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  • Monthly Job Losses Could Top 500,000 Again Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 6:26 AM ET

    Economists predict another steep decline in payrolls for January, with the jobless rate expected to reach 7.5%.

  • As Layoffs Surge, Women May Pass Men in Job Force Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 4:45 AM ET

    With the recession on the brink of becoming the longest in the postwar era, a milestone may be at hand: Women are poised to surpass men on the nation’s payrolls, taking the majority for the first time in American history.

  • Wall Street's Newest Party: Resumes With Cocktails Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

    Throngs of unemployed bankers, traders and other workers from Wall Street gathered at the latest Pink Slip Party last night, looking for work.

  • Photos of the Latest Wall Street Pink Slip Party Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 5:08 PM ET

    See photos from the latest Wall Street Pink Slip Party in New York.

  • Staying Afloat Despite the Horrible Jobs Report Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    The economy appears to be following an identical trajectory as that plane that landed in the Hudson. So who's going to be our hero pilot?

  • Bogle: We Need Stimulus Bill Now Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    “We need a stimulus bill, and we need it now,” said Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group.  Bogle said the U.S. is in a deep recession that could turn worse if actions are not taken quickly.

  • Why Your Job Search Isn't Futile Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Headlines scream about high profile layoffs every day. Consumer confidence is down, inventories are up, salaries are down, hiring freezes are up. The indicators that fuel the headlines are grim, grimmer and grimmest. However, no matter how it feels, job seeking is NOT futile.

  • Pros Debate: 'Buy American' Good for Globe? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 5:05 AM ET

    As the ongoing slump in the global economy sent national governments scrabbling for ways to prop up their countries’ future, CNBC asks if protectionist moves such as ‘buying American’ will really benefit the economy. One analyst said yes, for now, but the global economy could pay the price later.

  • Stocks Slide as Earnings Woes Clip Gains Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as some disappointing earnings reports cast a pall over a pair of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

  • Dominatrix Work Forces Recession to Its Knees Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    One of the kinkier trends to emerge from this recession is that many professional women are turning to dominatrix work to supplement their incomes. Are you listening to me? (Whapisssh!)

  • Stocks May Retest Bottom: So Let the Buying Begin Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Wall Street Trader

    Whether it's Friday's jobs report or some other bad news, the stock market is likely to retest the November lows. But pros say look past the bottom and start buying.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed Amid Earnings Gloom Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:31 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as some disappointing earnings reports cast a pall over a pair of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. Clorox, Time Warner Cable and Fidelity National Financial were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.

  • Got Pink-Slipped - Get Green Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Downsizing

    I generally dismiss the relevance of tired adages, but there’s a timely truth to the saying that it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. In days like these, however, a little reinvention is key to survival.

  • Futures Fall; Earnings, Bailout in Focus Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 8:03 AM ET

    US stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Wednesday, as investors waited for the next round of earnings and hoped for more details on the government’s stimulus package.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Wednesday Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders talk earnings from Kraft, Prudential, Ralph Lauren as well as important economic numbers. What's the trade?

  • Four Phrases That Deserve to Be Retired Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    The economic crisis has made these phrases completely irrelevant in the American workplace.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Another day, another round of corporate layoffs.  Liz Claiborne and PNC Financial Services became the latest companies to announce job cuts on Tuesday

  • Job Hunters, How’s Your Defense? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    No one wins a game by playing defense. However, good defense gives offense the chance to do its job. Defense, therefore, provides the foundation for success.

  • You're Talking, But Do They Get the Message? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 8:36 AM ET

    Does this ever happen to you at work - you’ve got critical info, but no one is listening?

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