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  • Stimulus Must Focus On Financial Institutions: Mishkin Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:23 AM ET

    A government stimulus must ensure that financial institutions are recapitalized and remain “healthy,” said Frederic Mishkin, former Federal Reserve Board governor and Columbia University economics professor.

  • In November 2008, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that the financial crisis could lead to the loss of about 225,000 private sector positions in New York State over the next two years. The good news: many federal agencies are hiring.

  • Weak Wal-Mart Sales Send Futures Lower Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 6:39 PM ET

    In this Web Extra, find out how the traders are gaming the latest retail sales numbers, jobless claims, Obama's economic speech and more!

  • How Big Will Job Losses Get? Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    As we first told you last week the market could be in for a big test as soon as Friday. Investors are nervously waiting to see how -- or if -- the market shrugs off bad news.

  • More Than Meets The Eye? Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 3:52 PM ET

    Is the market so edgy that a negative ADP report sent it tumbling? Or is there more than meets the eye?

  • Fear Of Life's Big Changes Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 10:19 AM ET

    An interesting article featured a study finding 90% of people would rather die than make big health changes. The article postulated that it is easier to make radical changes rather than small incremental changes. I don’t have a scientific study of my own to confirm or dispute this, but the statistic and the advice give much food for thought.

  • US Could Lose 1 Million Jobs this Month: ING Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 6:44 AM ET

    New Year optimism is likely to be shaken by shocking numbers in the monthly employment report, with a loss of one million jobs coming "sooner than you might think," ING Bank analyst Rob Carnell wrote in a research note.

  • Pink Slip Survival Guide: How to Find a Headhunter Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    There’s no getting around it: this job market is downright awful. If you’re unemployed or just desperately seeking a new gig, you need all the help you can get.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 2:06 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below are the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Dec. 15-16 meeting:

  • After losing a job and being mired in debt, Racquel is making a resolution to get on the road to recovery. It starts here.

  • The Only 2 Economic Indicators That Matter Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    You'll drive yourself crazy if you worry about every forecast you read in the papers. Just pay attention to these.

  • Managers Facing A Different Kind Of "Hangover" Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    In the aftermath of a season of over-indulgence, many of us will continue to feel the effects for quite some time. Be it in the pocketbook or on the treadmill, there's always a price to pay for our actions.

  • North Carolina Jobless Claims Overwhelm Web Site Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    Unemployment is up so much in North Carolina that the state's Internet site for benefits crashed twice this week under a rush of claims.

  • Dear Mr. President-Elect, Please Be Bolder Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    We need massive government invention to get out of the economic mess we're in. We don't want the next ten years to be called America's lost decade. That's why the American people, in their infinite wisdom, sent a huge Democratic majority to Congress and gave Obama the White House.

  • A New Year Means New Career "Moves" Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    This is the time, after all, when most of us shrug off our 10-day hangover and buckle down to thoughts of self-improvement. There are opportunities aplenty, especially if you know where to look and have some—uh, pardon the expression—resolve.

  • Job Search: Time To Get Started And Here's How Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:24 AM ET

    This year, there’s something big you need to do. It was probably on your To Do list last year, but you ran out the clock. This year, you tell yourself, things will be different.

  • Predictions '09: Real Estate Looks For Recovery Signs Saturday, 3 Jan 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    After a year-long hangover in 2008, the real estate industry is hoping for some strong, black coffee in the new year.

  • First Test Of '09: 1 Week Away Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 6:41 PM ET

    The market faces it's first big test in only a few days. What's likely to move stocks and how should you game it?

  • Your First Move for 2009 Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:11 PM ET

    From mortgages to credit to jobs to investing, we all have some important choices to make with our money in 2009.