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Today’s unexpected drop in jobless claims — the third in a row — is prompting a rethink of the December jobs report and even some to wonder if we have finally turned the corner on job growth.
Are there really jobs with flexible hours, fantastic locations and copious vacation time that also net a decent paycheck? What follows is a list of jobs with the potential for high pay and low stress.
“Part of the problem is people think we’re not back to where we were before the crisis," says one economist. "I think we’re working through this. There’s no pushing us off the recovery track.”
Some economists are estimating that extending the payroll-tax cut could add as much as a full percentage point of growth to the US economy next year.
The year ahead will see slow global economic growth combined with political uncertainty to create to a similar outlook for stock markets to 2011 with a significant chance of continued stock market volatility, according to a research note published by HSBC’s global head of equity strategy, Gary Evans.
Armed with some new books and one old favorite - I'm taking some time off for the holidays. But I don't want you to think I have forgotten you or your reading needs. If you're still looking for some gift suggestions for your friends, colleagues, loved ones - or you're looking for a good book to bring along on your holiday - have I got some great books for you.
Despite the normal gridlock that takes place between the two houses of Congress, this week the House and Senate agreed and passed legislation that will help spur economic growth and create jobs in America, without any additional taxpayer funding.
An elephant at the Buffalo Zoo has found her hidden talent — painting. For the holidays, she’s painting wine glasses and ornaments. How she do it without breaking them? Read on!
In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.
The dream of self-sufficiency through hard work is still alive, an Allstate survey found, but many middle-class Americans feel they'll be forced to put off retirement for financial reasons.
It's long been believed that the worst time of year to try to find a job is around the holidays - well don't believe says the author of this new book.
The U.S. is "in the third inning of a slow and steady recovery" as certain manufacturers and energy companies grow and hire more workers, Airgas CEO Peter McCausland told CNBC Wednesday.
Something different from Bullish on Books here. We normally never feature fiction, but here's one book that's worth the exception.
Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.
The Federal Reserve's communications strategy may not be the most exciting topic for investors. But it’s important to understand why the Fed is debating changes in what it tells the public, which has substantial consequences for the markets.
Did you spend part of 2011 dusting off your resume? Did you try to accentuate the positive and package yourself in the most marketable way? I sure hope you chose your words carefully.
Part One of “Marathon Lessons for the Corporate World” described the principles of effective marathon training and gave some examples of “novice runner” mistakes in business. Now, let’s explore how companies and employees can utilize marathon lessons to maximize workplace performance.
This author claims millions of companies around the world fall far short of the CEO’s ambitions for four basic reasons -- here's how to spot the problems, and turn your company around.
Divorced couples sometimes have to see each other at work. Some share ownership of a business but communicate only through lawyers and underlings. Others go on 300-day international stadium tours together.
After being whipped around for weeks by developments in Europe, markets may turn their attention to the U.S. economy and the Fed meeting.