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  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.

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    A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.

  • Mad Money, June 30, 2011     Thursday, 30 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.

  • Who Has Time to Be a Millionaire? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 2:17 PM ET

    Most of us set financial goals but don't make the time to follow-up. And three out of four people say the reason is today's fast pace of society, according to a new survey. In other words, we'd rather go to the beach than do our financial homework!

  • New Investment Strategy: Preparing for End Times Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:39 AM ET

    Investment professionals have a new pitch: The sky could soon be falling. So-called black swan funds — named for rare and unexpected events — offer a way to profit in the event of a market collapse, the New York Times reports.

  • The Job Creation Challenge     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    What will it take to turn the weak job market around and put Americans back to work? Ron Christie, Christie Strategies, and Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress, weigh in.

  • 'Skills Gap' Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
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    John Russo's chemical lab in North Kingstown has been growing in recent years, even despite a deflated economy, and he expects to add another 15 to 20 positions to his 49 employees over the next year.

  • Corzine's Parting Comments     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    Former New Jersey governor and MF Global chairman/CEO, Jon Corzine, with final thoughts on the state of the U.S. economy and its prospects for recovery.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Falls to 428,000     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

    Reaction to the latest jobless numbers, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman.

  • Social Prejudice Slowing Economic Recovery: Report Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET
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    Prejudice in society undermines the development of human capital and could set back the recovery of economies hit by the financial crisis, according to a new report by UBS.

  • Top Dogs Take Bigger Slice of Spoils Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:20 AM ET

    To adapt the exchange between Ernest Hemingway and his literary agent: the super-rich are very different from the rich. They have even more money, according to the FT.

  • Mad Money, June 29, 2011     Wednesday, 29 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.

  • Mad Money, June 28, 2011     Tuesday, 28 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.

  • Top State for Business: Virginia     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story behind this year's top state for business: Virginia.

  • There are some interesting changes among the ranks of America’s Top—and bottom—States for Business. Accordingly, we’ve adjusted the categories. Here is the updated methodology:

  • The Most Expensive States To Live In 2011 Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 3:02 PM ET
    You won’t get more for your money in these ten states. With the launch of CNBC's fifth annual edition of "America's Top States For Business ," we decided to take a look at the cost of a variety of items in the nation's ten most expensive states. In the CNBC study, states are ranked using a 50-point scale—the lower the score, the higher the cost of living, and vice versa. Interestingly enough, some of the states with the highest cost of living also had some of the highest scores in the quality-of

    So, which states have the highest cost of living? You won’t get more for your money in these ten states.

  • Greeks Riot Ahead of Vote     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a closer look at the country's complex unemployment issues.

  • CEO Blog: Why GDP Growth Has Not Provided Jobs Yet Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    Why aren’t businesses hiring? There is a lot of analysis about this, but, to get a better understanding, it may be best to work in reverse by looking at the past and figuring out what the relative strength or weakness of conditions are today and then examine which policies, if any, might work.

  • Mad Money, June 27, 2011     Monday, 27 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.

  • Biggest Jobless Rate Declines Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 4:26 PM ET
    There’s growing impatience about subpar job creation as well as stubbornly high unemployment, even as the economy recovers.  After months of improvement, the national jobless rate has moved sideways recently, stuck around 9 percent.On a state level, the picture is mixed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 42 states and the District of Columbia reported jobless rate decreases between May 2010 and April 2011. Only five states registered increases, while there were three unchanged. More t

    There’s growing impatience about subpar job creation as well as stubbornly high unemployment. Here are the ten biggest annual declines and the states in which they took place.