As Obamacare nears, more employers shaving full-time hours

On the surface, weekly or monthly job numbers depict an economy that is slowly — very slowly — but surely rebounding in terms of overall employment. However, once you peel back the first few layers, you quickly realize that the majority of the jobs gained each month are, for the most part, for part-time positions.

Bernanke signals a continuation of market support

What does this mean for the long-term? Market behavior will continue to be in reaction to super-low credit costs thanks to the Fed’s quantitative easing policy, but it’s not clear whether fears over tapering – which have led to broad sell-offs worldwide – will be abated by the Bernanke speech.