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When we began planning our special report "Women in Business," I was eager to learn about how women are really doing in the workplace. In short, many women are successful, powerful and well off, but progress in the professional world has stalled.
Though women make up half of the American workforce, and collect sixty percent of four-year degrees, parity in the corporate world still eludes them.
Women may be happy about the strides they’ve made in corporate America, but they’re hardly satisfied.
Futures were sharply higher Monday, tracking gains in Europe where investors were encouraged by German and French promises to unveil new measures to combat the debt crisis in the region by the end of the month.
Rick Perry of Texas struggled through his first three debates, so his aides have staged practice sessions, complete with a stand-in for Mitt Romney. He has stirred outrage among conservatives on immigration, so he is defending his stance on the campaign trail as good economics, report the New York Times.
In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found, reports the NYT.
The week's top business news and investing advice, including how to trade Apple after Steve Jobs' death, other tech plays, and hammered-down financials, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.
Despite a failed attempt at the end of Friday's session to close the week out on a positive note, stocks finished higher on some tepid signs of recovery for the US economy.
Futures rebounded, erasing their early losses Friday following a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls report.
Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired.com, told CNBC that the number of jobs listings on his recruitment website rose to over 5 million at the start of 2011, and has remained at that level ever since.
Stocks finished at session highs Thursday, logging a three-day rally led by financials, after the ECB announced new liquidity measures to support banks in the euro zone and as investors waited for the crucial monthly non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week.
Futures turned negative Thursday following ECB's President Jean-Claude Trichet's grim economic outlook at a news conference after the bank's Governing Council left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.5 percent.
"We do not expect a recession in the United States, but a lot depends on what happens in the Europe. That is obviously pivoted on leadership. We need to see the 17 finance ministers come together in a credible way, and that is really going to be the key indicator for whether the United States can continue with a very slow, but steady, slight recovery," Alex Friedman, CIO at UBS Wealth Management, told CNBC.
A diverse crowd started gathering outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan after the announcement that Steve Jobs died, lighting candles, bringing flowers and leaving small tributes.
Computer buffs and admirers of technology rushed to Apple shops from New York to Australia on Thursday to mourn Steve Jobs, praising him as a visionary who transformed the daily activities of countless millions.
Stocks rallied sharply in the final minutes of trading to finish near their highs in another volatile session Wednesday, buoyed by a handful of better-than-expected economic news and amid optimism over the euro zone.
There is a reason the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken root so quickly and spread far and wide so rapidly – people are fed up. We are sick of shouldering the burden of an economic crisis caused by a few. We are tired of watching the wealthiest 1% receive tax cuts, while the rest of us face job cuts, pay cuts and cuts in vital services. And we are ready to do something about it.
Futures pared some of their gains ahead of the open Wednesday, even after a better-than-expected private sector employment report and despite optimism that a solution will be found to protect Europe's banks from the effects of the Greek crisis.
After months of turmoil and uncertainty, the Republican 2012 presidential race finally appears to have a settled field of candidates — with Mitt Romney solidifying his perch at the top of the pack.
Stocks rebounded during the final hour of trading in a roller coaster ride on Wall Street Tuesday, following a report that EU finance ministers are examining possible ways to recapitalize banks and after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said he is prepared to help the economy.