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  • Poll: What Do You Think of State of the Union Speech? Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    What did you think about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address? Let us know.

  • Obama: Bank Regulators May Have Gotten Too Tough Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:38 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addressing a town hall in Elyria, OH.

    President Barack Obama said on Friday that regulatory oversight of the country's banks might now be erring too much on the side of caution, potentially hindering the flow of credit to small businesses.

  • President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer meet with CEO of PNC Jim Rohr, CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon, and other members of the financial services industry at the White House on December 14, 2009.

    It’s simplistic, cynical and disingenuous to conclude that President Obama announced a set of controversial proposals to crack down on big banks simply to divert attention from the Democrats senatorial defeat in Massachusetts and his declining poll ratings.

  • A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park in Lieberose, Germany.

    The Obama administration may be tempted to wage a two-front war on climate change and joblessness by pushing for green jobs in the renewable energy sector, but such a strategy will mean committing to a long campaign.

  • Consumer borrowing has fallen to record lows in wake of the 10 percent unemployment rate, but spending may still return to levels seen before the economic downturn, said personal finance expert Stacy Johnson.

  • Wednesday: Financials Under Pressure, Google in Focus Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 10:54 PM ET

    Financial stocks could feel the heat when several major bank CEOs testify before a government commission investigating the financial crisis. Google will also be in focus after it said that it may exit China.

  • SquawkBack Europe: Is this Outfit too Red? Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:32 AM ET

    I often question why I do it? Why do I open my mouth and react with indignation so often? Why after a decade in the media, and twice as long in the broader financial markets as a whole, don’t I just suck it up and let all the inconsistencies and nonsensical behavior just pass my by?

  • Alcoa's Miss Not Yet a Strikeout for Earnings Season Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 11:29 PM ET

    The first major fourth quarter earnings report was a swing and a miss. But analysts say it's still too early to dismiss the upcoming earnings season, and expect decent topline growth from report cards.

  • Big Job Gaining Industries In The Next Decade Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    The past decade was a rough one for the job market, adding just half a million net jobs. Here are the ten industries that will see the greatest growth in jobs.

  • SquawkBack Europe: New Year, Same Old Skepticism Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    A belated Happy New Year to all our viewers and readers from me and the rest of the "Squawk Box Europe" team.

  • New Year's Rally to Continue—for Now Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 8:28 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    Stocks swung higher into the new year and could continue an upward drift as the fourth-quarter earnings season gets going.

  • “We haven't just gone through a business cycle, we've also gone through a major restructuring of the American economy," says a labor economist. “ This is an awful lot to adjust to.”

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 85,000 jobs in December and an unemployment rate remaining at 10.0%.  The November and October numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Unemployment

    Friday's jobs report is the first big economic report of the new year and as such, it heralds what could be the first really big trading day of the year.

  • Look Ahead: US Retailers to Unwrap Holiday Results Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 11:46 PM ET

    Retailers on Thursday will report December sales results, taking the wraps off their holiday season and possibly showing the best comparisons in 20 months.

  • Look Ahead: Markets Hanging on US Jobs Report Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 10:10 PM ET

    Markets are hanging on Friday's December employment report, which some economists say could show job growth for the first time in two years.

  • Easiest Cities to Find A Job Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 1:39 PM ET

    Job search engine Juju.com ranked cities based on the number of unemployed in a metro area vs. the number of jobs available. Check out what they found!

  • When the Senate takes up a jobs bill soon,  the debate will center on whether it really will create jobs and be worth plunging the government further into debt.

  • Latest Jobless Numbers Point To Happy New Year Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    The recent improvement in several labor barometers adds ammunition to the optimists' argument about an imminent and long-awaited breakthrough in the labor market. .

  • Look Ahead: Wall Street Waits for Santa Claus Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 5:53 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    Many traders expect a rally to drive the market higher through year end. But the big questions are what does the first quarter bring when absent investors return to their desks? And what do investors do to prepare for that?