Futures markets signal a steep sell-off Monday as the Labor Department says employers added 120,000 nonfarm jobs in March, less than expected. Unemployment falls to 8.2%, as fewer people seek work. The stock market was closed for Good Friday.
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A Spanish bond auction draws tepid interest. A gauge of the US service sector shows weakness. American companies add more jobs than forecast. JPMorgan agrees to pay a $20 million fine for actions related to Lehman's collapse.
Factory orders grow less than expected. The Fed plans to release minutes from its most recent policymaking meeting. Ford says vehicle sales climbed 5% in March, while GM's sales rose 12%. Piper Jaffray boosts its price target on Apple.
The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rises more than expected. Joblessness in the eurozone hits a 14-year high. Gold and oil prices gain.
Reports on sentiment and spending top estimates. Apple shares slide. Finance ministers agree to bolster the eurozone's debt crisis firewall. Gold and oil gain.
US unemployment claims dip, while an estimate on economic growth holds steady. Global markets tumble. European confidence drops unexpectedly. Gold rises, while oil declines.
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