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President Obama outlined steps to "generate the greatest number of jobs" and stimulate the economy, including aid to small business, consumer rebates for energy efficient products and more infrastructure spending.
The government is running out of ways to help the economy as the US faces major issues regarding credit and employment ahead, banking analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.
Financials will be in focus on Tuesday, as BofA's board meets on a new CEO; bank execs speak before a Goldman Sachs conference, and influential bank analyst Meredith Whitney appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
The Federal Reserve is still looking at an "extended period" for low interest rates because the economy remains weak and inflation is stable, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said.
A number of strategists have been recommending that investors steer clear of lower quality stocks and focus instead on those with better balance sheets for the next leg of the road ahead.
Even as he trumpeted a slowdown in the nation's job losses Friday, President Barack Obama put finishing touches on a proposal he'll unveil next week to "jump-start" business hiring across America.
President Obama kicked off his jobs listening tour this morning in Allentown, Pa., by hearing from residents of this struggling region, once the seat of the nation's steel industry.
President Obama's options for spurring job growth may be limited by budge deficits, but with unemployment still hovering at 10%, he is warming to calls for a jobs-boosting bill.
Despite the growing optimism surrounding the US job market, there is still cause for caution over where the jobs will come from, Bill Gross, Pimco's co-chief investment officer and founder, told CNBC Friday.
With investors anxiously waiting the release of the nonfarm payrolls data for November, analysts warn that unemployment is likely to rise for a while longer.
Every employment report in this recession has been important, but analysts say there is heightened tension around tonight's data as investors look for signs that the recovery is still on track.
Many of America’s jobless are going back to school to learn new skills and improve their chances of rejoining the workforce when the economy rebounds.
Job growth is likely to begin in early 2010 and improve slowly after that, though economists still expect the unemployment rate to stay around 10% for most of next year
On Thursday, Fed Chief Ben Bernanke will be testifying before Congress as part of the confirmation process for his second term. GE and Comcast are also expected to announce their deal over NBCU.
The US economy is on track for a recovery and will grow above 3 percent next year, St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard told CNBC.
With an absence quarterly earnings news, the focus shifts to economic data, in particular this Friday's jobs report.
Sales rose from a year ago and had the biggest annual increase ever recorded for the index, while construction spending was flat overall in October.
The US government will have to cut down on borrowing by giving up on some publicly-financed programs or face inflation in one or two years, Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investment, told CNBC Tuesday.
Market analysts are expecting the ISM data on Tuesday to show further growth in U.S. manufacturing in November, while some dollar bulls are forecasting a greenback rebound in December.
Credit problems in Dubai are a "lag effect" of the global credit collapse—and a reminder that governments must work to avoid a repeat of the crisis, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.