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  • Coldwell Banker CEO: Now Is Best Time to Buy a House Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 12:13 PM ET

    The top executive at Coldwell Banker said this is the best time in ten years to buy a house  because interest rates remain low, inventory is high and prices have stabilized.“It’s still a buyer’s market,” Jim Gillespie told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “This is absolutely the best time to buy.”

  • Douglas Cliggott, chief investment officer for Dover Management, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the slowdown in housing starts will translate into a decline in employment. “Over the past 30 or 40 years, we see that housing starts tend to lead employment by 12-to-15 months,” he said.

  • Citigroup May Cut Jobs, Take $1 Billion Charge - WSJ Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 11:38 AM ET

    Citigroup executives are putting the finishing touches to a restructuring plan that is likely to involve around 15,000 job cuts and a charge against earnings of more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fell Last Week Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly fell 4,000 last week to its lowest in six weeks, government data showed on Thursday in a report underscoring a healthy labor market.

  • Celebrating the Grand Alliance Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    We are on the verge of marking the 50th anniversary of the European Union -- taking as its birth the Treaty of Rome -- and politicians will spend this weekend in Berlin toasting the treaty.

  • Airbus Workers Strike to Protest Restructuring Plan Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    Airbus workers downed tools and gathered for protest marches on Friday to fight 10,000 planned job cuts at the European civilian plane maker and its contractors.

  • Britain's Unemployment Rate Holds at 5.5% Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | 7:23 AM ET

    Britain's unemployment rate held at 5.5% in the three months ending Jan. 31, the government said Wednesday.

  • Countrywide Financial Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo that there's been an "overreaction" to the subprime lending shakeout, though he believes the problem may could get worse before turning the corner.

  • Survey: Firms to Add Jobs in 3 Months Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 7:41 AM ET

    Twenty-eight percent of companies expect to add new positions in the next three months, according to a survey of 14,000 employers being released Tuesday.

  • Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    Stocks were set to start the week lower after concerns about sub-prime mortgage lending dented enthusiasm for a very busy Merger Monday.

  • That hour of sleep you lost this weekend thankfully was not over the stock market's performance last week. After starting Monday on the edge of what could have been an ugly precipice, Wall Street by Friday recovered some of its losses and a good deal of confidence.

  • After last week's market turbulence, the impact of Friday's jobs report takes on even more weight. Two analysts joined "Closing Bell" to discuss how investors may have digested the figures -- and what they'll be watching for next.

  • Wages haven't kept up with productivity gains, making the current economic expansion good for corporate profits, but not so good for hourly workers. Wage growth is good news for consumer spending -- and not inflationary -- as long as productivity continues to increase.

  • Economists: Jobs Report Confirms Soft Landing Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 1:37 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Mixed messages: analysts decoding Friday's jobs report see a slightly disappointing February, but a stronger December and January. However, the different numbers didn't stop two experts from telling "Morning Call" that the news is good.

  • OMB's Portman: U.S. In "Steady State of Growth" Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    You lose some, you win some: Friday's jobs report showed the smallest rise in two years -- 97,000 jobs in February -- but revisions gave December and January unexpected strength. Rob Portman, director of the Office Of Management & Budget, said the report vindicates the Bush Administration's view that the U.S. economy is in a "steady state" of growth.

  • Jobs Report Encouraging: But No Victory Yet Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody’s Economy.com, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that February’s jobs report is encouraging, but it’s too early to say that the economy has come in for a soft landing.The U.S. Labor Department said the economy added 97,000 non-farm jobs last month and the employment rate dipped slightly to 4.5%.

  • Investment Strategist: What You Should Do Now Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 9:04 AM ET

    Henry McVey was "not really" surprised by the Feb. 27 market meltdown. But then, the chief U.S. investment strategist for Morgan Stanley says he'd seen the omens in January. He joined CNBC's Maria Bartiromo to discuss what might come next -- and how he's preparing for it.

  • Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 7:39 AM ET

    Stocks are hesitant ahead of the jobs data, which will be a key driver of direction today. Asian markets were mostly higher while European markets are lower this morning.

  • Weak Jobs = Good News? Analysts Divided Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 4:28 PM ET

    Unemployment is bad -- for the unemployed. But for investors, it might be another story. That was the bone of contention between Don Hays and Scott Wren, two investment strategists who joined "Street Signs" to debate the impact of jobs reports on the tech sector.

  • Strategists "Very Cautious" Ahead Of Jobs Report Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 2:19 PM ET
    Occupy protesters make noise clanking pots in front of the main gate to Davos congress center on January 25, 2012 in Davos, Switzerland

    Where is the suddenly turbulent market going? The answer may be up for grabs, but one thing seems certain: all investors should factor in Friday's jobs report. Two strategists -- one equity, one bonds -- gave their views on "Power Lunch."