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  • Outlook 09: Bad Or Worse For The Economy Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    The big questions for the coming year are how long and deep will the recession be  and how it will  compare to those  of the past.

  • Like A Shopper, Make A List For Goals In 2009 Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    The strategies that help us manage holiday shopping also help us achieve our goals for the new year. Make a gift list prior to shopping. Spend only what you can afford.

  • 2009: Back From The Brink Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    As the credit crisis grips Wall Street, the Fast Money traders see opportunity amid the rubble.

  • Pros Say: Crucial Opportunity For Oil, Equities Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    Monday's market is still feeling last week's pain, as lowered earnings outlooks add to the downward pressure from big bank downgrades. And forensic analysts continue to sift through the alleged Bernie Madoff fraud, asking: Can investors get anything back? But CNBC heard from experts who are anticipating an annual Santa Claus rally — and think it's crucial to buy oil stocks and other selected equities now.

  • Pros Say: Darwinian Pain Good For Strong Companies Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    On Friday, the auto bailout was announced: General Motors and Chrysler will get up to $17.4 billion in short-term loans from the U.S. in return for deep concessions. Treasury boss Hank Paulson reversed himself, asking for the second half of the TARP fund. Who gets bailed out next — and where does it end? Strategists told CNBC the bailout is going to make things worse; but one airline CEO sees a healthy Darwinian process.

  • As More Companies Seek Aid, 'Where Do You Stop?' Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    The US government could be entering a bottomless pit of bailouts if it starts propping up failing companies outside the financial sector—including the struggling auto industry, economists say.

  • Pros Say: Oil Will Take Stocks to Heaven Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Thursday: U.S. jobless claims eased from a 26-year peak but still showed weakness in the economy. After the Federal Reserve's moves this week, homeowners are scrambling to refinance; the dollar is sliding against the euro. And the second half of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund looks likely to go toward foreclosure relief and economic stimulus. CNBC heard from experts who say crude oil prices are finally correct — and oil, stocks and gold are going to soar.

  • The #1 Thing to Do If You've Lost Your Job Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    The best move you can make when and if you're let go may not be intuitive: geting and maintaining health insurance.

  • How to Use Facebook to Get a Job Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    Think the social networking site is just about posting party pics? Think again. It could be the link to your next job.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.

  • With Interest Rates Near 0%, What Does Fed Do Now? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Now that Fed Chairman Bernanke has answered how low he would take interest rates, he needs to explain what's next.

  • Job Hunting? The Russians Do It Best Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 1:57 PM ET

    With older Americans delaying their retirements, my generation is getting shut out of the workforce according to a gut-wrenching piece in this weekend's New York Times. There are fewer jobs to go around, and we've got the least experience.

  • How to Become Your Own Boss Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:06 AM ET

    It's a dream for many and a reality for more everyday. Here's your guide for making sure you do it right.

  • GM Needs PR Strategy In Time Of Crisis Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    GM’s failure points are extensive, but nothing is more glaring than its resolute myopia. Throughout its history, GM anointed itself the final arbiter of customer needs and wants.

  • Pros Say: H1 Will Be 'Horrific' — But Fed Isn't Done Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Some of the bad news Tuesday was "less worse" than many feared: Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss since going public — but the $2.1 billion loss was much narrower than many had feared and Goldman shares rose as much as 11 percent. Stocks soared on the Federal Reserve rate-cut decision and options trading looks bullish on Boeing. CNBC heard from experts who predict a massive OPEC cut and more Fed moves to come.

  • Bristol-Myers To Cut Another 10% of Workforce Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:02 PM ET

    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb said Tuesday it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010 as it works to pare costs before it loses patent protection on key drugs.

  • Layoffs Continue to Grow—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb became the latest big company to announce layoffs, saying it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 2:25 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Dec. 15-16 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Fed Heads Into Uncharted Territory With Rate Cuts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    With the Fed's key rate dropping closer to zero, the central bank is moving into uncharted territory. Still, Fed Chairman Bernanke has made it clear the Fed isn't running out of ammunition yet.

  • Job Networking: Don't Forget Contacts Listed Here Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Remember that some groups are tight and willing to help even a stranger from the same group. I know a PhD in biology who got a venture capital job, not by networking with the VC crowd, but by networking with other PhDs in biology who transitioned outside that field.