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  • Global Firms in China Upbeat on Hiring: Hudson Survey Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 5:34 AM ET

    This may not be the best time to look for a job, but in China employment prospects seem bright with multinational corporations (MNCs) looking to increase staff even as the global economic uncertainty forces firms across Asia to hold back, says a survey published Tuesday.

  • The Best Way to Explain Anything Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Let's say you're explaining something complicated, like the brain, to someone like me, whom you suspect may not have one.

  • Bleak Jobs Outlook Raises Heat on Fed Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    The U.S. will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy further, one of the central bank’s leading officials has warned in the run-up to a meeting next week where the option of “QE3” will be on the table. The FT reports.

  • Wall Street is rude, it’s crude and it will eat you alive. So interviewing for a job is no different. You may be asked questions like, “How many tennis balls could you fit in this room?” or “If I told you you could have the job if you let me sleep with your girlfriend—would you accept?” You’d better have an answer—and it had better not be “I don’t know!”

  • Losing Her Sight Taught Her How to Run a Business Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 9:51 AM ET

    Despite the sudden loss of eyesight that Alex Elman once labeled as a "total loss of independence," she has since achieved more as an entrepreneur.

  • Heat Wave Takes Toll On Small Businesses Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    Besides having to suffer physically, some small businesses are also seeing sales drop as the temperatures rise.

  • Pawn Shops Go Upscale for Affluent Clients Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Amid a recession and credit crunch, consumers and businesses are turning to pawn shops for a quick cash infusion, USA Today reports.

  • China's Workers Unhappy with Jobs, Survey Finds Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:59 AM ET
    Job seekers read recruitment newspapers at a job fair in Shanghai, China.

    China's workers are among the least likely in Asia to see their jobs as ideal, a survey by consultancy Gallup Inc. shows. Caixin reports.

  • In Latest Data on Economy, Experts See Signs of Pickup Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    Despite recent disappointing data, a broad range of experts expect the economy to improve slightly in coming months, thanks to lower oil prices and new signs of life from automobile and housing sectors, The New York Times reports.

  • Why It's Time to Sell the Euro Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:51 PM ET

    With all the tumult in the forex market today, why trade the euro? Here's your reason.

  • Release of Jobs Numbers Revamped to Prevent Leaks: Report Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 4:58 PM ET

    Both the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission have approached the Department of Labor with concerns that the agency’s monthly jobs report data could leak out to markets in the minutes and seconds before their official release, a government report revealed.

  • Wall Street's Secret Weapon for Getting an Edge Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Traders on Wall Street are always looking for how to get an edge and pull ahead especially in this catch-a-falling knife market. The latest secret weapon isn’t some complex trade or computer algorithm, it’s something more primal — testosterone.

  • Your Roadmap For China Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Looking for a trading strategy amid a wave of Chinese economic data? You got it.

  • States Face Tough Choices Even as Downturn Ends Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
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    The debate over balancing taxing and spending has been raging across the country, and no two states have settled it more differently than Maryland and Kansas, the New York Times Reports.

  • America's Top States for Job Creation 2012 Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 9:46 AM ET
    Net Job Creation: 211,500 California managed to create jobs in all but two private-sector categories (manufacturing and general services) along with its solid growth rate. Gains in construction and financial activities partly reflect its improving real estate sector. High tech, tourism and international trade are the leading sectors. The state led the nation in job creation in June. Facebook and Zynga both went on hiring binges in the last year. On the negative side, as might be expected of a ca

    Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing but these states, which include a few surprises, are showing healthy and diverse growth.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.

  • Unclog Your Thinking: Ask Questions, Fix Toilets Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    My greatest strength as a consultant," said management guru Peter Drucker, "is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."

  • How to Trade a Disappointment Down Under Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:32 AM ET

    Economic reports coming from China and Australia are creating a trading opportunity, this strategist says.

  • Weak Sales Deflate Business Owners’ Optimism: Survey Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Small business owners’ pessimism about the economy seems to be rising with temperature. For the second month in a row, optimism among small business owners was down, according to a monthly survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.

  • Pay raises are getting smaller, but consumer prices continue to rise. If the trend in shrinking worker pay raises continues, it could mean stalled consumer spending and a halt to economic growth, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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