Manufacturers had a great January while global markets surged. Mark Lasseigne has your stock market report on today's Acadiana Business Index.

  • In the U.S., the Institute for Supply Management, showed manufacturers expanded in January at the fastest pace in eight months.
  • On Friday the government will release the official monthly payrolls report.
  • And, Facebook filed for an initial public offering potentially worth $5 billion. The company said it intends to trade its shares under the ticker symbol "FB", and said it had revenue of $3.7 billion with net income of $1 billion last year.
  • Oil prices sliding to $97.54 per barrel.
  • Gold closed at $1,747 an ounce.