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  • 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.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 2:51 PM 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.

  • Pros Say: Expect Cash-Raising Selloff Before a Bull Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    The market news on Black Friday is all about retail — so unsurprisingly, the news today is pretty bleak, as shoppers look to stretch tight budgets and thinner wallets. Retail chain CEOs who spoke to CNBC emphasized the positive, but industry analysts are already predicting a "red" Christmas. And investment strategists see a big cash-raising selloff in the works.

  • Stocks Advance as Stimulus Fuels Optimism Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain Tuesday as the massive amount of stimulus being thrown at the economy has started to lift the mood on Wall Street. The Dow and S&P extended their winning streaks for a third day, though the Nasdaq slipped amid a selloff in big-name techs.

  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:44 PM 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.

  • Pros Say: Equities Have Bottomed, Market is Schizoid Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:18 PM ET

    Home builder D.R. Horton reported a wider quarterly loss Tuesday — yet its shares jumped on U.S. government moves to buoy the financial sector. But home prices and mortgage rates dropped further with no floor in sight. Experts told CNBC the problem is market schizophrenia: equity markets have bottomed but credit markets are still spiralling downward.

  • Techs Lead Decline After Fed Rally Fizzles Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Technology stocks led the market lower as a morning rally inspired by the Federal Reserve plan to support consumer lending fizzled.

  • Stocks Advance on News of Fed Plan Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:00 AM ET
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    Stocks rose for a third straight day, fueled by news that the Federal Reserve will create a facility to support consumer lending.

  • In the ideal world, you would use December to reflect on goals accomplished and to set the stage for next year’s performance review and bonus discussion. However, if it’s December and you haven’t prepared yet for this year’s bonus, then you need to focus on last-minute moves.

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