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  • 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.

  • Cramer: Use This Rally to Take Profits Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    The motto for next week? Don't be greedy.

  • Fed's Hint at Further Easing Leaves Wall Street Guessing Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 4:05 PM ET
    Wall Street sign

    The Fed's latest policy statement Tuesday managed to disappoint, confuse and surprise more than a few Wall Street analysts.

  • A New, Pro-Business Obama? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 6:52 PM ET

    The nation's commander in chief is a changed man, said Cramer.

  • President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

  • Manufacturing Cars

    In a trend that bodes badly for the U.S. jobs outlook, productivity in the world's biggest economy is probably not headed for a sharp slowdown, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

  • Roginsky: Where The President Goes From Here Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    President Obama, Allentown, PA
  • Cramer's 8 Point Plan for a Sustainable Rally Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:05 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host explains his plan to create jobs and reduce the deficit.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 8:38 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 54,000 jobs in August and an unemployment rate rising to 9.6%.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • K-Call Preview: Forget Friday's Jobs Number Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    Want a sneak peak at Gary Kaminksy's daily post, 'Kaminsky's Call'? Well, you're in luck because the veteran trader told the "Fast" desk what's in store for K-Call.

  • Economy Needs Another Big Stimulus Push: Krugman Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 5:20 PM ET
    Paul Krugman

    The US economy needs another government stimulus program as big as the one President Obama pushed through Congress in February 2009, economist Paul Krugman said on CNBC Monday.

  • Your Taxes, Your Vote: 2010 Races to Watch Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:37 PM ET
    Stubbornly high unemployment among other economic problems and a surprisingly unpopular health care reform page will reshape the composition of the the US Congress as well as bring changes to state houses in the 2010 election. With all 435 House seats and 37 Senate seats up for grabs—thanks partly to a number of retiring incumbents—the election could very well reshape the balance of power; Republicans could take a big bite out of the Democrats' large majorities and might even gain control of one

    CNBC will track several key mid-term election contests that distill the dollars-and-cents dilemmas facing Americans as they choose new representatives, senators and governors this fall.

  • States Show Few Gains in Fight Against Unemployment Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 11:18 AM ET
    People wait in line at a government employment office in the center of Madrid.

    State unemployment rates have shown only minimal improvements, with 18 states and the District of Columbia reporting decreases in July, 14 showing increases and 18 with no change at all.

  • In Mott’s Strike, More Than Pay at Stake Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

    Some see a high-stakes confrontation between a company that wants to cut its labor costs, even as it is earning record profits, and workers who are determined to resist demands for wage and benefit givebacks.