Stock Futures Higher Despite Weak US Employment Results
US Unemployment Reaches 8.1 Percent
The US Labor Department reported today that another 651,000 jobs were cut for the month of February pushing the national unemployment rate to 8.1 percent. This is the highest unemployment rate since 1983. More
Dollar Down on Unemployment Concerns
The US dollar declined to a one-week low against the euro on news that US unemployment continues to climb. More
Oil Passes $44 a Barrel
Oil rose to $44.25 a barrel by mid-day trading in Europe as lower crude inventories spark concern over gasoline supplies. More
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