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  • 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:

  • No Bonus? Low Salary? Blame it on AIG Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    If you’re employed by one of the big or small firms that have accepted funds under TARP—will feel the pinch of Uncle Sam’s grip sometime soon, and you have 418 or so employees over at the U.S.-owned (if not quite operated) American International Group to thank.

  • Obama Calls On Americans to Support Budget Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:05 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    In a new Web video, President Barack Obama is asking Americans to help him pass his $3.6 trillion budget.

  • Pros Say: We're Stuck with the Bear Until 2010 Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.

  • Obama Touts Budget as 'Economic Blueprint' Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 10:23 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is again asking Congress to pass his $3.6 trillion budget, saying it will "spark the transformation" the country needs to remain economically competitive.

  • 5 Must-Dos "After" That Job Interview Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 10:13 AM ET

    In the throes of a job search it is easy and tempting to forget the little details that can mean the difference between further consideration or not.

  • Pros Say: Cash is Now the Riskiest Bet Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.