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U.S. Morning Call: Investors looking for upbeat jobs report

Friday, 04 Jan, 2013 - 03:26

Jan 4 - A Reuters poll predicts nonfarm payrolls to tick up to 150,000 for December and the unemployment rate to remain at 7.7 percent.

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Morning call for Friday investors gearing up this morning for the December jobs report. Analysts polled by Reuters expect nonfarm payrolls rose by 150000. As retailers and other businesses took on more staff for the holidays. But the game will probably not been up to reduce the country's high unemployment rate forecast remained at seven point 7%. Looking at deeper sector breakdown IFR expect manufacturing employment to hold steady after three drops in four months. Private service sector payrolls should be up about a 145000. Which would actually be a significant dip from November's 169000. Economists say that many employers may also have held off on hiring due to delayed spending cuts that hit the military education and other areas. Markets will be pushed around by the jobs data this morning right now we've got stock futures point to a lackluster start. Investors still worried about the Fed minutes from Thursday when the Central Bank expressed concern about the side effects of monetary stimulus. Even as it continues an open ended bond buying program. Speaking of bonds you're looking at the ten year note prices for the first two days of the year have tumbled sending email to its highest level in eight months. The Wall Street Journal reports that the shark and it has come as a shock to many market watchers who are predicting a stellar start to 2013. They reason that we're in Washington and over the economy would keep investors heading to the safety of government debt. That addition to the Fed by 45 billion dollars of treasuries each month. In stocks to watch keep time Walgreen today the pharmacy chain report December same store sales. Today after several major US retailers beat expectations. Also check out mosaic quarterly results released just moments ago operating profit fell 30%. With the fertilizer producer negotiating contracts India and China. Many international distributors distributors have delayed by -- and -- Taking a look at tech this morning some good has percent non habit for apple. Market researcher strategy analytics and Samsung will almost certainly why it. Its lead over apple in global Smartphone sales this year the South Korean phone maker to see 835%. Increase in sales. Giving Samsung -- 33%. Share of the 2013 Smartphone market vs 21% for apple. The FTC ending its investigation into Google search practices and coming up virtually empty handed. It's a win for Google search engine agrees to end taking reviews from rival website expert on products. Shares of Google up 2% in premarket. Google's out of hot water comes getting into sun's New York State's 150 billion dollar public pension fund. A shareholder of Qualcomm. Is soon chipmaker to get spending records fearing it uses funds in ways that go against their interests. That's it for your Friday morning cop follow us on Twitter at Reuters Insider and check out our what -- you can't cannot app writers dot com slash writers TV. I'm Lisa Bernhard this is later.

U.S. Morning Call: Investors looking for upbeat jobs report

Friday, 04 Jan, 2013 - 03:26

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