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  • Planned Jobs Cuts Inch up in June: Challenger Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 7:30 AM ET

    Planned job cuts in the US rose slightly in June, compared to May’s layoffs, staffing consultancy company Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday.

  • 1.3 Million Unemployed Won't Get Benefits Restored Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:51 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won't get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong vacation for Independence Day.

  • Focus on Stimulus, Not Austerity: Stiglitz Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 12:44 PM ET

    Governments should focus on stimulus rather than austerity in order to encourage business spending, Nobel Laureate and noted economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Loss of Jobless Benefits Could Lower Unemployment Rate Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Economists say the Senate's rejection of another extension of jobless benefits could actually cause more people to quit looking for work, which could push down the US unemployment rate.

  • Double-Dip Trade Is Probably Overdone Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks took a real drubbing today, with the Dow off 268 points and the major indexes basically falling 3 percent. Call it the double-dip trade. But are we really heading for a double-dip recession?

  • Taxes on Foreign Profits Are Worrisome: Caterpillar CEO Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 11:28 AM ET
    Doug Oberhelman, CEO Elect of Caterpillar

    Taxation on a US corporation’s foreign profits, now on the financial reform table in Congress, is a major concern, incoming CEO of Caterpillar, Doug Oberhelman, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Wall Street

    Even with the US unemployment rate mired at 9.7 percent, the jobs picture for the world's financial center appears to be improving.

  • US Needs to Stop Spending: Former IMF Economist Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    The US needs to stop being the world spender of first and last resort, former IMF chief economist Raghuram G. Rajan told CNBC Monday.

  • Bachelor Auctions Spur Giving Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    Date Auction

    Some of New York City and San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors are being auctioned off in the name of charity, and possible love.

  • Poll: Will US See A Double Dip? Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 3:45 AM ET

    Ahead of the key jobs report due this Friday, we like to know what you think: Will the U.S. see a double dip recession? Share your opinion, in the poll below.

  • Companies Ramp Up Spending, Fueling Growth Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 6:43 PM ET

    Businesses have invested more money in machinery, computers, steel and other metals in three of the past four months.

  • Double-Dip Recession Fears Putting Scare Back in Market Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    A slew of troubling market factors have collided to send investors looking for safety amid concerns that the economy may slip back into a deeper recession.

  • Sluggish Growth for Rest of 2010: Goldman Economist Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    The US should expect a notable slowdown in GDP growth, to ½ percent, during the second half of this year, Jan Hatzius, chief US economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Read the Fed Statement Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 2:20 PM ET
  • Trust Private Sector to Create Jobs: RNC Chairman Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:04 PM ET

    Despite the recent financial crisis that brought the U.S. economy to its knees, Americans should trust the private sector, not the government, if they want a lasting jobs recovery, Michael Steele, Republican National Committee, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fed To Keep Rates at Record Lows as Risks Loom Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers open a two-day meeting Tuesday amid signs of caution for the recovery: Europe's debt crisis, an edgy Wall Street, cautious consumers, a fragile housing market and high unemployment.

  • Exchanging Money

    Slow consumer spending, along with other forces, will drag the economy down next year. Here's why:

  • Unemployment line

    For the first time in four years, Michigan is no longer number one in state unemployment, according to government data released Friday. Nevada now has the dubious distinction.

  • Mixed Signals for Investors: Kass Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    When economic indicators are mixed, traders and investors are faced with deciding which numbers are important, which indicators are leading and which to ignore. That's the situation they're trying to navigate right now.

  • Jobless Claims Stay Stubbornly Higher; Inflation Ebbs Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 8:37 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that hiring remains weak, while consumer prices fell.

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