Stephen Koukoulas: Today's jobs data will be a critical indicator of the economy's health. The Labor party will be sweating on the numbers.
Robert Gottliebsen: A leading US fund manager believes the US market will continue on its merry way despite hitting record highs. By contrast, the Australian market is overpriced.
Stephen Bartholomeusz: National Australia Bank has laid out its plan to complete the migration to online and mobile platforms. But the team charged with implementation is not yet whole.
Jessica Irvine: Encouraging employment figures out of the US are boosting confidence but they mask a deeper issue in the job market — older workers, both in the US and Australia, are giving the game away.
Stephen Bartholomeusz: Myer has delivered ahead of expectations, adding momentum to the view that retail has stabilised. Now the challenge is to move the group back up to a sustainable footing.
Robert Gottliebsen: In a bid to preserve what votes it can, the Gillard government is enacting policies that pander to the left. That makes business very nervous.