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Stocks are whipsawing as traders await a key US jobs report and Fed Chair Powell’s speech

Traders were divided ahead of monthly nonfarm payrolls data and the Federal Reserve Chair's comments.

The US labor force is bigger than ever. Here are the 5 industries that posted the fastest job growth in July.

All five of the industries with the most job growth in July feature lower wages than the national average.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell arrives at his news conference following the closed two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2019.

After a strong jobs report, Wall Street expects a smaller rate cut from the Fed in July

"The economy does not need the Fed to ease, but the market continues to scream for action on July 31," wrote the economist Ian Shepherdson.

The US labor market rebounds in June, adding far more jobs than expected

Government data out on Friday was expected to show that hiring rebounded in June and that wage growth accelerated at a solid pace.

Stocks are mixed ahead of a critical US jobs report that could ‘stop the rally in its tracks’

Investors are bracing for the release of non-farm payroll data that could determine whether the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates this month.

Global stocks are surging after Trump cancels Mexico tariffs

Asian and European equities and US futures rose after the US nixed plans to slap tariffs on Mexico and weak jobs data fueled hopes of rate cuts.
City Hall is seen in the distance as construction workers help carry a huge American flag in a march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

The jobs report beat in March, but wage gains slowed

The official employment report out Friday showed hiring rebounded last month and that wage growth eased.
Powell repeated his dovish stance on rates over the weekend.

Stocks are getting a lift from China stimulus pledge and Powell comments — ‘We don’t feel any hurry’ on rates

Chinese and European stocks are edging higher, while US futures are gaining. Boeing's crash woes are set to drag the Dow lower.
The news from China is bad.

Trump’s trade war is hammering Chinese exports and it’s driving a global selloff

Chinese exports dropped a shocking 21%, and traders are nervous about European growth and US jobs.

Here’s why the February jobs report is coming out in the middle of the month

The February jobs report is late, on March 8, the second Friday of the month, because of how the government schedules the survey behind the numbers.