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Economists had forecast a median increase of 313,000 after an initially reported drop by 33,000 in September. The September figure was revised to a gain of 18,000 in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data released Friday.
Here’s the latest on the Trump administration’s efforts to reform the tax code:
- “The haggling will only intensify” — Wall Street’s wary of the Republican tax plan
- The GOP tax plan has a tiny “bubble tax” that could end up raising taxes on the rich
- The GOP tax bill would give huge cuts to businesses — and much less for average Americans
- The investment chief at the world’s first tax-reform ETF tells us how to trade Trump’s plan
- DA COSTA: Democrats need to stop whining about the deficit
- BARRO: A key middle-class tax break in the Republican plan is temporary — and that doesn’t make much sense
- BARRO: A problem with this “small business” tax provision could sink Republican tax reform
In Wall Street news, Jason Karp, the head of $3.4 billion hedge fund firm Tourbillon Capital, is preaching patience. The head of JPMorgan’s nearly $2 trillion funds business issued a stark warning for a large group of Wall Streeters. The emergence of a new kind of fund could “radically alter” the investment industry.
And the cofounder and president of asset management giant BlackRock believes artificial intelligence will never fully replace humans in the investment world.
A men’s clothing startup once favored by Wall Streeters was accused of failing to deliver on its promises — and now everything is out of stock.
As expected, US President Donald Trump named Jerome Powell, a current Federal Reserve governor and former finance executive, as his choice to replace Janet Yellen as chair of the world’s most powerful central bank. His tenure is unlikely to be a smooth sail, according to Business Insider’s Pedro da Costa.
Apple announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Thursday, and blew past analysts’ expectations. Here’s what you need to know:
- “Firing on all cylinders”: Apple crushes earnings, beating its own expectations
- “NEW ENERGY”: Analysts are bullish about Apple’s strong Q4 earnings
- Apple is $20 a share away from being the first $1 trillion company
- Apple has a hidden business that’s bigger than some airlines
Lastly, here are the 15 finalists for Business Insider’s 2017 Car of the Year.