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  • Five Things We're Watching: March 3, 2011 Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:01 AM ET
    retail sales

    Retailers mark up to avoid a mark down, stocks tango with oil, the ramp-up to Jobs Friday, the man behind the world's biggest hedge fund and the rebel with the motorcycle. Here's some of what we’re watching—and which, therefore, you should as well.

  • GOP Spending Cuts Would Slow Growth: Bernanke Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says a House Republicans plan to cut $61 billion in federal spending this year would reduce economic growth and cause job losses.

  • Labor Markets Perk Up     Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 8:17 AM ET

    Small business employment has made gains in the last 12 consecutive months, but what will ADP data show? Joel Prakken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss.

  • Pension Funds Strained, States Look at 401(k) Plans Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 5:56 AM ET

    Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companies adopted years ago, reports the New York Times.

  • Cramer: 7 Must-Watch Events Next Week Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 6:14 PM ET

    This is a day-by-day look into what Cramer plans to monitor in the days ahead.

  • Ex-Fed Vice Chair Kohn Plays Down Inflation Threat Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:10 PM ET
    Donald Kohn

    The recent spike in crude oil prices will be evident in headline inflation gauges but will have a "very limited effect on core" ones, former Fed vice chairman Don Kohn told CNBC Friday.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in out five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.

  • Business: Jobs & Regulations a Challenge     Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    Discussing optimism among U.S. businesses and the challenges that still remain, with H. Wayne Huizenga, Huizenga Holdings chairman.

  • Services Sector Continues to Hold Back Economy Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    By most measures, including key ones such as sales and jobs growth, the great growth engine of the American economy in the past four decades is still in a recovery mode—not an expansionary one., as is the manufacturing sector.

  • Intel Chief to Join White House Council on Jobs Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Casting about for innovative job-creation ideas, President Barack Obama is naming one of his critics to an advisory council responsible for finding new ways to promote economic growth and bring jobs to the U.S.

  • Keeping Yourself From Getting a Job? Read This Book! Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:28 PM ET
    Workarounds That Work

    In his new book "WORKAROUNDS THAT WORK: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work," Russell Bishop writes if you're without a job - maybe it's time to consider a "workaround" - a new way of thinking to remove those mental and physical blocks that prevent you from getting a job - even if what's preventing you from getting a job is...YOU.

  • The Two Big Questions at a Job Interview Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    You greet the job applicant in the lobby: "Did you have any trouble finding us?" you ask. You're the interviewer, and you've got two questions—this isn't one of them. This is a filler.

  • Why Worry Over Inflation Is Much Ado About Nothing Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    "The simplest answer is that during normal times, we would see inflation," says one economist. "What people are missing is these are not normal times."

  • New Job for Woman Who Questioned President Obama Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 1:49 PM ET
    Velma Hart

    Velma Hart, who told President Obama last fall she was "exhausted" defending his economic performance, has a new job.

  • Obama Plans To Rescue States with Debt Burdens Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama is proposing to ride to the rescue of states that have borrowed billions of dollars from the federal government to continue paying unemployment benefits during the economic downturn, the New York Times reports.

  • When Two Incomes Become One Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:28 PM 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.

  • Arianna Huffington

    In agreeing to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million, AOL is putting what appears to be a significant premium on the ability to attract and build a community of readers, the New York Times reports.

  • "Equities markets, as far as geopolitical events are concerned, tend to price them in and tend to move on," says one equities strategist. "I do not think the risk is over and done with, but the risk looks smaller today than it did."

  • January's Unemployment Report: Snow Job Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 4:36 PM ET

    The January employment report was a complete snow job. Abominable winter blizzards across the country caused 886,000 workers to report “not at work due to bad weather,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is 600,000 more than the normal 300,000 not at work for the average January of the past decade.

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