Description: U.S. stocks rose, giving the Standard & Poorâ€™s 500 Index its first back-to-back weekly gain since February, as reports showing faster-than-forecast growth in jobs and consumer spending bolstered economic optimism.
Questions for discussion:Â
- What does this report have to say about the economy and investorsâ€™ attitudes?
- How important do you believe the employment numbers are for indicating economic direction?
- How do think financial planning and hiring at firms will be influenced by the information presented in this article?