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  • August Begins With Slide Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    The Dow closed lower on Friday after General Motors reported hefty losses and new data showed U.S. employers cut jobs for the seventh straight month.

  • Stocks Kick Off August With a Drop Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    Stocks started the month off with a decline as a rise in oil and larger than expected loss from  General Motors rekindled worries about the economy.

  • Parts of July Employment Report Signal Recession Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    The U.S. economy shed jobs for seven straight months through July, something that has happened only eight other times since the end of the World War Two. Every other instance occurred during a recession.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Worries Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • July Manufacturing Unchanged; Construction Falls Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 1:22 PM ET
    Car Manufacturing

    U.S. factory activity was unchanged in July from June while inflation pressures moderated, according to a report released Friday

  • Stocks Retreat After ISM, Jobs Reports Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • Pimco's El-Erian: Jobless Rate Headed Toward 6% Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 10:35 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian said the unemployment rate is headed toward 6 percent, as the year-long global financial market turmoil continues to have a growing effect on the U.S. economy as a whole.

  • Gone Forecasting: Fly Fishing With Economic Pros Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:59 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman goes fishing with the financial pros at the annual Economic Finance Retreat at Leen's Lodge fishing village in Maine. Here's what the experts had to say about the state of the economy.

  • Stocks Pull Back After Initial Jobs Pop Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop from the better-than-expected July jobs report but the gains faded within the first 10 minutes of trading.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 51,000 jobs in June and a jump in unemployment rate up to 5.7%.  The drop is still well below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Big Job Losses Could Rattle Markets Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:27 AM ET

    With jitters about employment impacting stocks, economists predict a loss of 75,000 jobs for July, the seventh straight month of payroll declines.

  • Stocks End July Mixed as Oil Falls 11% Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Dow returned to a triple-digit decline as disappointing earnings from a trio of components dragged on the index, as did a disappointing jobless-claims report. The Nasdaq, however, got a boost from a bid for ImClone.

  • Disappointing Earnings Drag on Dow Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow returned to a triple-digit decline as disappointing earnings from a trio of components dragged on the index, as did a disappointing jobless-claims report. The Nasdaq, however, got a boost from a bid for ImClone.

  • Oil Prices May Be Unlikely Savior For US Economy Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    The US economy, desperately looking to stave off a recession, might find salvation in an unlikely place: volatile oil prices.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Factory Report Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks came off their morning lows after a report showed manufacturing activity in the Midwest shifted into expansion mode July.

  • US Midwest Business Unexpectedly Stronger in July Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose unexpectedly in July, snapping a five-month run of contraction on the back of a small expansion in new orders, a report showed on Thursday.

  • Stocks Tumble After GDP, Jobless Reports Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Stocks plunged at the open as the morning's economic news disappointed: Economic growth was weaker than expected -- even with the boost of the rebate checks -- and jobless claims shot up to their highest level in five years.

  • Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Economy Growing Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:35 AM ET
    Street crowd

    An emergency dose of government stimulus helped the U.S. economy grow at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the second quarter, a soft pace but enough to take it off a path perilously close to recession.

  • Euro Zone July Inflation Hits Record of 4.1% Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:11 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation jumped to another record high of 4.1 percent year-on-year in July as forecast, data showed on Thursday, but a bleak economic outlook may discourage interest rate increases this year.

  • Singapore Jobless Rate at One-Year High, Seen Rising Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 1:41 AM ET

    Singapore's jobless rate rose to a one-year high as firms slowed hiring amid choppy financial markets and a weakening global economy, and analysts warned that unemployment may climb in coming months.