Dollars & Sense: Egypt and investors; jobs are (sort of) back
Investors are keeping an eye on the protests in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt.
January 31st, 2011
08:46 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: Egypt and investors; jobs are (sort of) back

Egypt shows that risk is alive and well: So far, it looks like the worst-case scenario for oil - the slowing or blocking shipments of oil through the Suez Canal - is not being realized. But it's not as if Egypt is the only geopolitical ticking time bomb that could rattle investors. Meanwhile, oil prices continue to spike amid all the turmoil.

Jobs are back! But the pay stinks: Employers haven't added enough jobs. And those they have added aren't particularly good ones. A big worry is whether the trend toward low-wage jobs will continue. Experts say it's too soon to tell.

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soundoff (3 Responses)

    im going to buy three cases of oil and then wait and when the price goes up...bam!! i'll be rich. gas is already $3.oo here

    i'd love to get one of those smart phones but they break to easy..

    January 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |

    quote->>Bernhardt's analysis of the first seven months of 2010 found that 76% of jobs created were in low- to mid-wage industries - those earning between $8.92 to $15 an hour, well below the national average hourly wage of $22.60...

    see i told you guys they were hiring at mc donalds and home depo..

    January 31, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ed bailey

    BFD,here's news! I spotted Elvis outside the moron temple gyrating his hips on what used to be a public street and he wasn't beat up arrested, told to leave, nothing. No thugs with lightning bolts on their collars, zip. That's news!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |