• Taking Economy's Pulse; Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.6%

      Stocks ticked higher today after the jobs report said the economy created 113,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate dipped to 6.6%.

      It's a small improvement over December's disappointing report, but not nearly enough to signal a rebound in what some call an increasingly unpredictable U.S. labor market.

      Tech shares taking a beating after disappointing revenue guidance from LinkedIn. I's been a tough year so far for stocks but there was a rebound yesterday, and so far, so good for today.

      Slowing growth in the developing world has some analysts worried about the underlying strength of the U.S. economy.