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  • Your Job, Your Life - A CNBC Special Report

    Unemployment remains stubbornly high, while job creation frustratingly slow.

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    Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza is to buy U.S.-listed Arch Chemicals for some $1.2 billion, creating the world's largest player in the microbial control market, the groups said on Monday.

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    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pulled out of the 2012 presidential race in April but that didn't stop him from sounding like a candidate as he criticized the Obama administration for its economic policies.

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    Supporters say it is premature without a replacement to the space craft, while opponents say the returns don't justify the cost. 

  • NASA: The Next Generation - A CNBC Special Report

    Is space exploration a wise investment given the nation's budget problems?

  • NASA: The Next Generation - A CNBC Special Report

    Amidst calls for deep government spending cuts, the privatization of the space age may be the solution.  

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    Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.

  • St. Louis, Missouri

    Three states made the top ten (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska), while seven made the top 15 (add Kansas, Indiana, North and South Dakota). So much for the Sunbelt.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

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    Greece is the bad penny that keeps cropping up at inconvenient moments. We’d desperately like to forget Greece. Farr has been writing about it for 18 months with all of these depressing comments, and it seems to be among the things blamed for market down days.

  • Did Govt. Stimulus Work?

    Discussing whether stimulus did more harm than good, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT).

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Tuesday will be the 'longest day' in Europe, John M. Hydeskov, chief analyst at Danske Markets in London, told CNBC Tuesday morning.

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    Much has changed since the last major piece of energy legislation in 2005.

  • Chrysler's ecoVoyager concept car unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.The ecoVoyager mates an lithium-ion battery pack to an advanced hydrogen fuel cell, resulting in a vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles that emits nothing from the tailpipe but water vapor.

    Automakers are gearing up for mass-market production of hydrogen-powered cars starting in 2015, but the fuel-cell technology has plenty of skeptics, including President Barack Obama.

  • Apartments in China

    Housing construction is such a driver of the Chinese economy that if a real estate bubble were to burst the resulting shock could see economic growth fall to the low single digits. The FT reports.

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    The UK's care homes system is under the microscope as Southern Cross, its biggest care homes company, teeters on the brink of collapse.

  • Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    If recent land auctions across China are anything to go by, then Beijing’s efforts to cool the country’s sizzling residential property market are finally beginning to work after a year of moral suasion and threats to local governments, banks and developers. The FT reports.

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    The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.

  • Chrysler Repays TARP

    The Treasury announced Chrysler has repaid its TARP obligations. So, how is the government's auto bailout program doing? Ron Bloom, Special Assistant to President Obama for manufacturing policy weighs in.

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    It is often cheaper for local authorities in the UK to keep old people in their own homes, with regular visits from health and social care workers, than in a care home.