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2016-05-05

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall to nearly 4-week low ahead of jobs report

Treasury prices rose for a fourth session, pushing yields to a nearly four-week low, as investors bought government debt ahead of a key U.S. employment report that could affect the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate policy.

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Economic Report: U.S. gains 160,000 jobs in April

Companies scaled back hiring in April, adding just 160,000 new jobs, in a sign the U.S. economy still hasn’t recovered from an early-year chill.

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Metals Stocks: Gold stocks step higher ahead of jobs report

Gold futures headed higher on Friday just ahead of a key release of labor data that could help shape the direction of interest-rate policies and precious metals.

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Need to Know: Want to bet on millennials? Buy these stocks

It’s jobs day, and we’re about to find out how many more millennials found jobs, allowing them to move out of mom and dad’s basement. Our call of the day gives stocks to buy if you want to bet on…

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The biggest secret from ‘The Biggest Loser?’Trying to stay skinny will ruin your life

A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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The Margin: Star Wars fan are hopping mad about Disney’s young Han Solo pick

Star Wars fans aren’t happy over reports of the choice of a Hollywood actor to play the legendary role of (a young) Han Solo.

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Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital: After vanquishing 16, Trump has one more rival to beat

The media was wrong about Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination, and it could be wrong again to declare that Hillary Clinton will beat Trump in November, writes Darrell Delamaide.

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Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks futures on the fence with investors uneasy ahead of key jobs data

U.S. stock futures struggle for direction on Friday, as investors opt to stay on the sidelines ahead of the closely watched jobs report which could help to determine the chances of a rate hike in June

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Futures Movers: Oil prices dip as focus returns to global supply glut

Oil futures edge lower on Friday as traders looked beyond recent supply disruptions in Canada and Libya and focused on the global crude glut.

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Europe Markets: European stocks pull back, veering toward second straight losing week

Broad-based losses across European stocks come before closely watched U.S. labor-market figures.

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Outside the Box: Why Italy and France are not too big to fail

The European debt crisis is merely slumbering, and Italy and France are particularly vulnerable, writes Satyajit Das.

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Mark Hulbert: Big drop in bullishness for U.S. stocks could actually be a good sign

Contrarians detect a robust ‘wall of worry’ that the market can climb, says Mark Hulbert.

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