Economy Still Growing Despite Jobs Report

Investors shouldn't overreact to the dismal November jobs report. Employers have historically held off on hiring when the stock market has been volatile, like last month.

A Hopeful Outlook for Retailers' Holiday Hiring

Two consecutive months of sales gains among the nation's retailers may provide just enough confidence to trigger increased seasonal hiring this year, says research firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Even so, prerecession hiring levels aren't likely.