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  • US Economy May Be Bottoming Out: Economist Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 10:04 PM ET

    A surprise contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity in June has raised the prospects of a worsening slowdown in the U.S., but one economist says the economy may actually be showing signs of bottoming out.

  • Auto Sales Could Help Drive Market Sentiment Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:11 PM ET
    Customer at an auto dealership.

    The auto industry has been one of the positives in this shaky economy but will it last? Traders will be watching June auto sales on Tuesday—especially after a weak ISM reading.

  • NYSE trader

    The beach may be beckoning this Fourth of July week but traders are going to want to be at their desks for the start of the third quarter, with the jobs report, an ECB rate decision—and more.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Zoltar Speaks: What the Internet Tells Us About Jobs Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    It’s that time again — Big Jobs Friday. Of course, we turn to the great Zoltar Fortune Telling Machine of the economy — the Internet — to read the cards.

  • Patrick Olney, President & CEO at Volvo Construction Equipment, says business is still 'solid' in China despite country's economic slowdown.

  • No Huddle Offense: Nat Gas a Boom for Jobs?     Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how a glut in natural gas inventories could lead to a U.S. infrastructure construction boom.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • The Best and Worst Jobs of 2012 Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
    Audiologist

    The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

  • Show Me the Money: Wage Growth Hits Three-Year High Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire

    Good news! Wage growth just hit a three-year high. If you're like Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Jerry Maguire," saying "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" we've got the jobs right here that are seeing the most wage growth and will SHOW. YOU. THE MONEY.

  • Playing the Manufacturing Comeback     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Profits from U.S. manufacturing producers have risen over the years, reaching $1.7 trillion in 2010. Sharing perspective on the revival of the industry, with Neil Dutta, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and Rod Smyth, Riverfront Investment Group.

  • Real Estate Outlook - A CNBC Special Report

    As national home sales begin to recover and the foreclosure market thins out, real estate is in varying stages of recovery. What do you think?

  • Leighton Still a Buy Despite Profit Warning     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Simon Robinson, Director, Raven Capital says he would still buy Leighton, because the profit warning is a sign Leighton's new management is willing to make tough decisions to boost growth.

  • Jobs Employers Can't Fill Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    The U.S. gross domestic product has been climbing, according to the  While this is good news for the overall economy, it represents a problem for the trucking industry, which  to haul the nation’s goods.Transport Capital Partners’ fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey indicated that the driver shortage had improved ever so slightly since August, which TCP’s Richard Mikes attributed to aggressive recruiting on the part of carriers. However, 70 percent of carriers still reported persistently

    Despite the perception about a lack of work, there are jobs that employers can’t fill. Applicants may lack training, or the jobs may not pay enough. Whatever the reason, jobs in many major sectors going unfilled.

  • Trying to Kickstart a City ... With Letters Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    Chattanooga Font

    Chattanooga, which has grappled with pollution and economic decay, is now home to a grassroots movement that hopes to kickstart the city ... with letters.

  • Steve Cortes Isn’t Buying Into Housing Optimism Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

    Despite higher confidence among home builders, Steve Cortes revealed his contrarian trade.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • The $75 Million Handyman Special Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 4:49 PM ET
    Unfinished mansion nicknamed "Versailles" up for sale "as is" by owner and timeshare tycoon David Siegel in Windermere, Florida.

    If you’re looking for some Orlando real estate, there’s a 90,000-square-foot mansion that might interest you. It’s the largest single-family home in the U.S., and it’s been on the market since 2010. It’s still under construction, and the “as-is” asking price for the unfinished home is $75 million.

  • Love Is in the Air — But Not at Work Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    Businessman Crying in Rain

    Love is in the air and heart-shaped things, chocolates, flowers and pudgy babies slinging arrows are everywhere, it seems, from storefront windows to your inbox. But when it comes to the workplace, to quote Rose Royce (or more specifically, Miles Gregory), “Love don’t live here anymore.”

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.