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The latest jobs report is very bad news, but Cramer still sees some positives out there.
Growing support for energy independence and a cleaner environment is driving a mix of market forces and legislative mandates toward renewable energy, which is translating into real jobs.
The government posts the monthly jobs number, Wal-Mart hosts unhappy shareholders and the President toasts his mutually happy divorce with Chrysler. Here's what we're watching...
Squeezed on both sides by stagnant wages and rising prices, consumers believe the chances of bringing home more money one year from now are at their lowest in 25 years, according to analysis of survey data by Goldman Sachs.
Hong Kongers are Asia Pacific’s most hardworking people, with 77 percent glued to work outside of office hours, compared with a regional average of 66 percent, according to recruitment firm Robert Half.
Bad news on the economic front is ironically pushing interest rates lower than the Fed's quantitative easing program managed to.
The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.
Raised debt ceiling rejected, May auto sales slumped and the LinkedInIPO emulated. Here's what we're watching...
Many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. Learn more.
French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.
The US faces another year of rising unemployment and subpar growth as hopes for a recovery give way to a global slowdown, according to economist Nouriel Roubini.
Swiss staffing company Adecco posted a better than expected net profit for its first quarter results, up 77 percent to 100 million euros, and the results were mainly driven by good revenues in the United States and in France, the company's CEO told CNBC in an interview Tuesday.
There was more bad news than met the eye to Friday’s jobs report, even beyond the bump up in the unemployment rate.
The commodity complex in free-fall, the Flash Crash in memoriam, and the jobs market in mind. Here's what we're watching…
April's chain stores sales should be a bright spot Thursday, against a backdrop of recent economic reports that show a weakening trend.
The President makes a triumphant return to Ground Zero, Wall Street anticipates strong GM earnings and retail sales, while the dollar may fall further on Euro policy. Here's what we're watching…
The risk trade is looking a little frayed around the edges. Traders are looking to this week's jobs data for answers, as worries about global growth reemerge. Economists expect the April jobs number Friday to be slightly weaker than last month at a consensus 198,000 new jobs. In March, 216,000 jobs were created.
Record-breaking gold tries to keep pace with silver in a busy week that begins with Buffett's burden and drumrolls towards Jobs Friday. Here's what we're watching.
Yesterday’s big Ben Bernanke press conference made one thing abundantly clear: the Fed is not about to embark on any aggressive program to bring down the level of joblessness.
Citigroup plans to hire more than 500 bankers and traders over the next two years to strengthen its securities business and make up the ground lost to its rivals during the financial crisis.