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  • *U.S. nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 240,000 in February. WASHINGTON, March 6- U.S. employment likely rose strongly in February with the jobless rate slipping, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June. "The jobs picture remains extraordinary healthy," said Jacob Oubina, an economist at RBC Capital Markets in New...

  • Factors impacting Feb. jobs  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 3:36 PM ET

    February's jobs data is expected to be released Friday morning. Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com, and Greg Ip, Wall Street Journal, look at the outlook for employment and the overall U.S. economy.

  • US jobless claims rise; Q4 productivity revised down Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    A job seeker, left, speaks to a representative during a job fair hosted in Dallas.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose and productivity contracted more sharply than previously thought.

  • February job cuts top 50,000: Challenger  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    John Challenger, Challenger CEO, provides the latest read on layoffs and unemployment. According to the most recent numbers, 38% of all cuts this year are coming from the energy sector.

  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on email scandal Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton at the 2014 CGI annual meeting in New York.

    "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them..." Clinton tweeted. NBCNews reports.

  • Santelli Exchange: Getting Americans to work  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Forbes contributor Louis Woodhill, Scalable Software, Inc., about the employment picture in the U.S. and incentives that would put Americans to work.

  • Private job growth slowest in six months: ADP Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    A job seeker, right, gestures as she is interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California.

    Companies added 212,000 positions for the month, down from an upwardly revised 250,000 in January.

  • Pay gap between bosses and workers widens Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    The pay gap between bosses and their workers has increased in every region worldwide since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest data.

  • Netanyahu takes center stage in GOP war with Obama Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Iraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will address Congress featuring divisions not only over his likely message, but on the nature of his trip to the nation's capital. NBCNews reports.

  • Consumer spending falls for a second straight month Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

  • Breaking down the unemployment rate  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox reacts to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry comment on the unemployment rate being a sham.

  • Chicago PMI drops to lowest since 2009 in February Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago Business Barometer fell far more than expected in February, plummeting to 45.8 from January's read of 59.4.

  • US Q4 growth rate revised down to 2.2% Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Workers assemble Jeep Wranglers at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid.

  • Larry Bossidy's call on the economy  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    Former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy shares his thought on the U.S. economy.

  • Consumer price index posts biggest drop since 2008 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Shoppers at a Target store in Mentor, Ohio.

    Consumer prices dropped in January as gas prices continued to fall, which could give a cautious Fed ammunition to keep interest rates low a bit longer.

  • US jobless claims rise higher than expected Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to register for a job fair at California's Great America theme park on February 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.

    More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.

  • BERLIN, Feb 26- Germany's jobless rate remained at a record low of 6.5 percent for a third straight month in February, data showed on Thursday, boosting expectations that private consumption will help drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. That was in line with the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll and remains the lowest since German...

  • Yellen: No rate hike for next couple FOMC meetings Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen gives the Senate Banking Committee a decidedly dovish tone on interest rates.

  • Janet Yellen: Don't audit the Fed Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Tuesday after presenting her semiannual monetary policy report.

  • Fed's Yellen, ECB's Draghi discuss policy Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    US Fed Chair Janet Yellen continued her semiannual testimony on monetary policy and the economy before the House Committee on Financial Services.