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  • Jobless Rates Drop or Hold Steady in Most Metro Areas Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 2:46 PM ET

    Unemployment rates fell or remained unchanged in two-thirds of the 372 largest U.S. metro areas in February. The news adds to evidence that the job market is improving.

  • Senate Easily Passes Jobs Bill for President's Signature Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won final congressional approval Wednesday.

  • Homeless Executive Lives Off of Rewards Points Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    Here's proof that all those miles and rewards points you've racked up are good for more than a subscription to Golf Digest. One former executive in Southern California went from six figures to homeless in less than two years. Now, he's living off of those points.

  • Abby Joseph Cohen

    Stock prices still have room to rise further, and recent economic reports show there is less chance of a double-dip recession, well-known market guru Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 36,000 jobs in February and an unemployment rate remaining at 9.7%.  The January and December numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Now Hiring: People With Bad Credit Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 2:44 PM ET

    Bad credit and no job? Great news! Your services may soon be wanted in 16 states.

  • As the Olympics wind down this weekend, one job-posting site gave out a gold medal of its own — to the company that posted the most job listings in January!

  • Geithner: US Needs Growth Before Attacking Deficit Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 11:45 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Assessing a tough governmental juggling act, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner assured lawmakers Wednesday that stimulus spending to spur the economy now isn't in conflict with a need for longer-term austerity.

  • How To Cope When Two Incomes Becomes One Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:48 AM ET

    Surviving on a single salary, after you’ve built a life on two, takes planning, discipline and above all else, a willingness to make tough choices.

  • Five Ways To Save Your Marriage Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    If you’re looking to show your spouse how much you care this Valentine’s Day, bag the gift or night out and get your credit cards paid off instead. It may lose points for romance, but the gesture is guaranteed to yield dividends in the long-term stability of your relationship.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 20,000 jobs in January and an unemployment rate falling to 9.7%.  The November and December numbers were revised as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • What Will Drive Retail Stocks Higher? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

    Although many retailers turned in rosier monthly same-store sales reports in January than expected, the stocks are showing it is far too soon to declare the worst over for the retail sector.

  • 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.