• Euro zone deflation: Why it matters Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass sale signs in the window of a store in central Madrid, Spain.

    The long-feared threat of euro area deflation finally materialized at the end of 2014. CNBC takes a look at why you should be worried.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. private employers added 241,000 jobs in December, beating the median forecasts of analysts, 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...

  • BERLIN, Jan 7- Germany's unemployment rate dropped to a record low of 6.5 percent in December while Italy's pushed up to a new high of 13.4 percent, underscoring the vast differences within the struggling euro zone economy. The low unemployment rate also makes Germany the envy of Portugal, where the jobless rate climbed to 13.9 percent in November, and Greece and...

  • German jobless rate hits record low in December Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:02 AM ET

    BERLIN, Jan 7- Germany's unemployment rate dropped to a record low of 6.5 percent in December, Labour Office data showed on Wednesday, suggesting consumers are likely to continue supporting growth in Europe's largest economy at the start of 2015.. The jobless rate fell from 6.6 percent in November. It is now at its lowest level since German reunification in 1990....

  • The start of the wage rise?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    60 percent of employers plan on boosting pay packets in 2015, according to a report by Hays. Paul Venables, finance director at Hays, the report's findings.

  • Europe’s start-up leader: The French? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Emiota representative Johann Gobba wears Belty, a smart belt from Paris-based Emiota, at CES Unveiled, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show media preview day, January 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Protests against Uber or court cases against Google notwithstanding, start-ups are thriving in France, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • A strong US dollar keeps getting stronger  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    U.S. economic data and GDP keeps continuing to flourish, and it's expected to keeps its strong pace as we enter 2015, says Jens Nordvig, global head of FX strategy and co-head of global markets research of the Americas at Nomura Securities International, Inc.

  • The productivity problem  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:21 AM ET

    Robert Hall, Hoover Institute senior fellow, shares his economic outlook for the U.S. economy compared to other countries, and productivity growth.

  • US jobless claims rise more than expected last week Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to enter the Eagle Ford Shale Job Fair at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    The surprising number of new claims for unemployment benefits was not enough to change views of a sustained strength in the labor market.

  • Wage hike front and center  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Christian Weller, Center for American Progress, discusses how increasing hourly wages will likely impact the U.S. economy.

  • Europe deflation fears are back after weak data Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    Fears of deflation in the euro zone were heightened once again on Tuesday, after both Spain and Greece reported worse-than-expected price declines.

  • Labor market dropouts  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Despite an improving economy, James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, discusses the longer term implications of unemployment.

  • US jobless claims fall for fourth straight week Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    A recruiter greets a job seeker during a Virgin Hotels job fair in Chicago.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's enduring strength.

  • 16 Russian banks at risk of ratings cut by Moody's Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

    Moody's Investors Service could cut the ratings on up to 16 Russian banks, the credit ratings agency warned on Tuesday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19- Brazil's jobless rate edged higher in November and surpassed forecasts, a sign the labor market is weakening as Latin America's largest economy stagnates. Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in November from 4.7 percent in October, statistics agency IBGE said on Friday. Although the unemployment rate...

  • Treat workers like assets, not costs: AFL-CIO head Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    Richard Trumka

    Employers should work with labor leaders to create training that leads to jobs, said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.

  • Fewer Americans than expected file for benefits Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Attendees pick up leaflets at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, California, October 3, 2014.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

  • Yellen: Normalization unlikely 'next couple meetings'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, remarks on the range of views on the committee about when the lift in rates would be appropriate.

  • Fed Chair Yellen: New language not policy change  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen provides insight to an update to the committee's forward guidance for the federal funds rate indicating it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance in monetary policy.

  • Market responds positively to Fed  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC's Bob Pisani dissects the move higher in the S&P 500 after the FOMC statement. The Fed said the effects of lower oil prices are transitory in nature.