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Payrolls Rise Less Than Projected, U.S. Jobless Rate Steady

Payrolls rose less than projected in September, wages stagnated and the jobless rate was unchanged as people left the workforce, signaling the global slowdown and financial-market turmoil are rippling through the world’s largest economy.


Cures-for-Dollars Model Comes Undone as Biotech Sinks

For the last five years, biotechnology and pharmaceutical stocks have surged on an assumption about the companies that invent and sell drugs for American patients: Invent amazing treatments that save lives and cure the sick, and you can charge pretty much what you want.

Asian Energy Shares Climb on Oil as Samsung Jumps; Rupiah Surges

Asian energy stocks advanced as crude oil extended its climb, while Samsung Electronics Co. helped drive the regional equity index toward a sixth straight gain after announcing better-than-estimated earnings. Indonesia’s rupiah headed for its biggest four-day rally in six years.

Adobe's Shares Drop After 2016 Forecast Misses Estimates

Adobe Systems Inc. shares declined in extended trading after the software maker forecast fiscal 2016 sales and profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates, citing currency fluctuations and a change in how it charges customers.


How to Find -- and Afford -- Your Second Act


$5.7 billion

The Internal Revenue Service collected about that much in 2011 from penalties for early withdrawals from 401(k) retirement savings accounts

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Emerging Markets: Crisis or Buying Opportunity?

Some analysts are saying what we are currently seeing in emerging markets could rival the 1997 Asian crisis. However, others say now is the time to get in. Bloomberg's Enda Curran reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Where to Find Value in U.S. and Chinese Stocks

Chris Bertelsen, chief investment officer at Global Financial Private Capital, discusses the U.S. and Chinese markets and how he's advising his clients. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Wall Street Meets Hollywood

Filmmakers detail why the financial industry makes for great storytelling. Bloomberg’s Stephanie Mehta speaks with Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas, Executive Producers of “Equity.” They speak at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in New York. (Source: Bloomberg)

The Next Most Influential

A look ahead to what future Most Influential lists will look like. What are the big challenges that business finance will confront in coming years, and how will those challenges shape future CEOs and other business leaders. Bloomberg’s Stryker McGuire speaks with Nick Badman, Chairman of Peter Callum Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, Neal Lawson, Chair at Compass, Ann LeFrance, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs and Andrew Wessels, Founder and CEO of The Marque. They speak at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in London. (Source: Bloomberg)

How Oil Impacts Futures Market Volatility

Global X Funds CEO Bruno Del Ama and Bloomberg’s Mike Regan discuss the future of volatility. They speak with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)