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  • Pros Say: Bear Market Rallies = New Reality Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Lousy sales, weak earnings and more layoffs reigned over Thursday, with glum news from Nokia, Viacom, Merck, AT&T, DuPont, Credit Suisse and retailers across the board. European central banks enacted big rate cuts. And  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke urged more government efforts to stanch soaring home foreclosures. But CNBC heard from experts who say that while the news will get worse through 2009, markets will periodically rally — and one strategist sees the Dow at 12,000 in 2010.

  • Bernanke: 'More Needs To Be Done' on Foreclosures Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Fed Chairman Bernanke called on the government to ramp up efforts to stem soaring home foreclosures.

  • Stocks Move Lower in Choppy Trading Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

  • CEOs Sound Off: Budget Deficit, Bailouts & More Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    As U.S. automakers sell their rescue plan to Congress on Thursday and the markets digest more grim jobs data, CNBC asked American CEOs their perspective on the economy, budget and bailouts.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Factory Report Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 11:04 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday amid a fresh round of layoffs and dismal same-store sales numbers, but soon turned mixed after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected factory-orders report.

  • Factory Orders Drop More Than Expected in October Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Orders to U.S. factories plunged in October by the sharpest amount in over eight years as a deepening recession caused big cutbacks in demand for steel, autos, computers and heavy machinery. Analysts expect the weakness will continue for some time.

  • How to Manage a Job Layoff (Part 1) Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    When you are laid off, things may seem totally out of your control:  you no longer have use of your office, your income has stopped or will stop soon, your bills continue pouring in and there is no job alternative in site.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Futures Get Hit By New Round of Layoffs Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 8:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were getting battered by a fresh round of layoff announcements by some major companies and mostly dismal news about retail sales.

  • Pros Say: Fed Moves Can Kill Recession (UPDATED) Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama nominated Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) for commerce secretary Wednesday, the same day that United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger announced the UAW would make huge concessions in order to help the Big 3 automakers nail government bailout funds. CNBC heard from experts who said the drop in gasoline prices bodes well for the first quarter and Ben Bernanke just may save us from a severe recession. (UPDATED)

  • Service Sector Hits Record Low; Productivity Slows Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    A measure of the U.S. service sector slumped further than expected to a record low in November, according to a report released on Wednesday.

  • Beige Book: Summary Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    The following is the full text of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve on December 3, 2008 and based on information collected on or before November 24, 2008:

  • Pros: Searching the Gloom ... Bright Spot in Japan Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    Licking their wounds after the Dow's fourth-worst daily point drop, fund managers and economists regroup.

  • Like A Business, Review Your Own Resources Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Time, money and energy are our resources to accomplish our personal goals, maintain good health, keep solid relationships and enjoy life. As we approach year-end, take an inventory of how you are using your time, money and energy resources.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Predictions: 9 For '09 In Executive Careers Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Our first prediction is possibly the biggest one of all: There will still be a job market in 2009. Tough call to make right now, we know, but even a crisis spells opportunity of one kind or another.

  • Pros: Retail Gets Worse Before It Gets Better Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET
  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • What To Say When You Get Laid Off Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:43 AM ET

    Suppose you get laid off and someone asks why you’re out of work. It’s important that your explanation be impersonal. That means not blaming yourself or others.

  • Who isn’t worried about their job right now? No matter how high up on the organization chart, any executive who isn’t looking over his or her shoulder these days needs a reality check.

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