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  • 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.

  • I understand that the government will pay 65 percent of my COBRA payment.  Does that mean I should only pay 35 percent of the initial payment?

  • 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.

  • What the Pros Say: US Is Now 'Bankrupt' Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    Global stocks traded higher, as did the dollar against the euro, Thursday after the Federal Reserve's surprise announcement it would buy $300 billion in US Treasurys in order to help the ailing economy.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:07 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. MeadWestvaco, Graco and Caterpillar were among the latest names to announce job cuts.

  • Futures Off Lows as Citigroup Gets Bounce Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower opening Thursday, a characteristic pattern following the previous session's rally.

  • Web Extra: Jobs Experts Answer Your Questions Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:14 PM ET

    The cameras kept rolling after Wednesday’s town hall, where our expert panel took even more questions related to the jobs crisis.

  • Finding the Right Job-Search Tools Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:11 PM ET

    With the nation in the throes of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and an unemployment rate at its highest level in a quarter century, fear has become palpable. Even for the 90-plus percent of us still employed, job safety is now a relative term.

  • Jobs Breakdown by Sector Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:41 PM ET

    Here is a breakdown of where the jobs are right now by sector. See what companies are hiring what types of jobs and in which states. Click through to see all major sectors.

  • Navigating the Job Crisis: Have a Plan Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

    The earthquake that crushed Wall Street has now torn apart Main Street. American jobs are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. Nearly everyone has been touched by this crisis – and it’s no wonder everyone is asking: where are the jobs?

  • Pros Say: Bears Are Losing Ground Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    Wednesday: AIG CEO Edward Liddy cited the "cold realities of competition," and insists the controversial bonuses must be paid. David Friehling, accountant for confessed super-swindler Bernard Madoff, was arrested on fraud charges. Sunnier notes: Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis said BofA could repay its $45 billion TARP loan this year. And Sun Microsystems shares jumped on IBM deal talk. CNBC heard from experts who predicted that the Fed meeting today will not please Wall Street.

  • Wednesday: AIG CEO Edward Liddy cited the "cold realities of competition," and insists the controversial bonuses must be paid. David Friehling, accountant for confessed super-swindler Bernard Madoff, was arrested on fraud charges. Sunnier notes: Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis said BofA could repay its $45 billion TARP loan this year. And Sun Microsystems shares jumped on IBM deal talk. CNBC heard from experts who predicted that the Fed meeting today will not please Wall Street.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Mar. 17-18 meeting on interest rate policy: