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  • Cutting Taxes Won't Help Recovery: Joseph Stiglitz Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 8:21 AM ET
    Joseph Stiglitz

    The US government should stimulate investment in order to ensure solid and sustainable economic growth, not cut taxes, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Halftime: Will 2011 Be a 'Subpar' Year? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    From the looks of the latest economic forecast by the National Association for Business Economics, 2011 isn't looking so good. And that could send the S&P higher, to 1172!

  • Jobs Tepid, Dems Out, Stocks Up? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    Precisely because of the obvious failure of the Obama stimulus-spending program to adequately create jobs, the Federal Reserve is moving toward re-priming the pump. It’s the addition of yet another bad policy of dollar destruction to the first mistake of massive spending.

  • Companies Get Leaner — Labor Market Gets Meaner Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    The pressure on managers to "do more with less" seems to be translating into actual shifts in hiring policies and practices. This not only has a negative effect on those seeking jobs, but also on companies that are finding it more difficult to fill the open jobs they already have.

  • Sorry Martti, Maybe Next Year Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 8:47 AM ET
    Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and United Nations diplomat Martti Ahtisaari was hoping that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner would be a woman, maybe even his friend Mary Robinson, the former Irish president.

  • References From Hell Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    If you think your old employer can't say anything bad about you when someone calls for a reference - think again.

  • Shortage of Truckers Will Raise Shipping Costs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    Trucks on roadway.

    According to several trade groups in the trucking industry, there could be a shortage of drivers next year, and the estimates range from 200,000 to as many as 500,000.

  • James Bullard on Closing Bell

    A decision on the next round of buying assets at the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting will be difficult to take as the risk of a double-dip recession has receded, St. Louis Fed president James Bullard told CNBC Friday.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:19 AM ET

    The US economy lost 95,000 jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate to 9.6%. The small growth in the private sector, with 64,000 jobs added in September, was offset by the large cuts in government workers, down 159,000.

  • CEO Blog: You're Better Than Your Job Search Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    The Great Recession has created one of the most challenging job markets in recent history, the modern job search has changed, and job seekers are frustrated, depressed and confused. They feel down, and sometimes they feel like giving up. But it shouldn’t be that way.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Wharton Grads Head to Far East for Jobs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:08 AM ET

    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.

  • Skilled Workers Will Drive Jobs: Former Coke CEO Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Jobs won’t come back in the short term, until companies need to hire, Neville Isdell, former CEO and chairman of Coca-Cola, told CNBC Wednesday. But it’s a long-term employment strategy, led by education, that the US lacks and needs to address, said Isdell.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    September probably offered little relief in the nation's vexing unemployment problem, setting the stage for more Fed intervention that experts give only dubious prospects for success.

  • Jobs More Important Than Earnings Next Week Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    But that doesn’t mean there aren’t quarters worth watching. Here are Cramer’s top picks.

  • Fed Officials Beginning to Make Intentions Clearer Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 5:49 PM ET
    William C. Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    In the clearest calls yet by Federal Reserve officials to pump more cash into the economy, two Fed policymakers said Friday that more action would likely be needed unless the outlook improves.

  • Stimulus Succeeding in Creating Jobs: White House Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:14 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden before signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, February 17, 2009.

    President Barack Obama's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus law may not be earning good grades with the public, but the White House claims it's on track to produce the promised 3.5 million jobs.

  • Ideology, Not Economics, May Be At Core of Tax Policy Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    Taxes

    For all of the political noise about tax policy, cuts, it is hard to make a convincing case that either cuts or hikes make much of a difference in economic growth or job creation. "I really don't think you can," says one economist.

  • Bad Labor Market A Good Election Barometer Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:51 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    Recent election results illustrate the old political adage: A good economy is no guarantee for election victory but a bad one more often than not brings defeat. The 2010 midterms will be no different.

  • Tens of thousands of people will lose their jobs within weeks unless Congress extends one of the more effective job-creating programs in the $787 billion stimulus act, the New York Times reports.