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  • Spooked by Uncertainty, Little Main Street Hiring Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence fell in March — halting three months of gains, with few entrepreneurs making hiring plans. You call this a recovery?

  • I'd Be Willing to Scale Back QE, Fed's Bullard Says Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:08 AM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told CNBC that he's be willing to reduce the central bank's massive bond-buying program in "small increments."

  • France Faces 'Devastating Scandal' as Economy Stalls Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    France's economy is at near-stall speed, trade and budget deficits widened last month and the country is embroiled in increasing political uncertainty.

  • BlackRock Warns Fed to Rein In Money Printing Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    Investors Were Buying Stocks in Q3: BlackRock’s Fink

    One of Wall Street's biggest money managers has called on the Federal Reserve to rein in its program of quantitative easing, saying its bond-buying tactics are a "large and dull hammer" that have distorted markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Arggggh! American Workers Are at a Breaking Point Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The economy may be showing signs of recovery, but American workers are about to snap. An overwhelming 83% say they're stressed out by at least one thing at work.

  • Pressure to Tighten Dips as China Inflation Eases Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:56 PM ET

    China's annual consumer inflation eased to 2.1 percent in March from February's 3.2 percent while producer price deflation deepened, leaving policymakers room to keep monetary conditions easy and nurture a nascent recovery.

  • United States, Japan Now Money Printing Allies Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena: Japan.

  • Why US Job Market Is Going to Get a Lot Worse Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    Weak U.S. jobs data resulted in the worst trading week this year, and analysts warn it could get worse.

  • US Job Creation Plunges, but Rate Drops to 7.6% Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An unemployed worker checks out a brochure at a jobs fair.

    Job creation slowed to a crawl during March, with the U.S. economy creating just 88,000 positions though the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.

  • US Must 'Play to Win' on Economy: Rep. Eric Cantor Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    The prospects for U.S. economic growth are "still too little" and "too uncertain," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC. American can't just sit back on its laurels, he added.

  • Obama Offers Up Cuts to Social Security, Medicare Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, a senior administration official said.

  • Wal-Mart's Food Fight: Betting on Data, Not Bodies Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    As it intensifies its push into groceries and perishable foods, Wal-Mart Stores is betting it can take on these labor-intensive categories by adding efficiency, not bodies.

  • Gartman on Jobs Number: 'Yawn and Move On' Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 2:39 AM ET
    Dennis Gartman

    As investors wait for the latest U.S. jobs data to assess the recovery in the world's largest economy, Dennis Gartman told CNBC the numbers don't matter.

  • 'Slow Crawl' to Prosperity as Jobs Growth 'Dives' Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    Mirroring the broader economy, small-business owners' plans to hire are taking a "dive" as owners see little reason for new job creation. You call this a recovery?

  • Job Insecurity High as Layoffs Show Huge Surge Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March but downsizing by retail companies still helped the first quarter rack up the largest amount of cuts in over a year.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Get Weaker as Outlook Dims Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    A man holds his resume notebook with Eagle Ford Shale printed on the cover and waits in line for the opening of a job fair.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam.

  • Your Job Prospects Depend on Where You're Looking Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Job seekers wait to speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan in New York City.

    Much like the uneven recovery, your chances of finding job depend a lot on where you live and what industry you're hoping to work for.

  • Unintended QE Consequences a Concern: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC more solid economic data coupled with a "substantial improvement" in jobs are needed before the central bank would consider tightening policy.

  • BOJ Throws In Kitchen Sink in War With Deflation Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:07 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan unveiled sweeping changes to its monetary policy, making clear that it will do all it can to achieve a 2 percent inflation target. But is that enough?

  • Bond Buying Could Cool This Summer: Fed's Williams Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    John Williams

    The U.S. Federal Reserve could begin cutting back on its massive bond-buying program this summer if the economy continues to pick up steam, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.

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