Marketplace Index for Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Robert Pavlik, the chief market strategist at Banyan Partners in New York, says he's getting calls, emails and even letters from clients  asking if they can get in on the $75 billion Facebook IPO. "Everybody and his mother wants a piece of this deal," says Pavlik. "The honest to God answer is that you're probably not going to get some unless you've been doing a tremendous amount of commission business with one of these big institutional-type firms." The Pulse is up today on news that the American worker is finally running out of productivity bandwidth, which could mean it's time for companies to hire if they want to increase output.

Worker productivity up again

Productivity is up amongst American workers, but how much longer can we expect to squeeze blood from that stone?
Posted In: productivity, U.S. Labor Department, workers

Getting in on the Facebook IPO

When it goes public, Facebook is likely to be worth $75 billion or more. But, odds are, you aren't getting in on the real action.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, stock market

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