Still reeling about those alien revelations from Paul Hellyer?
Here's some news to ground you:
Calculated Risk - December ADP was good. But:
ADP hasn't been very useful in directly predicting the BLS report on a monthly basis, but it might provide a hint. The BLS report for December will be released on Friday.
BI - retail sales surge in Europe. Highest retail sales growth in 12 years!
FT Alphaville - Eurozone sovereign convergence redux. Looks like nobody's worried about Europe anymore. Italian and Spain 10Y yields are firmly below 4%, by the way.
FT beyond brics - biting the bullet in China. Andy Xie on the Chinese program to reform their economy.