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The May jobs report came in much stronger than expected, with payrolls at 339,000 and the unemployment rate increasing to 3.7%. Yahoo Finance takes a closer look, speaking with advisers, business owners, and WGA members across the country. In Washington, D.C., Yahoo Finance's Jennifer Schonberger broke down the jobs report. Schonberger said, "Ten consecutive rate hikes not enough to knock down the job market." Schonberger also spoke to Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, about the numbers. Boushey added, "A shortage of workers is a mismatch between the demand for workers and the supply available. And one way to fix that is to make sure that employers are offering good jobs." In New York City, Yahoo Finance Senior Reporter Alexandra Canal sat down with Ron Silver, Bubby's Chef & Owner, at Bubby's Tribeca. Regarding the impact of inflation, Silver said, "We really just keep a close eye on our costs and we adjust when we need to. We don't hesitate to do it if we need to." In Los Angeles, Yahoo Finance Live's Akiko Fujita examined how WGA members, business owners, and LA’s economy are all feeling the effects of the writers' strike. Fujita spoke to Chris Keyser, co-chair of the WGA negotiating committee. Keyser said, "At the heart of all of these negotiations is the fact that the writing profession is not financially tenable anymore." Video highlights: 00:00:03 - Yahoo Finance's Jennifer Schonberger 00:00:22 - Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers 00:00:41 - Ron Silver, Bubby's Chef & Owner 00:00:56 - Writers' strike
Yahoo Finance Live's Jared Blikre breaks down the market reaction to the stronger than expected May employment report.
Stocks soared on Friday, with investors breathing a sigh of relief at the apparent end of worries about a government default. All three major market averages were up significantly. Index Daily Percentage Change Daily Point Change Dow +2.
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) saw its stock price rise on Friday, as it was up about 2.7% as of around 1:40 p.m. EDT. The markets were surging higher on Friday, as the S&P 500 was up 62 points (1.5%), the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 665 points (2%), and the Nasdaq Composite gained 138 points (1.1%) as of 1:40 p.m. EDT. Friday was a good day for the markets, which certainly helped JPMorgan Chase, the nationʻs largest bank.
The markets were climbing on Friday as the S&P 500 was up 56 points (1.3%), the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 619 points (1.9%), and the Nasdaq Composite gained 120 points (0.9%) as of 12:30 p.m. ET. A news report on Monday by American Banker about Comerica's alleged violations of compliance requirements for the U.S. Treasury's Direct Express program sent the stock price tumbling earlier this week. More bad news followed, not specific to Comerica, but to regional banks in general, as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) came out with a report that said U.S. banks lost $472 billion, or 2.5% of total deposits, in the first quarter.
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Investing.com -- The Dow racked up gains Friday, wrapping up a weekly win as investors cheered strong labor market data, and news the debt-ceiling bill could likely be signed into law as soon as Saturday to avert a U.S. default.
Investing.com -- The S&P 500 surged Friday as the measure aimed at lifting the debt ceiling passed the final hurdle to put the U.S. on track to avoid a default, while a blowout jobs report also stoked bullish bets on stocks.
U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at their nine-month highs, as the House passed the crucial debt ceiling bill in a major step to avoid a default.
The US economy added 339,000 nonfarm payroll jobs last month while the unemployment rate rose to 3.7%.
Stock markets got a nice lift on the first day of June, as the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) in particular continued its run higher to close at its highest level in nearly a year. The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) also posted solid gains. Earnings reports kept coming in after the market had closed for the day, with some companies getting a boost, while others plunged.
The major stock indexes closed higher Thursday despite some disappointing news on the consumer from Macy's and Dollar General. On Friday, all eyes will be on the May jobs report. Economists are expecting 195,000 jobs were added last month.
Stocks rose on Thursday after the House passed a bill to extend the U.S. debt limit.
Investing.com - U.S. stock futures were trading slightly higher during Thursday's evening deals, after major benchmark averages closed out a positive session as market participants looked ahead to key employment data.
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Investing.com -- The Dow on Thursday kicked off June on a firm footing as investors cheered progress on the debt-ceiling bill with just days to go until the U.S. runs out of money.
Investing.com -- The S&P 500 climbed Thursday as the U.S. moved closer to averting a default after the House passed a debt-ceiling bill.
U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday as the House headed to vote on raising the federal debt ceiling to avoid a government default, while concerns grew over another interest rate hike in the Fed's next meeting in June.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average consists of 30 of the most established businesses in the world. Thus, it shouldn't be a surprise to learn that many of the components that belong to this index have decades of dividend growth to their credit. Here are two Dow Jones stocks with more than a century of dividend growth between them to consider buying this month.
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Wall Street finished the month of May on a down note, with major market benchmarks giving back a portion of their recent gains. Declines for the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) and S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) were slightly worse than the daily drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI), but overall, the Nasdaq posted strong gains for the month even as the Dow fell significantly.
Investing.com - U.S. stock futures were trading within a tight range during Wednesday's evening deals, after major benchmark averages finished slightly lower as market participants remain focused on the U.S. debt ceiling deal, with the House set for the final vote later in the session.
US stocks closed lower Wednesday as investors kept a watchful eye on the prospects for the debt-limit deal in an expected House floor vote later. Meanwhile, strong US jobs data and China’s economic woes pressured global markets.