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  • June Jobs Report Could Put the Fed in Play Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Some economists are raising their estimates for the June jobs report but even if the number is better than expected, “I don’t think that would take QE off the table," one strategist said.

  • Roadmap: Jobs, Retailers & Apple     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses today's major headlines, including surprisingly strong employment data from ADP, disappointing June same store sales data from retailers, and Apple is reportedly preparing to produce a new tablet computer with a screen smaller than 8 inches, with Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal.

  • Initial Jobless Claims: 374,000     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Stuart Hoffman, PNC Financial Services chief economist, break down the data on jobless claims and discuss what it indicates about jobs creation and the health of the U.S. economy.

  • BOE Leaves Key Rate Unchanged at 0.5%     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    Weighing in on the Bank of England leaving key interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent and increasing its asset purchase program total to 375 billion pounds, with Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent, and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist.

  • "I'm short the euro," says Jim Iuorio, Director; TJM Institutional Services, discussing the ECB's rate-cut decision, and weighing in on how U.S. jobs numbers will impact the markets.

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    Enjoy the hot dogs and fireworks because after the Fourth of July holiday, the market will get hit with three job readings Thursday followed by the main event Friday — the June jobs report.

  • Unusual Economic Indicators Worth Watching     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group chief market strategist, explains how investors can glean important economic information by keeping an eye on food stamps, used cars, and Google.

  • Jobless Claims Down 6,000 & GDP Up 1.9%     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Q1 GDP rose 1.9 percent, while initial jobless claims totaled 386,000. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and John Silva, Wells Fargo, weigh in.

  • Headlines are Driving Markets     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    John Hailer, President & CEO, Natixis Global Asset Management says headlines continue to drive market sentiment.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • Jobless Claims Drop Slightly to 387,000     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the data on this week's jobs numbers and discuss its impact on the markets and what it indicates about the economic recovery, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Initial Jobless Claims: 386,000     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on jobless claims & Consumer Price Index, and a look at the impact on the market, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony on Capitol Hill and the impact on the markets, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the fifth round of questioning from Rep. Burgess and Rep. Hinchey, Bernanke address the question of what the U.S. can do to help Europe, and how America can prevent the same problems.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the fourth round of questioning from Sen. Coats and Rep. Maloney, Bernanke addresses the "too big to fail" regulations for big banks, the possibility of using additional quantitative easing as a tool to prompt an economic recovery, and China's impact on the nation's economy.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the third round of questioning from Sen. DeMint and Sen. Sanders, Bernanke addresses the nation's growing debt levels and low interest rates, and whether it's a conflict of interest to have JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon sitting on the board of the New York Fed.

  • Bernanke Comments on Debt Limit Rule     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:57 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the third round of questioning from Rep Mulvaney and Sen Klobuchar, Bernanke addresses the problems of interest rate swaps and how to reduce debt.

  • Bernanke Testimony on Capitol Hill, Pt. 2     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the second round of questioning from Rep. Campbell and Rep. Cummings, Bernanke addresses debt restructuring in Greece, and concerns about Spain and Italy. "It's important for European leaders to take additional effective steps to contain the problem," says Bernanke. The Chairman also weighs in on the weak housing sector and whether a targeted principal reduction program would help with the housing recovery.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the sixth round of questioning from Rep. Duffy and Rep. Lee, Bernanke address the implementation of the Volcker Rule, and the duration of long and short term interest rates.

  • Bernanke Q&A on Capitol Hill, Pt. 1     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the first round of questions from Chairman Casey, Vice Chairman Brady and Rep. Sanchez, the Fed chief weighs in on interest rates; what is holding back the economic recovery; and the possibility of a further round of quantitative easing.