• Health care jobs lift less-educated workers Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Health care workers with less than a four-year degree make up 61% of the industry's 12.1 million employees, USA Today reports.

  • New home sales throw cold water on jobless party Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.

    New U.S. single-family homes sales fell sharply in June, suggesting the housing market would struggle to regain momentum.

  • Jobless claims swoon to lowest in nearly 9 years Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    A "Now Hiring" sign stands at an exhibitors’ table at the Columbus Career Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

    New U.S. unemployment claims tumbled to the lowest level in nearly 9 years, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.

  • 'Mediocre' US economy's missing link Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    A job seeker leaves his contact information at a career fair held by Union Square Hospitality Group in New York.

    If this turning point comes, the U.S. may soon see the fortunes of middle- and lower-class workers rising.

  • Crocs 'focused' on turnaround     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    Andrew Rees, Crocs president, discusses the company's CEO search, restructuring plans and how he's positioning Crocs for growth.

  • Are expat packages a thing of the past? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    In the good old days, a job posting to Asia's financial hubs commonly included a lavish benefit package but those days are gone.

  • Skilled workers are now easier to find—here's why Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    It seems at first glance that firms should be finding it harder, not easier, to attract skilled workers. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Workers fired amid family grocery store feud Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Market Basket workers from two Fitchberg stores were transported to a rally on July 18, 2014. Employees have demanded the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulas, who was ousted.

    A former grocery store chain president has asked his family company to reinstate employees who were fired for protesting his termination.

  • US consumer prices pumped up by rising gas Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A gasoline pump nozzle refuels a sport utility vehicle in Bagdad, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2014.

    U.S. consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, pointing to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures.

  • Graduate vacancies, salaries to rise in UK: Report Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    U.K. university leavers face a double boon this summer, with both graduate vacancies and wages seen up on last year.

  • Microsoft's mangled layoff memo: What NOT to do Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    Stephen Elop

    Microsoft's mangled layoff memo offers a lesson in how to write a crappy, insensitive note to employees, says career coach Marie McIntyre.

  • Obama is crushing the Reagan link—Putin knows it Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

    The US won the Cold War largely because Reagan had a strong economy to back him up. Obama has broken that link—and Putin knows it, says Larry Kudlow.

  • The 40-hour workweek is done, thanks to technology Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Many Americans now work more than 40 hours per week, and a main culprit is technology that lets people work anywhere. NBC News reports.

  • US consumers lose some optimism in July: UMich Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    U.S. consumer sentiment dipped in early July while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month.

  • Microsoft's Nadella is on a mission: Analyst     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    Clement Teo, Senior Analyst at Forrester, says the layoff is part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella's plans to remake Microsoft and its culture.

  • Microsoft to shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    A man walks past the Microsoft Xbox One logo during a media event ahead of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Microsoft will shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, ending an ambitious foray into original video programming. Re/code reports.

  • Microsoft under threat: Blodget     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" crew and Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, discuss how the mega jobs cuts at Microsoft is a move by CEO Satya Nadella to change company culture and if it will pay off.

  • Microsoft layoffs great: Niles     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, reacts to Microsoft's restructuring plan that eliminates roughly 14 percent of its workforce. Niles says the money from the layoffs will be reinvested in the business to drive the cloud.

  • What Microsoft cuts signal     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities managing director, shares his thoughts on Microsoft's restructuring plan that will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 jobs. Sherlund says Microsoft is making its cloud transition faster than people think.

  • Microsoft's restructuring     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight on Microsoft's job cuts which is about double than what was expected.

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  • Mary Thompson is a general assignment reporter, covering a range of stories from the 2008 financial crisis to Hurricane Katrina.

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