Job Growth in June Disappoints, Continues Sluggish Pace
The U.S. economy's addition of 80,000 new jobs in June disappointed analysts and drove the stock market downward even though the data showed that all of the new jobs came from the private sector.
The Shale Gas Rush
With all of this new economic activity comes investing opportunity. And there is more than one way to play the market.
PIMCO’s El-Erian: It’s a Good Unemployment Number
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that employment in the private sector rose by 227,000 in February, and the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3%.
Greater Female Representation Pays Off for the Financial Services Industry
We’re in a relationship business and women are good at relationships; so it should come as no surprise that, when given the opportunity, women succeed at all levels of the financial services industry.
Young Adults Hit Hardest By Recession: Pew
Over 40% of adults surveyed by Pew Social Trends say that America’s young adults, those between 18 and 34, have suffered more through this recession than their older counterparts.
U.S. Jobs Report Looks Good but Greece Fears Weigh on Markets
An encouraging U.S. jobs report was not enough to give the markets a lift on Friday as worries about Greece’s debt crisis continued to weigh on sentiment.
Social Security’s 3.6% Benefit Increase Scorned as Not Enough
For the first time since 2009, the U.S. government said Wednesday that it will raise Social Security benefits with a cost-of-living adjustment, up 3.6%, and the announcement was followed by praise—and criticism.
Bipolar Jobs Report: Exceeds Expectations but Still Disappoints
The Labor Department’s report of a 103,000 rise in payroll jobs in September exceeded analysts’ expectations, but increase is too tepid to sway high unemployment rate of 9.1%