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  • US job cuts soar in July, thanks to Microsoft, HP Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    U.S. employers planned to cut nearly 50,000 positions in July, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday, 50 percent higher than in June.

  • Argentina defaults for second time in 13 years Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:04 AM ET
    Billboard placed along a street in Buenos Aires showing a poster from the government-related movement San Martin supporting the Argentine government in its dispute with the so-called 'holdout' hedge funds

    Argentina failed to strike a deal to avert its second default in over 12 years after talks with holdout creditors ended without a settlement.

  • *Fed cuts monthly bond buying by $10 billion. WASHINGTON, July 30- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy, taking note of a decline in the jobless rate and signaling more comfort that inflation was moving up toward its target.

  • Comparing US Fed's views on inflation, job market Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting June 17-18:. Now: The Fed sees a better job market, but has added new qualifications: "Labor market conditions improved, with the unemployment rate declining further.

  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting:. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter. Labor market conditions improved, with the unemployment rate declining further.

  • RPT-FED SAYS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINED BUT A RANGE OF LABOR MARKET INDICATORS SUGGEST SIGNIFICANT UNDERUTILIZATION OF LABOR RESOURCES.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth was far stronger than previously estimated in the second half of 2013, which could help to explain a sharp drop in the unemployment rate during the period.

  • US economy sizzles in Q2, shakes off frostbite Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    An employee works on the production line at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana, July 24, 2014.

    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, which may bolster views for the remainder of the year.

  • ADP July payrolls up 218,000     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 AM ET
    An employee works on the production line at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana, July 24, 2014.

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Mark Zandy, Moody's Analytics, check out the monthly employment numbers. We are on track to full employment by late 2016, predicts Zandy.

  • US confidence soars to highest in nearly 7 years Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    The Apple store on the Upper West Side in New York, July 20, 2014.

    Consumers grew more confident about the economy in July, The Conference Board reported on Tuesday, as expectations built for the recovery.

  • TOKYO, July 29- The availability of jobs in Japan rose to the highest in 22 years, in an encouraging sign that a tighter labour market will boost wages and support consumer spending. However, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, rose to 3.7 percent from 3.5 percent in the previous month.

  • Pros share GDP forecasts     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Discussing U.S. GDP expectations, with Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Funds, and Kevin Mahn, Hennion & Walsh Asset Management.

  • Yellen's challenging week     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports expectations from the Fed's monetary policy announcement and economic outlook.

  • Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate:. Ohio's nonfarm employment was more than 5.3 million in June. Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010, from 10.6 percent in January 2010 to 5.5 percent in May and June, the lowest rate since before the recession.

  • US durables jump in June, stoke recovery hopes Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Household appliances are offered for sale at Home Depot. (File Photo)

    Orders for big-ticket U.S. manufactured goods rose strongly in June, a sign of increased business spending and better growth.

  • Across US job market, this is becoming rare Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

  • Obama: What's legal might not be right for US Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview, President Obama took aim at tax inversions. Watch the interview here.

  • Michigan's unemployment rate shows seasonal rise Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— Michigan authorities say the state experienced a typical seasonal increase in unemployment in the latest month. The department says June's unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5.7 percent in the Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids regions to a high of 9.2 percent in populous metropolitan Detroit.

  • 'Mediocre' US economy's missing link Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    A job seeker leaves his contact information at a career fair held by Union Square Hospitality Group in New York.

    If this turning point comes, the U.S. may soon see the fortunes of middle- and lower-class workers rising.

  • New home sales throw cold water on jobless party Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.

    New U.S. single-family homes sales fell sharply in June, suggesting the housing market would struggle to regain momentum.