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  • *Markit, ISM services data on tap. *Shortly after the opening bell, two readings on the services sector are expected with the final February reading of financial data firm Markit's Purchasing Managers Index at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's gauge on the services sector in February is scheduled for a 10 a.m. release.

  • As office space shrinks, so does your privacy Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
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    As office desk space becomes more scarce, so does privacy in the workplace, The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- America's vast staffing industry knows it's time to jack up wages when it becomes difficult to find enough workers. While 2014 was the strongest year of job gains in the recovery from the 2007-09 recession, rising output is not yet translating into substantial wage gains for the workers Kelly Services, one of the country's largest providers of...

  • Jan 12- United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort that could impact some 2,000 workers. The Chicago- based carrier informed employees Monday that jobs up for review included baggage handlers and gate and customer service agents at 28 airports that are not hubs, ranging from Atlanta to...

  • United Airlines may outsource 2,000 airport jobs Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    A United Airlines jet at San Francisco International Airport.

    United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. private employers added 241,000 jobs in December, beating the median forecasts of analysts, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP figures come ahead of the U.S. Labor Department's more comprehensive nonfarm payrolls report on Friday, which includes both public and private sector employment. The unemployment rate is...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. private employers added 208,000 jobs in November, below economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP figures come ahead of the U.S. Labor Department's more comprehensive nonfarm payrolls report on Friday, which includes both public and private sector employment. The unemployment rate is seen...

  • Staples forecasts fall in sales; shares skid 11% Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    A Staples shopping cart inside a store in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    Staples forecast a decline in sales in the current quarter as it struggles to win back shoppers who have shifted office supply purchases to e-retailers, mass merchants and drugstores.

  • A 6 hour working day in Asia?   Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:45 PM ET
    A 6 hour working day in Asia?

    As Sweden tests out a six hour work day, the Asia Squawk Box team discusses if it could ever work in Asia.

  • Staples shuts 225 stores in N. America; sales fall Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
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    Staples forecast a fall in quarterly sales and said it would close up to 225 stores in North America by 2015.

  • Had to lay off some 80% of staff on shutdown: YPO member

    John Tucker, founder and CEO of Laser Plus Imaging, and CEO network member of YPO, shares his experience since the shutdown.

  •  Regus CEO: Momentum in the US is slow but improving

    Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus, a multinational corporation that provides serviced office accommodation, tells CNBC that activity in the US is improving but they¿re in a part of the market that's growing anyway.

  • 'Vampire' Modems, Routers Waste $1 Billion a Year Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Modems and routers are bigger energy hogs than laptops and cell phone chargers. On a national scale, it’s pretty staggering: $1 billion a year in electricity.

  • This Is the Least Productive Time of Day   Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:13 PM ET
    This Is the Least Productive Time of Day

    Find yourself crashing after lunch time? Here's why: 2:55pm is the least productive time of day.

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    After a morning filled with false starts and confusion, office supply retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax on Wednesday announced a deal approved by the boards of both companies.

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    Office supply retailers Office Max and Office Depot are near a merger that could be announced this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Your Desk Is Making You Stupid Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
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    Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.

  • 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.

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    Hotels have found a new business opportunity in today's mobile, technology-driven world: selling small, tech-equipped meeting rooms for private business gatherings.

  • US Economy Over the Worst: KPMG Executive Survey Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET
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    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.