Expect a rate increase.
It is all but certain that the Fed will raise short-term interest rates at its next meeting.
Is there any hope for a manufacturing rebound in 2017? The signs haven’t looked great, with the dollar strong and strengthening. A strong dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive. Factories actually shed jobs in 2016. But manufacturers say they’re optimistic…
Some say that gains in the report were "solid," while others have called them "modest."
That number is much higher than analysts expected.
A far cry from last month's report. But what about the big picture?