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  • Weekly jobless claims down 11,000 to 304,000     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    This is going to change everything that is going on in Europe, says CNBC's Rick Santelli breaking down the latest numbers on unemployment and sharing his thoughts on how it will likely impact European markets.

  • Small business index dips as confidence wanes Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Small business sentiment weakened in June, pulling back from a six-year high because firms felt less confident the economy would improve in the coming months.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. While Thursday's government payrolls report showed a robust 288,000 increase in hiring in June and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low at 6.1 percent, some traders were not convinced the labor market is strong enough for Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers to tighten policy sooner.

  • Submarine maker plans expansion in Rhode Island Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.— Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of submarines under a $95 billion Navy program, welcome news in the state with the nation's highest unemployment rate.

  • Kudlow: A few glitches in this rosy jobs report Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    The June jobs report was strong but there were some important glitches, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the economic problems that the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are trying to tackle.

  • Solid US job gains pointing to a stronger recovery Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The 5- year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health. The unemployment rate dipped from 6.3 percent in May to its lowest level since the financial crisis struck with full force in the fall of 2008, when the Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers went bankrupt.

  • Gauging the strength of the US recovery     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    Michael Yoshikami, CEO and Founder of Destination Wealth Management, says the "impressive" U.S. jobs report reflects improvements in the economy.

  • *MSCI rises in early trade, testing this week's 3- year highs. TOKYO, July 4- Asian shares and the dollar firmed on Friday, catching a lift from U.S. stocks' surge to record highs after U.S. jobs data showed the lowest unemployment rate in six years and underscored the strength of the economic recovery.

  • US job growth led by retailers and health care Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. job market's gains in June were as broad as they were deep. Employers across an array of industries accounted for the 288,000 jobs the economy added, the government reported Friday. The unemployment rate slipped to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent in May.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Germany's BMW to invest $1 billion in new luxury car factory in Mexico Oil futures slip as risks of possible supply disruptions in Iraq continue to fade BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets to Volkswagen Infotainment Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged

  • Broad US job growth helps high school grads Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hiring heated up for almost everyone in June. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent in May, the Labor Department said Friday. The decline benefited men, women, high school graduates, those with college experience and different racial groups.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:52 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Dow tops 17,000 for first time after government says hiring picked up speed last month US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Germany's BMW to invest $1 billion in new luxury car factory in Mexico Oil futures slip as risks of possible supply disruptions in Iraq continue to fade BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets to Volkswagen Infotainment Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:21 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks rise after government says hiring picked up speed last month; Dow crosses 17,000 US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to publish minutes in bid for transparency as it vows to support economy NSA reportedly targeted German privacy activist who provided online anonymity tool Subaru recalls 660,000 cars and SUVs because brake lines can rust and leak fluid

  • Need to see income gains: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Anthony Chan, Chase, would like to see the number of part-time workers shrink. Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com, discusses today's jobs report.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:09 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Dow Jones industrial average tops 17,000 following strong US job gains US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Obama says jobs numbers give' you a sense economy is growing' Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to hold fewer meetings, publish minutes in bid for transparency NSA reportedly targeted German privacy activist who provided online anonymity tool China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks

  • President Obama on jobs growth     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    President Obama weighs in on the unemployment drop, shares job growth strategies and says this jobs report shows the economy is showing signs of momentum and progress.

  • Seeing job and hours growth: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Greg Ip, and Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network CEO, discuss what the employment report means for the economy and productivity in the workplace.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:04 p.m. EDT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Stocks rise after government says hiring picked up speed last month; Dow crosses 17,000 US economy added robust 288 k jobs in June, 5th straight big gain; jobless rate dips to 6.1 pct US trade deficit falls 5.6 percent to $44.4 billion as exports hit record high and imports dip Survey: US services sector expands again in June but at slightly slower pace Express Scripts' cost-saving move will slash coverage of 1,000 compounded drugs Average rate on 30- year mortgages dips to 4.12 percent while 15- year mortgages unchanged European Central Bank to hold fewer meetings, publish minutes in bid for transparency China, South Korea agree to enhance already strong ties with currency exchange, trade talks In new move to ease currency controls, China will allow banks to set exchange rates US unemployment claims rise slightly to 315,000 last week in latest sign of few layoffs