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  • How Do You Score On Employers’ Top Five Desired Skills? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    For both the jobseeker and the happily employed, you want to translate the overall top five list to your specific prospective employer’s or current employer’s top five list.

  • Tax Tips For Newly Self-Employed Professionals Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET

    Come April, some 90,000 freelancers and consultants will file their taxes as a sole proprietor amid the swelling ranks of independent workers nationwide.  Here’s a primer on tackling your taxes .

  • Taking The Tax Bite Out Of Retirement-Fund Withdrawals Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Retirement savings accounts are a growing source of emergency cash for Americans hurt by the weak economy, but withdrawing money prematurely can have serious tax consequences. Here's how to soften the pain.

  • Christmas 2010 could turn out to be the merriest since the recession began, with the exclusive CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding Americans somewhat more optimistic but real optimism remains elusive.

  • Tax-Cut Plan Could Go Before Senate Later Today Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to offer later Thursday legislation to extend expiring tax cuts, an aide said Thursday.

  • Top Traders Watching for Inflation Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss how to trade Japanese bond yields and food Prices, as well.

  • US Growth Forecasts Spell Pain for Treasurys Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 5:34 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The surge in 10-year Treasury yields above the psychological 3 percent level this week crowns a miserable period for bond traders and investors who bet on the Federal Reserve’s second round of quantitative easing policy, or QE2, being bullish for the market, reports the Financial Times.

  • House Budget Panel to Push Tax, Spending Cuts: Ryan Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee, told CNBC Wednesday that he would push for permanent lower tax rates, "real" spending cuts and entitlement reforms when Republicans take control of the House in January.

  • Jobs That Pay $100 (Or More) Per Hour Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Jobs that pay $100 an hour or more aren’t easy to come by. There are two basic types of these high-paying jobs: Those where you get that rate full time, bringing your annual salary to more than $200,000 a year, and those where you only work part time — say five to 20 hours a week. So, you make $100 an hour but your annual salary doesn’t make you a high roller. “Being able to get $100 an hour is rare,” said Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at . The median hourly wage in the U.S. is $

    Sure, most of them involve being a doctor, money manger or CEO. But you'd be surprised at some of the jobs on this list! Here are a dozen jobs that pay $100 or more.

  • Bond Vigilantes Could Target US: Roubini Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 7:16 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Economist Nouriel Roubini on Wednesday voiced concern over  a compromise on extending tax cuts struck by US President Barack Obama and Republican leaders, saying the agreement could expose the US to bond vigilantes who will drive up the price of yields

  • Busch: Bush Tax Cuts: Party Like it's 2001-2003 Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    The best that can be said about this potential compromise is that the US avoided disaster by averting a massive tax hike during a weak economic recovery.

  • An apparent tax-cut deal struck between President Obama and congressional Republicans raised hopes that the much-ballyhooed "gridlock" is already yielding positive results for investors.

  • Tax Deal Suggests New Path for Obama Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama announced a tentative deal with Congressional Republicans on Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts at all income levels for two years as part of a package that would also keep benefits flowing to the long-term unemployed, cut payroll taxes for all workers for a year and take other steps to bolster the economy, the New York Times reports.

  • How Can We Prevent a ‘Lost Generation’? Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:28 AM ET

    The baby boomers will retire earlier and live longer, draining young people's income with their final salary pension schemes - something youth will find impossible to attain.

  • ECONOMY—Liesman Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet

    Interest rates are flat, TARP pays for itself and the Euro holds steady.

  • Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know Today Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    China, Wikileaks, Bernanke, Bush and more. Here's what you need to know to make the smart moves this week.

  • The banking profession is losing its shine and young people may be better off choosing jobs such as engineering, science or technical, various experts told CNBC.

  • Shock Therapy for Jobs Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    Unemployment

    Unemployment jumped to 9.8 percent in a very disappointing November jobs report. Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 39,000 and private jobs expanded by just 50,000. This is way below what the economy needs. Most discouraging, the smaller-business household employment number fell for the second time in a row, down 173,000 in November after a 330,000 drop in October.

  • Tax Fear May Move Bonuses Earlier Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 4:21 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    If Congress does not extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest income levels, a typical worker who earns a $1 million bonus would pay $40,000 to $50,000 more in taxes next year than this year, depending on base salary, the New York Times reports.

  • Senate to Vote on Democratic Tax Cut Plans Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

    Democrats are engineering a showdown in the Senate over tax cuts Saturday in an attempt to depict Republicans as guardians of the rich and gain an edge for the 2012 elections.