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  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • Building A Successful Empire--Like The Tampa Bay Rays Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Baseball pundits have called the Tampa Bay Rays run into the World Series a Cinderella story. I call it a great business model for fledging startups and even venerable companies.

  • Mounting Layoffs: Why They're Different This Time Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:14 PM ET
    Street crowd

    As the layoffs add up, how bad will unemployment be in this recession? And what does that mean in terms of when and how the economy will recover?

  • Wall Street Layoffs Could Surge Past 200,000 Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 5:39 PM ET

    Traders and investment bankers might have more to worry about than dwindling bonus pools this year as mass firings on Wall Street are set to hit a record.

  • A New Recipe for Cooking the Books Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Under the stewardship of Chief Justice John Roberts, whose own background is largely in appellate litigation on behalf of corporate interests, business cases are a “growth area” of the Court’s docket.

  • Greenspan, Others Face Grilling Over Financial Crisis Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 4:30 AM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.

  • If Recession Is Now Here, Just How Bad Can It Get? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    The big debate now is how deep and how long the recession will be. The short answer is bad enough and probably the worst in 25 years.

  • Layoffs Keep Growing: Merck, Yahoo Slash Jobs Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    The cruel earnings season for the American worker intensified Wednesday as more companies announced layoffs.

  • Recession Will Last At Least Two Years: Roubini Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The US economy is entering a two-year recession that will be longer and deeper than previously feared, said Nouriel Roubini, a well-known economist and professor at New York University.

  • Welcome to the 24/7 Job Search Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    One of my coaching clients should have wrapped up her search weeks ago.  But with budgets tightening, the job that she seemed poised to get may not be filled after all.  This has happened twice now in her search.

  • Things You Can Do Right Now to Cut Back Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:23 PM ET

    Marc Hedlund has three ideas for how we can all prepare for tougher times ahead.

  • New Life for Stimulus Bill, But What Would Be In It? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    Democrats in Congress say any new economic stimulus bill would probably include road and bridge construction, help for state budgets and maybe new tax rebates.

  • Fed May Tap $540 Billion To Help Out Money Funds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The Fed could lend up to $540 billion in a new facility aimed at restoring liquidity for money market funds,  Fed officials said.

  • 'Joe the CEO' Weighs In on Election '08 Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    I am boycotting the rest of the presidential campaign. I refuse to read or listen to any more rhetoric or attacks from either campaign. Obama blew his answer to the alleged plumber but McCain fumbled his prosecution of Obama at the debate last week. And now, everyone’s in a scrum to score points with Mr. Wurzelbacher, the wannabe business owner. Talk about fiddling while America is burning.

  • Housing Bailout Will Be Next on Agenda Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Economists say the best bang for the buck will come from helping housing,  not another tax cut or extended unemployment benefits.

  • NY & NJ Governors See Tough Times Ahead Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    New York Governor David Patterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine sounded off on the economy, Wall Street and regulation on Monday.

  • Fears Of Global Recession Continue to Rattle Markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:27 PM ET
    Global Markets

    Investors continued to be rattled by worries that the prolonged credit crisis has already pushed the global economy into a recession.

  • MBA's: Outdated In Today's Changing Economy? Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    While employees in the financial sector have undoubtedly borne the brunt of recent job losses so far, more and more workers at all levels are facing an uncertain future, and find themselves facing a key question: "Where do I go from here?"

  • US Economy Continues To Give Off Mixed Signals Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    The latest inflation and jobs data were somewhat better than expected, but the industrial sector showed continued weakness.

  • Paulson: Immediate Lending Guarantee Starts Now Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the U.S. government's banking rescue plan is designed to spur private investment in financial institutions, and told CNBC that the FDIC interbank lending guarantee that's part of the plan will kick in immediately.