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  • 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.

  • 6 Things Cramer's Watching Next Week Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 7:19 PM ET

    Whether it's earnings reports, analyst meetings or unemployment data, here's what you need to know.

  • The World's Best Places To Get Laid Off Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:27 PM ET
    No matter where you are, losing your job is never a good thing, but there's no question that some places have better unemployment benefits than others. There are countries that will pay you up to 90 percent of your previous salary. Beyond the actual unemployment check, there are other benefits, such as generous severance-pay requirements, a large windows of time for how long you can collect unemployment benefits and compensation for housing, medical and child-care costs. In Denmark, for example,

    So, what countries made the list of best locations to be unemployed? Click to find out!

  • The "Pit Boss" reveals which industry is seeing heavy call buying in midday trading.

  • Despite a disappointing November jobs report, Paychex CEO Martin Mucci said he's seeing some positive signs in the US job picture.

  • Who Needs Jobs When Wall Street Has the Fed? Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 1:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Pay no attention to those 15.1 million unemployed people—Wall Street instead is more focused on the man behind the Fed curtain and what he'll be doing to fire up the equity markets.

  • Brian Kelly: Jobs Report Isn't 'That Bad' Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    The jobs number may have sent many market bulls running for the exits Friday morning, but not Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital. So why the optimism?

  • Unemployed, and Likely to Stay That Way Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:36 AM ET

    The longer people stay out of work, the more trouble they have finding new work. That is a fact of life that much of Europe, with its underclass of permanently idle workers, knows all too well. But it is a lesson that the United States seems to be just learning. The New York Times reports.

  • The Business Strike Shows Up in The Jobs Numbers Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:34 AM ET

    The shockingly weak jobs numbers released this morning are evidence of something I've talked about in this space: American businesses are on strike.

  • Luxury Goods, Emerging Markets Seen Fueling Recovery Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    NYU's Stern School of Business Dean Peter Henry believes the recovery will be slower in the US and other advanced economies, where discretionary spending has cooled, while emerging markets—and their newly discovered taste for fine goods—will bounce back more quickly.

  • ECONOMY—Bozzo Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 7:36 AM ET

    Economic growth will be subpar, the jobless rate drifts lower, deflation remains a concern, deficit reduction goes nowhere and heads roll in Washington.

  • Young Unemployed Are in ‘Catch-22 Situation’ Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 6:25 AM ET
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    Young people are not preferred by employers and are the first victims of business cycles, José Manuel Salazar, executive director at the International Labor Organization, told CNBC Friday.

  • Google Signs Deal to Buy Manhattan Office Building Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 6:23 AM ET
    google 111 eighth avenue

    In the biggest real estate deal of the year, Google signed a contract on Thursday to buy one of the largest office buildings in Manhattan for more than $1.8 billion, according to two real estate executives who have been briefed on the deal, the New York Times reports.

  • Friday's Street Sheet Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 5:57 PM ET

    Learn how the "Fast Money" traders suggest navigating potentially market moving developments on Friday, Dec. 3.

  • Unemployed Americans attend a National Career Fair

    "We do expect to see a favorable report, a better one than we've seen in a long time," said Dean Maki of Barclay's Capital, who sees a gain of 170,000 jobs for November.

  • Education Is Key to Youth Employment Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 9:50 AM ET

    We cannot close the demographic gap retroactively, but we certainly can close the skills gap — through education. Clearly, education is the key to youth employment, and this is where both government and industry must take action to engage and inspire young people.

  • Youth Employment Should Be a High Priority Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
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    Youth unemployment represents one of the most significant barriers to economic and social development throughout the world, John Studzinski is Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Advisory at Blackstone says in this guest blog for CNBC.

  • Make Sure Your Skills Are in Demand Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:30 AM ET

    David Arkless, the President of Corporate and Government Affairs at Manpower, travels the world speaking to governments and businesses about one thing: talent.

  • Life Skills Are What Youth Need: Blackstone CEO Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 2:29 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    As unemployment amongst the young soars, the boss of private equity giant Blackstone has called for those under 25 to be equipped with better life skills.