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  • March Jobs Report Below Projections     Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The non-farm payroll number for March is up only 120,000 vs. 240,000 (revised) in February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The number is far below expectations of 203,000, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Joe Kernen and Rick Santelli. Private sector jobs were up 121,000 vs. 233,000 in February. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March vs. 8.3 percent in February. And the average workweek in March was 34.5 hours in March vs. 34.6 hours in February.

  • Constellation Brands Beats Estimates     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Constellation Brands beat Wall Street's expectations when it reported Q4 results this morning. Timothy Ramey, D.A. Davidson & Co., weighs in.

  • JCPenney's Makeover     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at JCPenney's big turnaround plan.

  • Santelli Exchange: Big Nat Gas Challenge     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli says Canadian jobs data reported the fourth best number in thirty years at 82,300 and makes an exciting announcement for his "Nat. Gas Challenge" this upcoming Monday.

  • Prep for Trading After Dow's Dive     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    Insight on the upcoming trading session after yesterday's stock market plunge, with Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman; James Steel, HSBC; and Scott Nations, NationsShares. "Investors wanted the Fed to solve every problem," says Nations.

  • During a live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box, Sears Holdings Chairman Eddie Lampert talks about how both traditional retailers and media companies need to adapt to fight back against online competitors.

  • Hyundai CEO Unveils New 2013 Santa Fe     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president & CEO, unveils the new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • ADP: Private Sector Employment Up 209K     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that the private sector added 209,000 jobs in March. Joel Parkken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, weighs in on the numbers.

  • Out of One Frying Pan, and Into Another Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET
    Ahmass Fakahany, restaurateur and former Merrill Lynch executive.

    Former Merrill Lynch co-president Ahmass Fakahany is applying what he learned on Wall Street to his swiftly growing restaurant empire.

  • AutoNation CEO Talks Sales, Auto Show     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Auto industry executives are streaming into New York this week for the auto show. Mike Jackson, chairman & CEO of AutoNation, offers insight.

  • Fast Food Stock Plays     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:17 PM ET

    Burger King is spending about $750 million over the next 12 months to introduce 10 new items across the country. R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar restaurant analyst and Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst, weigh in on how to play the fast food space.

  • How an Acquisition Fund Burnishes Reputations Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 2:01 PM ET

    Most museum collections depend on the kindness of benefactors who donate only paintings they own or like. At a few lucky institutions, donors have established funds dedicated to new, and important, acquisitions.

  • Should Philanthropy Be Anonymous? Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    World in Hand

    Trevor Neilson, president of Global Philanthropy Group, argues that putting a face to big donations inspires others and raises the profile of charitable giving.

  • Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, and Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock fixed income chief investment strategist, discuss BlackRock's quarterly asset allocation report. "I would be overweight emerging markets and overweight the U.S.," says Doll.

  • Lotto Advice from 7-Time Lottery Winner     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    The Mega Millions Jackpot now stands at $640M and Richard Lustig, a 7-time lottery winner, discusses what to do if you win.

  • Dividends vs. Buybacks     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    Sharing perspective on tonight's lottery drawing for $640M and whether investors should safeguard their money in dividend stocks or companies who are buying back shares, with Randy Bateman, Huntington Funds CIO and Barry James, James Advantage Funds president.

  • Energy Industry Keeps Markets Strong Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    Residential real estate in Texas and other central states is a well-oiled machine. Literally — energy production in the central U.S. has helped bolster the region’s economies, and that has translated to the local housing markets.

  • Major Markets Looking Up Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:52 PM ET

    In cities like Denver, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque, inventory is down, traffic is up and prices are stabilizing.

  • Smaller Cities Leading the Rebound Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:51 PM ET

    Sales are up, inventory down, but prices are generally still weak.  If you're looking for a success story, however, try Grand Rapids, Mich., Cedar Falls , Iowa and Green Bay, Wis.

  • Washington D.C. and Its Suburbs Prime Attraction Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Thanks to high gasoline prices, today's home buyers want to be close in. D.C., with so many  thriving suburbs and an expansive Metro system, offers ample opportunity.