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  • US jobless claims fall; continuing claims up Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    A We're Hiring sign at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market.

  • Rising inequality ‘significantly’ curbs growth Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    A woman begs in central Moscow.

    The chasm between the richest and poorest is at a 30-year high in developed countries, dragging down growth, according to a new global report.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- U.S. states' revenues are growing at a faster clip than last year, mostly due to the brightening national economic picture, and are stabilizing the governments' budgets, according to a nationwide survey released on Tuesday. "Economic growth and declines in the unemployment rate have led to an improved outlook for state revenues in fiscal 2015,...

  • Dec 8- U.S. economic growth is expected to pick up next year, driving down the unemployment rate, but inflation is seen slowing slightly, according a survey published Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The forecasts, from manufacturers, bankers, analysts and others participating in the regional Fed bank's annual outlook symposium last week, also point...

  • US jobs: Must get 'millenials' back to work  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    While the U.S. jobs report's headline numbers were good, we need younger people to get jobs and create economic growth to support the U.S. economy, say Lance Roberts, chief strategist at STA Wealth Management.

  • Impressed by pace of US job creation: Pro  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says an increase in wages and weekly hours worked are good signs for the economy.

  • Hard not to get excited about jobs number: Furman  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisors chairman, provides perspective on what's working in the U.S. economy.

  • OTTAWA, Dec 5- Canada lost 10,700 jobs in November after two consecutive months of big gains, and the unemployment rate edged up to 6.6 percent from 6.5 percent in October, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The Bank of Canada- which has kept interest rates at near record lows for more than four years to stimulate the economy- said on Wednesday that the labor market...

  • Economy adds 321,000 jobs in November  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the numbers on Friday's jobs report.

  • Why is productivity rising but wages flat?  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Patrick Belser, senior economist at the ILO, blames corporations sitting on cash and not passing money onto the workforce for a lack of wage growth.

  • Key themes to watch for before year-end  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    Arjuna Mahendran, CIO of Emirates National Bank of Dubai, explains why U.S. corporate profits are expected to surge on the back of lower oil prices and U.S. monetary policy.

  • Market attention shifts from US jobs to wages  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG, expects wage growth to rise by the middle of next year.

  • November's job growth to surpass October's numbers?  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Job growth stood strong in October, as 214,000 jobs were reported. In anticipation of Friday's job report, CNBC's Patti Domm breaks down November's projected numbers.

  • Dow 18K watch: Jobs day tomorrow  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    Previewing Friday's jobs expectations and the downside risks, with Greg Ip, The Economist.

  • BoE holds fire as wage growth, inflation weigh Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A man sits on a bench outside the Bank of England in London.

    The Bank of England held its benchmark interest rate at a record low on Thursday, prompted by feeble wage growth and stagnation in the euro zone.

  • Companies face looming war for talent: Challenger Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Higher wages and a war for talent are on the horizon as companies compete for a shrinking pool of skilled labor, John Challenger says.

  • Jobless claims fall, unwind prior week's increase Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Recruiters wait at a booth at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, Calif.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to an improving labor market.

  • Initial jobless claims drops 17,000 to 297,000  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment and retail sales. And CNBC's Steve Liesman shares insight on the data.

  • Why the ECB can't buy sovereign bonds  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Kumar Palghat, Founder & Director at Kapstream, says the central bank can't appear to be showing favors to certain countries by purchasing sovereign bonds.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. private employers added 208,000 jobs in November, below economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP figures come ahead of the U.S. Labor Department's more comprehensive nonfarm payrolls report on Friday, which includes both public and private sector employment. The unemployment rate is seen...