"Overall, another very strong payroll report and there's every chance that March will bring more of the same."
- Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist with Capital Economics, after Friday's report that U.S. unemployment stayed
at 8.3 percent.
"It doesn't help to have shouting matches. We have to sit down and do our best to come up with a future for these refineries."
- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) after a meeting with Sunoco Inc. chief executive officer Brian P. MacDonald over refinery closings.
"Consumer borrowing is back, fueled by a healthy interplay of rising demand for big-ticket items and relaxing credit standards. We appear to be in the early stages of a virtuous cycle, where credit easing facilitates more spending."