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  • Many Workers in Public Sector Retiring Sooner Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    The change partly reflects demographics but also government cost-cutting that has resulted in less generous pay and benefits, the New York Times reports.

  • Randstad, an HR firm, has a monthly Employee Confidence Index that started moving up three months ago. It hit 48 in November versus 45.6 the month before — not yet at the breakeven level of 50, but getting close. At the same time, Randstad says the percentage of U.S. workers who believe the economy is getting weaker fell below 50 percent in November, to 45 percent.

  • The Chairman of Harman International says, "Innovation is critical to the heartbeat of any successful corporation in the industrialized world. But competing in emerging markets where vast differences exist in per-capita incomes, infrastructure, customer preferences and environmental pressures, requires redefining the concept of innovation."

  • Biggest Job Distractions Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    It can be a challenge to stay focused on work. However, it doesn’t take personal distractions to draw your attention away from what you’re supposed to be doing. The workplace has plenty of distractions of its own. Here are a few of the most common workplace distractions.

  • Software Keeps Manufacturing Equipment Humming Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 7:49 AM ET
    AssetPoint's TabWare helps Dogfish Head maintain its bottling and brewing equipment.

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery not only brews beer, it runs its own in-house bottling operation. But disaster struck during one of its bottling runs.

  • High earning employees.

    Revolution LLC's $450 million venture fund will focus on East Coast consumer technology "speedups," companies that "already have some traction" but have not "broken through to the big time," CEO Steve Case told CNBC Friday.

  • Companies can't fill open skilled jobs, so unskilled jobs don't open, CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson told CNBC Friday.

  • For Jobless, Little Hope of Restoring Better Days Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    Just 7 percent of those who lost jobs after the financial crisis have returned to or exceeded their previous financial position and lifestyle, the NY Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Threat of Railroad Strike Spooks Retailers Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 6:20 PM ET
    A Union Pacific steam.

    A national railroad strike could potentially take place next week and it has the nation's retailers worried about their holiday season.

  • Petrobras Grows On Emerging-Market Energy Use: CEO Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
    Oil Rig

    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.

  • Energy: Flack Over Fracking Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.

  • by Karl Denninger

    Karl Denninger, author of "Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World" on finance, politics and debt: Dangerous Bedfellows.

  • Bully Bosses Beware: Are Your Employees Too Afraid? Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 11:44 AM ET

    Most people are reluctant to speak truth to those in power. Bosses should never underestimate fear.

  • by Brian Solis

    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.

  • University of California, Berkeley students protest on campus as part of Occupy Wall Street movement.

    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.

  • New Home Prices Facing Growing Pressure Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    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.

  • Bah, Bah, Paul Krugman, Have You Any Wool? Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 12:35 PM ET
    Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman is going on again about raising taxes on the wealthy.

  • ‘As One’ Offers a New Way to Lead Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    As One

    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.

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