Looks like the unemployment number will be a "doosie!" The Fed announces increased lending 15 minutes before the unemployment rate to address "persistent liquidity measures."
Conspirators will say the Fed did this because they have a heads up on the job number and they want to offset the market impact, now that the unemployment situation it is getting too grim for even the Government to manipulate these figures.
I doubt that. The Governement can still rig these numbers!
Either way it means the Fed has given the green light to the speculators much to the bear's chagrin.