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  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • What Would Sherlock Holmes Do in a Bad Economy? Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    "The London detective dealt with many difficult cases throughout his career, but they pale in comparison to our current economic problems. Call this one 'The Case of the Perplexed Investor,'” the author writes.

  • How I Did It: Creating Options Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Women And Business - A CNBC Special Report

    I don’t think I’m alone in living a zig-zag career journey. Maybe not all have gotten the memo yet, but ladder thinking about how careers are built and work gets done is being replaced with a more agile corporate lattice model of career progression.

  • Is Jeff Bezos the New Steve Jobs? Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    "It's hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs. But people are searching hopefully for such a person," and this author thinks that person could be Jeff Bezos.

  • Imagine that you are a small business owner who has a thin two to five percent profit margin during a tough economy and are trying to avoid laying off workers. On top of this, the federal government will begin keeping 3% of the money it owes you until the Internal Revenue Service acknowledges – months or years later – that you had already been paying your taxes. Although Halloween is just around the corner, this isn’t just another scary story.

  • A Third of UK Employees Unhappy in Their Job: Poll Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 5:16 AM ET

    A third of employees in the UK are unhappy in their jobs, while just over a fifth declare that they "love" they position, a new poll released Tuesday showed.

  • The 11 Laws of Likabiity

    Your career success depends a lot on what you know, who you know and who likes you, according to this author.

  • Creepy, Crawly, Squirmy Jobs Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But CNBC.com decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

  • by James Adams

    "As I came to appreciate my partial responsibility for the meltdown, it dawned on me that people shouldn’t be rewarded by the State for helping to create the biggest financial disaster in eighty years," this former Wall Street exec writes, sharing his story of how he set out on a new chapter in his life when he decided to work for McDonalds....but couldn't get hired.

  • Can China Reinvent Itself? Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    China and the Credit Crisis

    Many of the productivity gains in China have taken place mainly in the export part of the economy, while productivity growth in many purely Chinese firms has lagged behind. Can future gains in Chinese productivity be large enough to compensate for a decreasing working population and big wage increases?

  • Use Your Body to Present Your Ideas Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 9:34 AM ET
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Here are five tips to help you with your presentations. The first tip - what you can learn from Jerry Seinfeld.

  • World's Wealth Growing, but Not Evenly: Credit Suisse Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 7:26 AM ET

    While the headlines brim with tales of the euro zone debt crisis, rising inflation and people like Nouriel Roubini warning of an approaching hard landing in China, there’s evidence that some market players, at least, are getting richer.

  • Jobless Youth Face Crime, Drugs, Depression: ILO Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    The youth unemployment rate is expected to show a "minimal decrease" in 2011 since its peak last year but the young, particularly in areas most hit by the crisis, are struggling to find jobs, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday.

  • by Daniel Yergin

    Daniel Yergin's best-selling new book, "The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World" is an in-depth look at the state of the global energy industry that picks up where his Pulitzer Prize winning, "The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" left off.

  • Laughing At Wall Street

    The author says he can "show how the average consumer with no previous financial education can outsmart Wall Street’s brightest by learning to identify game-changing information hidden in their everyday life."

  • Reviving Work Ethic

    The author writes, "I interact with thousands of leaders, managers, business owners and execs each year and I’ve yet to find any who believe that the work ethic represented in the current labor pool stands up to that of the labor pool twenty, ten—or even five years ago," adding, "It’s time to stop complaining about the lack of work ethic and take steps to revive it."

  • How by Dov Seidman

    The author says we're in what he calls the, "Era of Behavior" and that "our behavior now matters more than we thought and in ways we never imagined."

  • Solar After Solyndra Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    Green energy professionals gathered in Dallas for the Solar Power International conference to tackle the latest challenges in the solar power industry. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.

  • Time for Women to Get on Boards—of Directors Sunday, 16 Oct 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    Resourceful women should be taking steps to become board-ready, in order to take advantage of the increasing number of women elected to company boards, according to Molly Ashby, chairman and CEO of Solera Capital.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

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