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  • Chadwick: The GOP's Biggest Challenge Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
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    With their newly won power, Republicans in Congress have the opportunity to exert pressure and hopefully exact cooperation from Democrats. But they must keep in mind that the voting public is watching with a distrusting eye, and can withdraw that power in two years if it is not exercised to the advantage of their own wellbeing.

  • CEO Blog: Putting an End to the Dropout Epidemic Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 12:02 AM ET
    Education

    For every effective business, data drives decision making from the cubicle to the boardroom. Without supporting data, new projects and products are not funded, people are not added, and marketplace conditions are not understood. This basic principle of American business is starting to take hold in American education. As a result of better data in recent years, America has awakened to its dropout epidemic.

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

    Next week brings November's employment report, a critical bit of data in a week likely to be dominated by readings on the U.S. economy and the developing debt crisis in Europe.

  • Velma Hart: My New Reality Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 11:52 AM ET

    More than 14 million Americans are unemployed today and that number is growing. In that reality, five people I know lost their jobs last week. One of them was me.

  • When Will Record Corporate Profits Translate to Jobs? Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 4:33 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    It may not have felt like a red-hot summer, but in the three months between July and September, US businesses netted more money than in any quarter since the government started keeping records.

  • Tiny Homes, Big Price Tag Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 3:11 PM ET
    Why would you pay over $1 million for a home that’s less than 1,000 square feet? “Location, location, location,” said Candice Cerro, a spokesperson for . “The square footage might be small but it’s a trade-off for a gorgeous view or a fun location,” she said. Realtor.com compiled a list of 10 homes that fit that bill. You might think they’re all in New York, home of the closet-sized apartment, but many are in vacation destinations like Hawaii, California or the Massachusetts harbor and often ser

    Why would you pay over $1 million for a home that’s less than 1,000 square feet? For Location? Views? Realtor.com compiled a list of 10 tiny homes that come with a hefty price tag.

  • Velma Hart, the woman made famous at the CNBC Town Hall in September for questioning President Obama about the economy, remains upbeat, following the loss of her job on Friday.

  • Busch: The Obama Halftime Adjustment Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    From health care to fin reg to the EPA, it appears that the Obama administration has had an agenda and has not deviated from that agenda despite the economy.

  • Extending Tax Cuts Will Create Jobs: George W. Bush Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 12:37 PM ET
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    As the question of extending the Bush tax cut remains up in the air, President George W. Bush defended the cuts on CNBC Monday, saying that they lead to job growth.

  • Excess Government Property at Auction Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
    The federal government may not have a bridge to sell you, but it does have an ammunition plant, an access road, and a handful of lighthouses. They’re all part of the government’s ongoing effort to unload unused and unwanted federal real estate to save money on maintenance – and bring in some bucks in the real estate market. The government lists 14,000 buildings and structures as excess and 55,000 as under- or not-utilized, and by selling handfuls of property at a time, officials believe that rem

    The federal government may not have a bridge to sell you, but it does have an ammunition plant, an access road, and a handful of lighthouses.

  • Unions Yield on Wage Scales to Preserve Jobs Saturday, 20 Nov 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    Auto assembly line

    Even at manufacturing companies that are profitable, union workers are reluctantly agreeing to tiered contracts that create two levels of pay, the New York Times reports.

  • Geithner Opposes Effort to Remove Employment Goal Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 5:38 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the Obama administration will oppose any effort in Congress to strip the Federal Reserve of its legal mandate to pursue low unemployment.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    You could call it Ben Bernanke's, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech.  The Fed boss offers a lesson on global trade and the important role a healthy US economy plays in it.

  • Bernanke Has Done 'Fantastic Job': UBS Exec Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 5:33 PM ET
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    The CEO of UBS Americas told CNBC Thursday that Federal Reserve President Ben Bernanke has “done a fantastic job” and that quantitative easing may be good for the country after all.

  • Ritholtz: Dear Uncle Sucker Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 1:24 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    For many years, I’ve been a fan of Warren Buffett’s long term approach to value investing. Understanding the value of a company, regardless of its momentary stock price, is a great long term investing strategy. But it pains me whenever I read commentary from Buffett that glosses over reality or is somehow self-serving.

  • Members of US Congress Get Richer Despite Sour Economy Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 1:09 PM ET
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    Despite a devastating recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

  • The Surprising Rise Of Hard Money Populism Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    There’s something new going on in Washington, DC.

  • 10 Most Iconic GM Models of All Time Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    One of the world’s largest automakers, General Motors has been manufacturing cars since it was founded as a holding company for Buick in 1908. Since then, GM has sold millions of vehicles annually, and many of these models have become staples of American culture. To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic and important over the company’s history, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at listed his top picks. Some of the models launched iconic lines, others marked the beginning

    To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at Edmunds.com listed his top picks.

  • Cut Corporate Taxes to Spur Job Growth: FedEx CEO Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Fedex President and CEO Fred Smith told CNBC Monday that US corporate tax rates need to be reduced to promote job growth.

  • Forget GM IPO; Buy Ford Shares Instead Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 6:30 PM ET
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    Plus, Cramer highlights the most important events of the coming week.