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  • 'Carelessness Towards the Law' at Ratings Agencies Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 8:22 AM ET

    Reform of rating agencies is badly needed as there is a culture of carelessness towards the law which needs challenging, Eric Kolchinsky, a former analyst at Moody's who has accused the agency of issuing inflated ratings, told CNBC Friday.

  • Double-Dip Recession Still in Frame: Strauss-Kahn Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 8:21 AM ET

    The possibility of a double-dip recession is still there although it is not the main scenario envisaged by the International Monetary Fund and governments should not rush to exit economic stimulus packages, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn told CNBC Friday.

  • Why 200,000 Is the Key Level for Markets Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 7:07 AM ET

    Stocks have fallen in anticipation of Friday's US nonfarm payrolls report, breaking their long rally as fears that consumers will not be able to rebound came back in October, and one analyst said a selloff is likely if the figure is more than 200,000.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Stocks Hang on Monthly Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 6:25 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Wall Street's bears have the upper hand ahead of Friday's September jobs report, expected to show a decline in September of about 200,000 non-farm payrolls and an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent.

  • Jobless Benefits Extension Hits Snag in Senate Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET
    Unemployment

    A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out.

  • Market Insider: Bernanke And Data Will Be Key Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 10:31 PM ET
    A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.

    Thursday's economic reports should paint a fairly current picture of the state of manufacturing, housing, and the consumer, all key pillars of the economy.

  • Market Insider: Wall Street Waits for Jobs Report Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 11:07 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange workers finish up trading minutes before the closing bell at the Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in New York. Stocks surged Tuesday on signs of resilience in the housing market and the U.S. consumer, with falling oil prices giving investors an extra reason to rally. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 120 points. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Traders are looking straight past quarter end to the September jobs report at the end of the week.

  • Wall Street traders

    Wall Street will quickly shift its focus to corporate earnings news once the books are closed on the third quarter this week.

  • Week Ahead: Bulls and Bears Fight Over October  Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 8:08 PM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange

    October could bring some rock and roll back to the stock market. "It's been a good run so far, so we should expect some kind of turbulence," said J.P. Morgan chief equities strategist Thomas Lee.

  • Market Insider: RIM Could Trip Up Stocks Friday  Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 10:34 PM ET
  • Market Insider: Will Key Data Support The Fed's View? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 10:14 PM ET

    The challenge for markets Thursday will be whether weekly jobless claims and existing homes sales confirm the Fed's view that the economy and housing are getting better.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 10:08 PM ET

    Key events and data to look out for on Thursday.

  • G20—Why Pittsburgh? A Tale of Three Cities Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 6:56 PM ET
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers. To me, it's been three cities over the past 30 years. And now the city that G-20 visitors will see can credit those institutions for helping it weather this financial crisis.

  • Is Your State on the List? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • House Bill Adds to Jobless Benefits in 27 States Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Market Insider: A Sober and Subdued Wall Street Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | 11:04 PM ET

    With little else to sway it, the stock market should continue to trade quietly ahead of the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement.

  • G20 Finance Ministers

    The Fed's two-day meeting starts in Washington Tuesday, as President Obama and other world leaders gather in New York. Traders are watching both, as well as the meeting of G-20 leaders in Pittsburgh later in the week

  • Young Foreigners Look for Jobs in China amid Crisis Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 4:15 AM ET

    Young foreigners are coming to China to look for work in its unfamiliar but less bleak economy, driven by the worst job markets in decades in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Market Still Trending Higher Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | 11:40 AM ET
    A trader takes a break outside of the NYSE.

    The trend for stocks continues to point up and could stay that way through the end of September, even if there are some choppy days.

  • Checkout cashier

    Retail staffs are much more experienced than they were one year ago. This may allow companies to cut back on recruiting and training costs, as well as improve their customer service this holiday season.