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All eyes focused on the last jobs report of '13

Plus: Vanguard as the Wal-Mart of ETFs, retailers show early weakness, shrinking health care jobs, Deutsche Bank abandons commodities trading, and unions pay fast food protesters

Dec 6, 2013 @ 7:25 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • The markets are fixed on Friday morning's jobs report. Unemployment rate is expected to drop to 7.2% from 7.3%
  • Health care industry jobs have been falling off a cliff since September. The downside of the upside
  • Vanguard stacks up as the Wal-Mart of the ETF world. A "cheap and deep" product line
  • Retailers are showing the early warnings signs of weakness during this holiday shopping season. Deep discounts are coming too soon
  • Deutsche Bank drops out of global commodities trading business, citing increased regulations and reduced profits. Will other banks follow suit?
  • Unions are whipping up support by paying fast food workers to protest for higher pay. Nice work if you can get it
  • Starbucks digs deeper into consumer pockets with a ridiculously brilliant Tweet-a-coffee campaign. #GrandeMochaLatte


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