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  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Chinese Investors Snap Up German Industry Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 3:08 AM ET

    The legendary German Mittlestand is opening to investment, but some worry its successful culture may be threatened, the Global Post reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Is the Market Doomed to Repeat 2011? Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 6:14 PM ET

    Although recent action may be similar, Cramer isn't so sure the market will repeat the same trajectory as last year.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Even if economic growth in the U.S. is not as strong as Caterpillar is forecasting, investors can expect the company to deliver on its 2012 guidance anyway, one analyst said.