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Ep. 35: Bull Durham - Don't Mess With The Jobs Streak

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Baseball season is getting underway.  Which means it's a time of superstition.  It's time to get your garters on, breathe through your eyelids and let the mold grow on your shower shoes.  And baseball has a lesson for Wall Street: never mess with a streak.

This is a good week for that lesson.  The jobs data is set to come out.  After two straight months of more than 200,000 jobs added, we'll see whether we can keep the streak alive this time around.

We preview the employment report and take a look at what the labor market has looked like lately.

And as always, we'll clear the fence at some of Wall Street's more out of the way ballparks...

This week we've got some stories about the Trump Administration.  Toronto school kids aren't coming to America anymore, thanks to the threat of a travel ban.  And the Treasury Secretary is in trouble for a movie recommendation.  We've got a couple of tough overseas stories about Coca-Cola.  There's human waste discovered in a shipment in Ireland, and a Nigerian judge calls Coke products "poisonous."  And we've got  more stories of a real-life Borg takeover.  Elon Musk, for one, thinks resistance is futile.