• Pros Say: Bank Plan 'Bribes' Buyers with Cheap Financing Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as the enthusiasm over the U.S. Treasury's plan to rid banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic assets was tempered by investors' second thoughts over how successful it could be.

  • Recession Special: Free Dry Cleaning for the Unemployed Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

    One Manhattan dry cleaner is offering an unconventional unemployment benefit: If you don't have a job and need an outfit for an interview, he'll dry clean it for free.

  • California Jobless Rate to Approach 12% Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 6:00 AM ET

    California's jobless rate will climb to a staggering 11.9 percent between April and June next year, and double-digit unemployment will linger in the nation's most populous state at least through 2011, according to a new economic forecast.

  • Stocks Get Policy Boost, But Economy Lags: Experts Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 11:22 AM ET

    Positive developments out of Washington have stocks on a slow road to recovery even as the economy may continue to struggle, a panel said on CNBC.

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  • Pros Say: US Economy Close to Bottom Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:35 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks soared again Tuesday after investors cheered the U.S. Treasury's plan to free banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic debt, part of an array of measures designed to jumpstart lending and the economy. Experts tell CNBC the U.S. economy may be close to a bottom.

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  • Reader’s Digest in Pain—Will Prescription Work? Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 2:56 PM ET
    Readers Digest

    Even in Pleasantville, the news gets bleaker by the quarter. Back in the fall, the Reader's Digest Association, the publishing and direct-marketing behemoth based in the Westchester County hamlet, posted an operating loss of $337 million for fiscal 2008.

  • Jobless to Topless: Stripping Their Way to Success Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 1:26 PM ET

    The tough job market is prompting a growing number of women across the country to dance in strip clubs, appear in adult movies or pose for magazines like Hustler

  • Bailout Bonus Blues: Navigating The Obama Class War Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    The latest count of bonus money paid by AIG to execs exceeds $200 million and the outrage seems to be growing as the public’s awareness deepens

  • Pros Say: Fed's Plans Will Make Crisis Worse Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 8:36 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks were up Monday as anticipation of the details of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to buy up toxic assets boosted investor sentiment. But experts are concerned that the methods the US is using are not going to help the economy.

  • Furloughs: A Way To Lay Off The Layoffs? Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    As companies look for ways to cut costs, a growing number are turning to non-traditional, more creative approaches to meet their goals. Furloughs are topping the list right now. Why? Because they address some of the problems that layoffs can create.

  • Finding a Job Now: What It Takes In This Economy Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    "Most high-earning execs will find their next job through networking," says one expert. "The old tricks are not working anymore. You can't just shop your resume around."

  • Job Clubs: Group Therapy for the Unemployed Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    Whether it's the 5 O'Clock Club or groups formed in local communities by churches, colleges or activist groups, regular meetings of job seekers in today's economy are growing.

  • Layoffs: The Videogame Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    One of the most frustrating things about layoffs is they're out of your control. Not anymore: With "Layoff," the videogame, you get to be the boss. Line 'em up and lay 'em off.

  • Pros Say: This Is the Bottom Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 6:09 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks dropped Friday on concerns about the inflationary effects of the Federal Reserve's plan to buy government debt. Experts on CNBC weigh in on what needs to happen for economies worldwide to recover.

  • Stocks Give Back Fed Gains as Banks Tank Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 5:09 PM ET

    Stocks slid in the final hour of trading Thursday as investors were initially encouraged by efforts by Citigroup to boost capital but started cashing in some profits, particularly in sectors that have seen big runups like financials.

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  • Stocks Retreat as Shorts Move In on Banks Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Stocks skidded Thursday as investors were encouraged by efforts by Citigroup to boost capital but started cashing in some profits, particularly in sectors that have seen big runups like financials.

  • FDIC's Bair: 'Too Big to Fail' Strategy Must End Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair told Congress a new system of supervision that prevents institutions from taking on excessive risk and becoming so large their failure would threaten the financial system is needed.

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