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  • There's no shame in the job-loss game, especially if you know how to pick yourself back up.

  • More White and Blue Collar Workers See Pink Slips Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 8:01 PM ET

    The job losses in this downturn are hitting workers across all income levels and job categories, and the cuts are swifter and broader than in past recessions.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Friday Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 7:46 PM ET

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

  • Biggest 2 Day Decline Since '87 Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 7:41 PM ET

    Stocks sold off on Thursday in their worst two-day slide since October 1987 with disappointing corporate outlooks and bleak sales from major retailers fueling invsetor fears.

  • After Huge Two-Day Selloff, Stocks Near Recent Lows Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Forget a post-election rally. Stocks now appear likely to retest their most recent lows—and  possibly head even lower.

  • Financial Regulation Likely to Increase: Market Pros Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    Market pros are seeing more regulation ahead for financial markets.

  • Democrats Push Stimulus, But White House Objects Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Barack Obama's victory and an expanded majority in Congress could have Democrats making up a list of economic stimulus measures and checking it twice. 

  • New Stimulus for Economy May Arrive by Christmas Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    Barack Obama's victory and an expanded majority in Congress could encourage Democrats to make up a list of economic stimulus measures and check it twice. 

  • Taxes

    More people at the top of the ladder retiring means more promotions for those of us who are on the lower rungs. Forget about redistributing the wealth, higher taxes on high earners should lead to better jobs for young people like us who are waiting for our elders to retire so we can work our way up the corporate food chain.

  • Optimistic Jobseekers "Electing" A Come Back? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Regardless of what they may think of our governmental policies, when foreigners describe “average” Americans, they frequently remark upon our determined positivity. In fact, to the outsider, American rosiness can seem rather naïve, a bit forced and not infrequently annoying.

  • Treasury Boosts Bond Offerings to Counter Crisis Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it will resurrect the 3-year note and conduct more frequent auctions of 10-year notes and 30-year bonds to cope with staggering borrowing needs that some say could reach $2 trillion in the current fiscal year.

  • Obama's 1st Move Should Be to Save Autos: Ross Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 7:38 AM ET

    The obvious and easy first move for President-Elect Barack Obama is to put some money into the automobile industry to save a large number of jobs, financier Wilbur Ross said Wednesday.

  • Have Big Goals? Ask The Big Questions Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    If we have a short-term project (e.g., get a job before severance runs out in 12 weeks) execution is relatively clear because the steps are laid out in sequential order and the short duration of the project leaves little time to lose focus.

  • Web Extra: Exorcise Those Demons! Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:58 PM ET

    For this special Halloween edition of On The Money's Web Extra, Carmen has advice to allay all your fears -- the past, present and future financial "demons."

  • Coming Soon: Congress Is Back With 'Stimulus-2' Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Washington, taking a page out of Hollywood, looks set to release Stimulus 2, the sequel.  And if anything, it may be the mother of all economic stimulus packages.

  • Layoffs: Which Way Does A Company Cut? Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    A friend of a friend, who happens to be a senior executive at a New York based media conglom, was lamenting this recently as he braced for another big RIF (reduction in force) at his company

  • Mood of Consumers Posts Record Decline in October Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 10:05 AM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    Consumer confidence suffered its steepest monthly drop on record in October, a survey showed Friday, as the worst financial crisis in generations took its toll.

  • Regulators to Approve Derivatives Clearinghouse Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:20 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Regulators are expected to approve a clearinghouse for credit derivative swaps in the next several weeks, CNBC has learned.

  • Consumers Cut Spending For First Time in Two Years Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. consumers cut their monthly spending for the first time in two years during September, evidently bracing for hard times as jobs continue to disappear and credit conditions tighten.

  • Web Extra: Reinventing Retirement Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:21 PM ET

    If I need the money, should I dip into my pension now or wait until it matures?