• The Week Ahead: Jobs data on Good Friday   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The Week Ahead: Jobs data on Good Friday

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.

  • Indiana's religious freedom law under fire   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Indiana's religious freedom law under fire

    Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff is taking a stand against the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday. The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and remained well under the new national average rate of 5.5 percent.

  • How I managed millennials to $100 million in sales Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Millennials working computer

    David Glickman, CEO of Ultra Mobile, explains how he managed a millennial team to grow his company to more than $100 million in two years.

  • WETHERSFIELD, Conn.— The string of snow storms and bitter cold in February cost Connecticut jobs, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. "Connecticut's record cold February temperatures and frequent snow to have affected industry employment, hours worked and some unemployment claims activity last month," said Andy Condon, Director of the Office of...

  • DETROIT, March 26- Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Thursday that the natural rate of unemployment in the United States was probably around 5 percent and might even be lower. "I think the natural rate of unemployment is probably around 5 percent and it may be lower than that," he told reporters after speaking to an investment...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended March 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since mid-February and was better than economists' expectations for a dip to 290,000. A Labor Department analyst said there was nothing unusual in the state-level data.

  • What markets care about: Pro   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:38 AM ET
    What markets care about: Pro

    Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors, shares his thoughts on what's driving market volatility.

  • WASHINGTON— Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000. The decrease suggests that a recent slowdown in...

  • U.S. jobless claims fall to five-week low Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 26-- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a healthy and expanding labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended March 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US jobless aid applications Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. STEADY CLAIMS: Economists forecast that weekly applications were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 291,000, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet.

  • Dayton to urge airport managers to set $10 minimum wage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    Mark Dayton on Wednesday publicly urged the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to quickly adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day. If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean...

  • Speaking Wednesday at the union's national bargaining convention in Detroit, President Dennis Williams said the UAW already has too many tiers of lower wages. Williams was responding to reports that General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. may propose a third tier of pay. Actually, a third tier of wages already is in place at several General Motors factories in the...

  • How to upgrade your job   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    How to upgrade your job

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy gives tips on how to get a higher paying job.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Efforts to raise Maine's minimum wage were met with resistance Monday from Republican Gov. But the measures face a steep climb in the Legislature, where Republicans now hold control of the Senate. Tom Saviello would have the Legislature study the issue.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn denied a request by lawyers for...

  • The week ahead: 'Game of Thrones' gala   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The week ahead: 'Game of Thrones' premiere

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. NFL meetings next week and home sales data. And 'Game of Thrones' has its VIP premiere on Monday. Regular folks will have to wait till April 12th to see it on TV.

  • Tech workers keep skewing young...really young Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Andrew Bernstein

    Plenty of not-necessarily-young people think workers of the pre-Internet age lack the quickly adaptable thinking required to succeed in tech.

  • Pennsylvania payrolls recover jobs lost in recession Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Payrolls in Pennsylvania hit a record high in February, recovering all the jobs lost in the recession, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Pennsylvania has seen one of its strongest post-recession periods of hiring, adding about 70,000 jobs in the last 12 months. Hiring in Pennsylvania hit a...

  • Uber drivers to New Jersey: Don't kill our jobs Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    New Jersey drivers for start-up Uber protested against proposed regulations Thursday.

    Hundreds of freelance drivers who work for Uber gathered in New Jersey to protest proposed rules that they say would put them out of work.