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  • My post about car shopping touched a nerve — my inbox was flooded. Of course, this was one couple's experience, so we asked readers to share their experiences and thoughts on the post. Here's what they had to say.

  • Is It Time To Speculate? Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 1:03 PM ET

    President Obama's speech this week about the economy may have given fresh impetus to a special class of business leader—those looking at the recession as an opportunity in which to strengthen their company.

  • Techs Barrel Higher; Rosetta IPO Soars Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.

  • Stocks Wobble as Jobless Pop Fizzles Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 1:38 PM ET

    An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.

  • According to a recent study from Careerbuilder.com, there are some glimmers of hope for people struggling to find work.

  • El-Erian: Markets Convalescing to "New Normal" Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    The global economy and global markets are on a volatile journey to a “new normal,” according to Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO at Pimco.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 9:14 AM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim.

  • Futures Rebound After Jobless Drop Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.

  • Strikes to Hit Room Service, Roulette in Monaco Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 8:28 AM ET

    Hotel service in Monaco was limited and casino roulette wheels were expected to stop spinning Thursday as employees in the wealthy Mediterranean principality went on strike to protest job cuts, union leaders said.

  • Best Buy Cuts Wages, Jobs in its Stores Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 8:04 AM ET
    Shoppers rush to get in line outside of the Best Buy early Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Jackson, Miss., to take advantage of the Black Friday bargains. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Thousands of Best Buy store employees will see pay cuts and others will lose their jobs as the consumer electronics chain reorganizes.

  • Economy Shows Signs of Bottoming Out: Welch Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 7:56 AM ET

    The initial scare has gone from the market and it looks like the economy is showing signs of bottoming out, but it is difficult to predict where things will go from here, Jack Welch, the former CEO of CNBC parent General Electric, said Thursday.

  • Want a Great Deal on a US Car? Not So Fast Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Don’t believe the hype that all you have to do is walk into a U.S. car dealership and they’ll practically pay you to walk out with the car.

  • Beige Book: Full Text Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    The following is the full text of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve on April 15, 2009 and based on information collected on or before April 6, 2009:

  • Economy, Market Rebounds Have Ways To Go: Lindsey Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    Signs of long-term economic growth are still a way off, says Lawrence Lindsey, former National Economic Council director and president and CEO of the Lindsey Group. Lindsey predicts the stock market will retest its lows and says there is no bottom in sight for commercial real estate prices.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 1:18 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    More US workers are worried about getting laid off from their jobs now than at the end of 2008, according to a recent survey.

  • Don’t Give Up On Your Job Search Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:40 AM ET

    On January 1, we are pumped, inspired, and motivated to have a super new year. As the days pass, our resolve wanes. The job search becomes tiring. Those networking goals become tedious. If you miss a day or days or weeks, just start over. Use the onset of spring to reset your clock back to new beginnings.

  • Economy May Bottom in '09: White House's Romer Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 8:06 AM ET
    Street crowd

    The US economy is not out of the woods yet, but the worst of the downturn will probably pass this year, as various components of the stimulus thrown at it will start to show results, White House adviser Christina Romer told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Longer Unemployment for Those 45 and Older Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    Workers ages 45 and over form a disproportionate share of the hard-luck recession category, the long-term unemployed — those who have been out of work for six months or longer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Ask The Experts: Does Unemployment Hurt My Credit? Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 3:10 PM ET

    Also, find out what information your credit report contains and what is left off.

  • All the government borrowing programs aimed at increasing liquidity have some economists worried that there could be a steep price to pay down the road.