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U.S. futures were little changed after nonfarm payrolls were about in line with expectations at 123,000, but the headline unemployment rate of 8.6 percent, well below expectations of 9 percent, and October nonfarm payrolls were revised upward.
A national railroad strike could potentially take place next week and it has the nation's retailers worried about their holiday season.
Worldwide oil consumption has more than doubled in the past five years, and Petrobras plans to grow with it, Chief Executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo told CNBC Thursday.
Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.
Karl Denninger, author of "Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World" on finance, politics and debt: Dangerous Bedfellows.
Most people are reluctant to speak truth to those in power. Bosses should never underestimate fear.
Brian Solis author of "The End of Business as Usual" offers what he calls "The 9 Laws of Affinity to Survive Digital Darwinism."
The concept of profits has never been in favor among those who think that making a profit is the exploitation of labor.
As the Occupy Wall Street movement adds students to its ranks, Wall Street jobs lose their allure on college campuses, the New York Times reports.
Sales of newly built homes are bouncing around a bottom, but prices are now at the lowest level of the year. The fact that October of this year saw the lowest price of the year so far is not good news going forward. What this means for the nation's big builders has the analysts split.
Paul Krugman is going on again about raising taxes on the wealthy.
The author says that, "it’s clear that leadership – for our world, nation, businesses and communities – is needed in ways it has never been needed before," and in his new book he offers practical advice of leading in this new world.
Some workers who toil in corporate cubicles view entrepreneurship as the cure for all workplace ills. Only when they run a business do they discover reality is much different.
In this new book the author offers guidance on how you can squeeze the most out of your resources.
Even in a weak economy, there continues to be a strong interest among the millennial generation in pursuing an entrepreneurial career, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Recently Wal-Mart and other retailers have revived their mothballed layaway programs. Stores promote lay-away as a way for shoppers to avoid “debt” and still buy all the Christmas presents that they need. Lay-away is not debt, but like debt, it charges shoppers more money than the price of the goods.
Some experts say that job seekers often lie and that interviewers expect this, but the level of ‘lie’ can make or break the interview. CNBC.com spoke with experts and asked them if there are lies told at job interviews that are acceptable. Some responses might surprise you.
Looking for a job? Got a college degree and 20/20 eyesight? Call NASA. The space agency is putting out the help wanted sign...for astronauts.
Novice runners often make the mistake of training hard all the time, assuming that the harder they work, the faster they will become and many companies and employees make the same mistake in the office as novice runners do on the road.
Unemployment recently hit a 15-year high in the UK, inflation is hovering around 5 percent and economic growth is barely advancing, leaving many to wonder whether hosting an expensive event like the 2012 Olympic Games with taxpayers’ money will bring benefits for a nation already tightening its belt.