• Whether they sell in May or stay and play, investors are warily eyeing the latest data and Tuesday’s ISM manufacturing survey will be no different.

  • Pimco Planning for 'Lackluster Economy': El-Erian Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:06 PM ET
    mohamed el-erian

    "Our strategy is based on a lackluster recovery. So we are assuming it will be a lackluster economy, Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC's Closing Bell.

  • Jobs Could Stay at New Sluggish Level for Now Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    Job Search

    The economy is expected to have added far fewer jobs in April than it did earlier in the year, and that trend could continue for months.

  • Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success by Rick Newman

    Forget about that old cliche, "failure is not an option." This author writes, "Whether your favorite role model is a CEO, an entrepreneur, a sports star or an entertainer, odds are he or she failed at something or endured some unforeseen hardship on the way to the top."

  • CNBC's 'Squawk Box' Announces Book Club Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    The franchise kicked off with an award, "The Blue Chip Book Club Award" given to James Stewart, author of "Den of Thieves." He's the first recipient of an exclusive group of the world’s most prominent business authors.

  • Howze: Over 55? Here's How to Stay in Demand Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    It is a common and somewhat justified belief among executives closing in on their 60th birthdays, that their age is working against them.

  • Are You in the Wrong Job? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Skip business school, I advise those who want to accelerate a management career; instead, spend a few years in a mental hospital. You could even work there.

  • Austerity Worsening Dire Labor Markets: ILO Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 6:40 AM ET
    Job Search

    The employment situation across the world is alarming, and there is little sign of recovery any time soon as austerity and spending cuts bite, a report out Monday warned.

  • Kramer: What the World Needs Now are Some Cowboys Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:37 PM ET

    The similarity between the management and leadership skills of the cowboy and the corporate manager are uncanny.

  • Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine

    This author and Stanford lecturer explains, why only 20% of us achieve our true potential.

  • Eventoff: Never Be Afraid of Public Speaking Again Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    Here are 25 tips that will help anyone perfect their public speaking performance.

  • The Virtual Executive by D.A.Benton

    Conventional wisdom, even in today’s digital age, seems to hold that in-person communication is more effective than online methods in achieving goals, persuading a client or colleague, or furthering any business or workplace agenda. But this author says online work modes are ultimately more effective and efficient, while less costly.

  • Jobless Claims Raise Concerns About Job-Market Recovery Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    The uptick in weekly jobless claims during April is raising concerns the job market’s progress may be slowing down.

  • Are You Running a Stupid Company? Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    Smart Customers, Stupid Companies by Michael Hinshaw & Bruce Kasanoff

    The author says, "that about a third of Fortune 500 executives are running the next Kodak. They just don’t know it yet."

  • Talking Politics on the Job Is Good for Business: Author Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:24 PM ET
    The Underdog Edge by Amy Showalter

    Despite your concerns, this author says it's actually good to allow even encourage your employees to talk and debate politics on the job.

  • Red Blue and Broke All Over

    The author writes, "Central planning in public safety is fraught with the same shortcomings as central planning elsewhere in the economy. It stifles progress and innovation, drives up costs, and protects powerful interests from competition."

  • Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall

    In this insider's account, the author writes, "Steve Jobs’ biggest accomplishment wasn’t that he built simplicity into his products. It’s that he built it into his company."

  • Want to Get Ahead? Make More Mistakes Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    Better by Mistake by Alina Tugend

    "Perfectionism is one of the plagues of our society. It prevents us from moving outside our comfort zone and taking risks. It makes us feel as if we’re always falling short and therefore we never feel satisfied. And that’s a recipe for an unhappy life," the author writes, making the case that we don't make enough mistakes.

  • A New Era of Professional T-Shirt Wearing Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 3:31 PM ET
    Jason Sadler

    Jason Sadler is a professional T-shirt wearer, who started his business mid-recession. It was so successful, he turned it into a mini shirt-wearing empire. Now, it's the dawn of a new era in the professional shirt-wearing business.

  • Are These the Seeds of an Entrepreneurship Bill? Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    The Senate Small Business Committee, chaired by Senator Mary Landrieu, is working on the early iterations of what may become a landmark bill for entrepreneurs.

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