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  • US Growth Forecasts Spell Pain for Treasurys Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 5:34 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The surge in 10-year Treasury yields above the psychological 3 percent level this week crowns a miserable period for bond traders and investors who bet on the Federal Reserve’s second round of quantitative easing policy, or QE2, being bullish for the market, reports the Financial Times.

  • House Budget Panel to Push Tax, Spending Cuts: Ryan Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee, told CNBC Wednesday that he would push for permanent lower tax rates, "real" spending cuts and entitlement reforms when Republicans take control of the House in January.

  • Jobs That Pay $100 (Or More) Per Hour Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Jobs that pay $100 an hour or more aren’t easy to come by. There are two basic types of these high-paying jobs: Those where you get that rate full time, bringing your annual salary to more than $200,000 a year, and those where you only work part time — say five to 20 hours a week. So, you make $100 an hour but your annual salary doesn’t make you a high roller. “Being able to get $100 an hour is rare,” said Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at . The median hourly wage in the U.S. is $

    Sure, most of them involve being a doctor, money manger or CEO. But you'd be surprised at some of the jobs on this list! Here are a dozen jobs that pay $100 or more.

  • Bond Vigilantes Could Target US: Roubini Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 7:16 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Economist Nouriel Roubini on Wednesday voiced concern over  a compromise on extending tax cuts struck by US President Barack Obama and Republican leaders, saying the agreement could expose the US to bond vigilantes who will drive up the price of yields

  • Busch: Bush Tax Cuts: Party Like it's 2001-2003 Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    The best that can be said about this potential compromise is that the US avoided disaster by averting a massive tax hike during a weak economic recovery.

  • An apparent tax-cut deal struck between President Obama and congressional Republicans raised hopes that the much-ballyhooed "gridlock" is already yielding positive results for investors.

  • Tax Deal Suggests New Path for Obama Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama announced a tentative deal with Congressional Republicans on Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts at all income levels for two years as part of a package that would also keep benefits flowing to the long-term unemployed, cut payroll taxes for all workers for a year and take other steps to bolster the economy, the New York Times reports.

  • How Can We Prevent a ‘Lost Generation’? Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:28 AM ET

    The baby boomers will retire earlier and live longer, draining young people's income with their final salary pension schemes - something youth will find impossible to attain.

  • ECONOMY—Liesman Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet

    Interest rates are flat, TARP pays for itself and the Euro holds steady.

  • Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know Today Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    China, Wikileaks, Bernanke, Bush and more. Here's what you need to know to make the smart moves this week.

  • The banking profession is losing its shine and young people may be better off choosing jobs such as engineering, science or technical, various experts told CNBC.

  • Shock Therapy for Jobs Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    Unemployment

    Unemployment jumped to 9.8 percent in a very disappointing November jobs report. Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 39,000 and private jobs expanded by just 50,000. This is way below what the economy needs. Most discouraging, the smaller-business household employment number fell for the second time in a row, down 173,000 in November after a 330,000 drop in October.

  • Tax Fear May Move Bonuses Earlier Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 4:21 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    If Congress does not extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest income levels, a typical worker who earns a $1 million bonus would pay $40,000 to $50,000 more in taxes next year than this year, depending on base salary, the New York Times reports.

  • Senate to Vote on Democratic Tax Cut Plans Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

    Democrats are engineering a showdown in the Senate over tax cuts Saturday in an attempt to depict Republicans as guardians of the rich and gain an edge for the 2012 elections.

  • 6 Things Cramer's Watching Next Week Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 7:19 PM ET

    Whether it's earnings reports, analyst meetings or unemployment data, here's what you need to know.

  • The World's Best Places To Get Laid Off Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:27 PM ET
    No matter where you are, losing your job is never a good thing, but there's no question that some places have better unemployment benefits than others. There are countries that will pay you up to 90 percent of your previous salary. Beyond the actual unemployment check, there are other benefits, such as generous severance-pay requirements, a large windows of time for how long you can collect unemployment benefits and compensation for housing, medical and child-care costs. In Denmark, for example,

    So, what countries made the list of best locations to be unemployed? Click to find out!

  • The "Pit Boss" reveals which industry is seeing heavy call buying in midday trading.

  • Despite a disappointing November jobs report, Paychex CEO Martin Mucci said he's seeing some positive signs in the US job picture.

  • Who Needs Jobs When Wall Street Has the Fed? Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 1:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Pay no attention to those 15.1 million unemployed people—Wall Street instead is more focused on the man behind the Fed curtain and what he'll be doing to fire up the equity markets.

  • Brian Kelly: Jobs Report Isn't 'That Bad' Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    The jobs number may have sent many market bulls running for the exits Friday morning, but not Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital. So why the optimism?