• Throw A Banana Into Your Presentation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 12:19 PM ET

    A lot of business information is abstract. How can you make it more interesting?

  • Degrees in Most Demand Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 12:18 PM ET
    College students graduating this year will feel the effects of the economic crisis in the job market. A survey conducted by the  found that employers plan to increase their college hiring by just 1.3 percent this year over 2008, the least in six years. Take a look at which degrees have the most drawing power in the job market, according to the NACE.

    College students graduating this year will feel the effects of the economic crisis in the job market. Take a look at which degrees have the most drawing power in the job market.

  • NFL Makes More Cuts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    In response to the current economic environment, the NFL confirmed today that it has reduced its staff by 15 percent.

  • Out Of Work? They're Hiring At The White House Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    I'm disappointed that Barack Obama has so far refused to accept my LinkedIn invitation. However, I'm happy to report that Dodgers Manager Joe Torre "friended" me on Facebook! Never met the man, but, like, how cool is that?

  • In Sign of the Times, Bonuses on Main St. Dry Up Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:19 PM ET

    It's not just bankers who are seeing their once-steady bonuses dry up. Regular Americans who count on their yearly bonus or commission are at a loss now, too.

  • Pros Say: Eye of Recession Storm is Near Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    Tuesday: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned the "severe" U.S. recession may drag into 2010 unless the government succeeds in stabilizing the banking system and financial markets. Debate continues on bank "nationalization," with Bank of America insisting it won't need a bigger U.S. stake; and analysts wondering if Citigroup actually needs the government to pick up more than 40 percent. Experts told CNBC that fears of nationalization are overdone — and we're now entering the epicenter of the recession.

  • The Next Economic Bubble To Burst? Take Your Pick Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:38 PM ET

    The next economic bubble is on its way—if it's not already here, analysts believe. The problem is, there's no clear consensus on what it will be or when it will hit.

  • Toll Brothers Plan To Battle Fear Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 12:30 PM ET
    Toll Brothers

    First it was Hyundai, with its radical offer to let you give the car back if you lose your job. Now it’s Toll Brothers, offering to make the monthly payments.

  • Nothing To Fear But Despair Itself Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 10:42 AM ET

    The ravages of the recession now reach to every page and every section of newspapers - the stories are relentless, with nary a bright spot. Doom and desperation abound.

  • Unemployment Could Hit 9% This Year: NABE Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 9:39 AM ET

    The U.S. unemployment rate -- now at 7.6 percent, the highest in more than 16 years -- is expected hit a peak of 9 percent this year, according to the latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics to be released Monday.

  • Career Options for Ex-Wall Street Workers Sunday, 22 Feb 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    This week’s news that the city plans to spend $45 million to retrain jobless Wall Street executives may, understandably, have been met with less than sobs of gratitude in that demographic. After all, as the happily divorced like to say, stick a fork in a toaster once, it’s an accident. But a second time?

  • Pros Say: Citi, BofA Will Survive — Without Equity Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    Friday: Bank nationalization is the big topic du jour. Everyone seems to dislike the idea, but more and more analysts are begrudgingly calling nationalization the inevitable next move in the financial crisis. UBS widened its tax probe; a survey of U.S. homeowners showed more depreciation; and gold rose over $1,000 on investors' flight to safety. CNBC heard from experts who said the U.S. dollar will emerge as the ultimate safe haven; and Citigroup and Bank of America will indeed survive.

  • Is Your Internship Program Hurting Your Company? Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    A company without a coherent strategy for finding and placing interns is one that isn't identifying the best of the vast talent pool currently bubbling at colleges all across the country, and therefore isn't likely to benefit from it in future.

  • Too Much Optimism at the Fed Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Fed says the economy has gotten worse than it ever expected. But the Fed governors and bank presidents forecast that it will not get much worse.

  • Pros Say: We're Not Done Falling Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 8:12 AM ET

    Global stocks ended the week in the red, near 6-year lows, as pessimism over the economy and banking sector set in, scaring investors away from stocks and back into bonds and gold.

  • Ross: Consumer Leveraging a 'Giant Ponzi Scheme' Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., shared his insight on Obama's economic plans, the SEC, the housing market and more with CNBC.

  • Dealing With A Lay Off - It's A Family Affair Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    Individuals aren’t the only ones dealing with the range of emotions that a job loss can ignite: shock, fear, paralysis, disappointment, anxiety, and more.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    Another round of layoffs was announced on Thursday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment. Delta Air Lines and Performance Food Group were among the latest names on Wednesday to announce job cuts.

  • Today's Tough Choice: Pay Cut or Furloughs? Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    Here's the question: your company has cut discretionary costs and has laid off a group of workers, but still needs to cut more. Your choice is between cutting pay and requiring a furlough. What's an executive to do?

  • People Fear Losing Job the Most: Poll Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 6:38 AM ET

    As the economy continues to struggle, the public is growing increasingly concerned about losing jobs, not having enough money to pay the bills and seeing their retirement accounts shrink, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.