and-Hyde U.S. jobs report not as ugly as it looksSometimes the U.S. jobs report is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One part of the report can look great, but another is ugly. The November jobs report also has a split personality.
6:40 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Rex Nutting
Unemployment for Black Americans has returned to pre-COVID levels — and the racial gap persistsWomen have also regained much of the ground they lost during the pandemic, at least as far as the unemployment rate goes.
12:27 p.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
12:05 p.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Christine Idzelis
U.S. stock indexes stumble Friday, led by sharp drop in Nasdaq Composite as investors' mood dimmed after jobs reportU.S. stock benchmarks end lower Friday, relinquishing opening gains and booking weekly losses, as investors appeared to reassess a weaker-than-expected November jobs report.
11:35 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
11:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Fell Hard After Jobs Report. Fed-Related Risk Lingers. The U.S. added 210,000 jobs for the month of November, lower than the expected 573,000 and lower than October’s result of 531,000.
11:02 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Vivien Lou Chen
Long-dated Treasury yields post their biggest weekly declines since June 2020 as U.S. adds just 210,000 jobs in NovemberYields for U.S. government debt turned lower Friday as data show a disappointing 210,000 jobs added in November.
10:57 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
November Jobs Report Looked Weak, but Looks Can Be Deceiving Behind the headline number, demand for labor is strong. Plus, investment newsletter commentary on stocks’ technical setup, the commodities rally, inflation, and an era of excess.
10:03 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
A Plan for America's Community College Crisis Community-college enrollment has fallen precipitously during the pandemic, threatening long-term economic growth. Education expert Stanley Litow has a plan to fix it.
9:20 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends higher after disappointing jobs data, but falls slightly for the weekGold prices finish the week a bit lower as the key psychological level of $1,800 an ounce continues to evade investors.
8:14 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Why the Jobs Report Missed So Badly Economist Justin Wolfers breaks down why the November jobs report came in about 300,000 jobs under expectations.
7:51 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
'A lot of jobs weren't great in 2019 either': Job hunters had one big advantage during the pandemic, says top Obama economistNot working is more attractive than working lately, said Jason Furman, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors
7:23 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
November's 210,000 new jobs marks worst headline number of 2021—but there are bright spotsThe U.S. gains a paltry 210,000 new jobs in November even though businesses took more aggressive hiring steps, marking a disappointing increase.
6:24 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden touts 'sharpest 1-year decline in unemployment ever' after jobs reportPresident Joe Biden on Friday gives a brief speech on the jobs report for November.
4:59 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Look Past the Weak Hiring. The Jobs Report Was Good. The U.S. added 210,000 jobs in November, far below expectations, but the labor force participation rate rose.
4:39 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
U.S. stock market aims for back-to-back gains, even as employment report shows 210,000 jobs created in NovemberU.S. stocks opened modestly higher Friday morning, as investors parsed a jobs report that came in much weaker than expected on a headline basis but appeared to offer some fodder for bullish investors worried about a rapid pace of interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department reported that a mere 210,000 new jobs were created in November, well below estimates from economists polled by The Wall Street Journal for a gain of 573,000 new jobs. However, the report did have some strong points. The jobless rate fell to 4.2% from 4.6%, and touched a new pandemic low. Economists say the official rate likely underestimates the true level of unemployment by a few percentage points, however. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was climbing 134 points, or 0.4%, at 34,774, the S&P 500 index advanced 0.6% to reach 4,602, while the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.3% to reach 15,421. The labor figures come as the market is wrestling with the economic impact of the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The variant has triggered fresh restrictions around the world, and has prompted the Federal Reserve to consider increasing the pace of removing market accommodations to slow inflation. Fed boss Jerome Powell, in congressional testimony earlier this week, said that he feared that the omicron variant might amplify inflation pressures.
3:34 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
'The bond market is not yet prepared' — here's what a Wall Street veteran fearsThe question for markets is less about when the Fed will hike and more about, how high.
U.S. unemployment rate falls to 4.2% in November from 4.6%
3:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021
11:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
Emerging Markets Will Need Help When a Debt Crisis Comes The IMF's critics are too quick to write it off, writes former Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute.
9:24 p.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. seen adding almost 600,000 jobs in November, but labor shortage persistsWall Street is betting the U.S. added nearly 600,000 new jobs in November, potentially cajoling the Federal Reserve to end a massive economic-stimulus strategy faster than planned. Here's what investors are watching in Friday's report.
12:27 p.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - By MarketWatch Automation
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