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  • Portugal Votes, Faces Resistance to Freer Labor Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates speaks during a press conference at Sao Bento Palace in Lisbon. Socrates warned his political opponents not to provoke a political crisis over planned austerity measures to solve the country's debt crisis.

    Portugal goes to the polls on Sunday looking to elect a government that will lead them through an austerity package mandated by the European Union and International Monetary fund; but whoever wins will need to defy the electorate and introduce unpopular policies.

  • The Bigger Jobs Picture     Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 6:52 AM ET

    While it is tough for people to find jobs right now, college grads should be optimistic, with Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor.

  • Five Things to Watch: Jobs Friday Edition Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:53 PM ET
    Unemployment line

    The government posts the monthly jobs number, Wal-Mart hosts unhappy shareholders and the President toasts his mutually happy divorce with Chrysler. Here's what we're watching...

  • The economy's shift into low gear likely made for a worrisome decline in job growth in May.Economists forecast nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were added in May than in April, which had job growth of 244,000.

  • Getting America Back to Work     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    All eyes are focused on unemployment as fears the economy hit a soft patch have many braced for a disappointing report, with Al Angrisani, former Reagan Assistant Labor Secretary.

  • Mad Money, June 2, 2011     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • US Small Business Hiring Stalls in May: NFIB Survey Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    After steady job creation in February and March, the average number of net new jobs slipped in May from 0.17 per independent business to 0.01, according to survey results from the National Federation of Business.

  • It all turns on the criteria that make up the ten categories in our point system and this year has brought some interesting changes. Here's the rundown.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

    Anticipating the next round of jobless claims and what the numbers will signal for the US economy, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; Ethan Harris, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research; and CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Bailiffs From Brussels Not Welcome in Athens: Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    The Greek people's reaction to the implemented austerity measures should not be ignored, warned Alastair Newton, managing director and senior political analyst at Nomura.

  • Employment Data May Be the Key to Obama’s Job Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.

  • Disappointing UK Manufacturing Fuels Recovery Fears Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:28 AM ET

    The latest numbers for UK manufacturing showed a continued weakening, prompting concerns that the economic recovery is likely to be more protracted than forecasts have suggested.

  • Fears Grow Over Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:20 AM ET

    One fund manager calls it a horror show, others are predicting the Federal Reserve will have to extend its unconventional measures and stocks across the world are falling heavily.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Bears Claw at Stock Market Gains Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:59 PM ET
    Unemployment line

    Economists also slashing second-quarter U.S. GDP forecasts to the 2 percent range but have not changed the second-half outlook yet. A big concern is that if the markets remain rocky, or the negatives start really denting sentiment, the slowdown could become self-fulfilling.

  • Mad Money, June 1, 2011     Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Is Your House Keeping You Unemployed?     Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports lower home prices are keeping people stuck in their houses, and that prevents them from moving on to find better job prospects.

  • Lack of Mobility Hurts Job Recovery Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The hallmark of the American labor market, and consequently the wider economy, has long been the mobility of our work force. From "going West" to "teleworking," we go where the jobs are. Unfortunately the uniquely disastrous state of the current housing market is changing all that.

  • Weak Economy Pushing Rates Lower Than Fed Easing Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    Interest rates

    Bad news on the economic front is ironically pushing interest rates lower than the Fed's quantitative easing program managed to.

  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the US economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

  • Private Sector Jobs Up 38K     Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    Service-providing sector jobs rose for the 17th consecutive month while the construction industry lost 8,000 jobs from April to May, Making sense of those numbers, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Joe Prakken, Macroeconomic Advisers. "It would be wise to be on the low-end of the consensus for the number for Friday," says Prakken.

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