TheStreet.com economics reporter Liz Rappaport breaks down the disappointing jobs number.
Fears about the economy are rising ahead of the nonfarm payrolls report expected Friday.
The look into the central bank's Dec. 11 thinking helped weigh on the market Wednesday.
Downgrades and warnings to bond insurers and the assets they guarantee have the market on edge.
Stocks surged Friday as a host of cheery news, from strong economic data to another blowout tech profit report, put traders in a buying mood ahead of the Christmas holiday week.
The markets were uplifted Friday by Research In Motion's strong earnings report, as tech led the day. Even most financials got a reprieve.
The bond insurer is the latest to be warned it must raise capital or face a critical downgrade.
TheStreet.com credit reporter Elizabeth Rappaport breaks down bond insurer MBIA's collapse and it's effect on Wall Streets big banks.
The bond insurer is in a freefall after it detailed its exposure to risky structured products.
Earnings reports from big brokers and key inflation data set the stage for more volatility this week.