Dec 2, 2016
European Markets Closing Report on December 2, 2016: Europe Closes Lower Amid Political Jitters; US Adds 178Jobs; Berkeley Soars 8%
Silvia Amaro, Sam Meredith
European bourses closed lower Friday as political uncertainty in Italy and France intensified and investors eyed key jobs data.
BLS News Release - December 2, 2016: Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.6% in November, Payroll Employment Increases by 170,000
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care.
Next week marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered the U.S. entry into World War II. Now America’s two main antagonists in that war -- Germany and Japan -- will have to become more prominent defenders of the international order the U.S. built after its victory.
U.S. Stock Market Future Indications by MarketWatch - December 2, 2016: Dow Set to Drop From Record High as Trump-Rally Fizzles
U.S. stocks were on track to wrap up the week in negative territory, as the “Trump trade” that has rallied equity markets in recent weeks showed signs of losing steam.
Asian Markets Closing Report by CNBC on December 2, 2016: Asian Shares Slip, Investorsons on a "Wait-And-SeeMode"
Aza Wee Sile
Asian markets stuttered on Friday, snapping out of the reprieve seen post-OPEC output cut deal, as dollar strength pauses and investors await the U.S. jobs report.