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  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

  • After trickling forward in terms of job growth in the United States, the August numbers released Friday were met with alarm. The numbers suggest that companies have stopped hiring and are maintaining the status quo in terms of head count. Based on this release, data equity markets sold off and gold rallied as concerns arose about the strength of the US economic recovery. Banks in particular including much maligned Bank of America were hit as a result.

  • Vinokurov: Tapping Russia’s Tech Boom Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    Since President Dmitry Medvedev sent his first tweet from Twitter’s headquarters during his landmark trip to Silicon Valley one year ago, US-Russia collaboration in technology and innovation has surged.

  • Obama Scraps New Smog Rules Opposed by Business Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

  • Every now and then an economic data chart just screams out for an explanation, and this chart below by the Dallas Fed is one of them.

  • Five Foreign Oil Companies Back Working in Libya Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 10:56 AM ET
    Oil and gas fields in Tripoli, Libya

    A Libyan official says five foreign oil and gas companies have returned to Libya to resuscitate production choked off by civil war and sanctions.

  • Stocks Can Thrive in Economic 'Permafrost:' HSBC Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The economics team at HSBC are predicting the US and European economies will spend the next few years in a permafrost, or sub-par growth.

  • US Must Focus on Jobs Not QE     Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    "A very large proportion of those who are unemployed have been unemployed for a long time. It is known that if you are unemployed for a long period of time, it is much more difficult to re-enter the job market. It requires job retraining, it requires much more focused attention on hiring, and it requires not just another budget deficit, another monetary easing, but focusing much more on that particular group," Jacob Frenkel, Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, told CNBC.

  • "If you look at the situation of the economic crisis it was always more political than financial. We need to simplify the decision-making process because at the moment it is far too complicated," Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, told CNBC.

  • CIO: Market Wants Weak US Job Stats     Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    "The market is hoping for a surprise to the downside. Any stronger number, and we risk having to price out expectations of QE3, and I think that is going to have a major impact on the market," John Woods, CIO at Citi Private Bank, told CNBC.

  • In Greece, "further economic weakness expected this year, partly driven by the global slowdown, can only make things worse also on the fiscal front," according to economists at Credit Suisse in London.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • How to Play the Euro's Fall Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Dismal news is sending the euro tumbling - but that doesn't mean you should jump in on weakness.

  • A Real Recipe for US Job Recovery Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 1:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on downgrade

    I’ve got a few thoughts on this so-called Obama jobs plan, scheduled for release next week. For starters, let’s be clear: Government doesn’t create jobs. It’s the private sector that creates jobs. And that’s precisely what President Obama has been missing for nearly three years now.

  • Obama, Fight Republicans on Job Spending: Reich Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    If President Obama wants to create more jobs and fix the economy, he should "put down a marker" and fight the Republicans in Congress, Robert Reich told CNBC Thursday.

  • Brazil Surprises, Euro's In a Funk Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Brazil slashes interest rates and manufacturing reports disappoint in Europe and Britain — it's time for your Thursday FX Fix.

  • ECB Creating False Bond Market     Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    "We know we are in a false market we know the markets wouldn¿t be where it was were it not for the intervention of the ECB, and you know it your water that isn¿t right because someone has got to pay for that in the end this is going to come from the national government," Nick Beecroft, senior markets consultant at Saxo Bank told CNBC. He added the market had chosen to focus on the US economy but that it would return to the euro zone debt crisis within a month.

  • September Might Not Be So Bad for Stocks: Cohen Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 5:44 PM ET
    Abby Joseph Cohen

    For the past three decades September has been dreadful for the stock market, Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Wednesday, but August was particularly volatile.  Could that mean a better month ahead?

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • August Was Horrendous for Stocks, Roll on September Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    Nothing tells the story of August like the data. The DJIA is off by 4.7 percent month to date but the losses elsewhere show just what a difficult month it has been.