Last week, the market was down more than 1% through Thursday, before rallying on Friday on at least strong headline numbers from the February Employment Report to end the week up 0.8%. Bond yields continued to rise, and mortgage rates crossed 3%, their highest level since last summer. The Senate also passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill over the weekend – but what did they have to change to get the votes to pass it? Prefer to listen vs. read? You can now get the weekly headline highlights on Finance Explained, my new podcast. Read on for more of this weekly market news, and you can find all the previous Monday Market Update’s here.