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Former lab technician Annette Helmich is thrilled to have a new, in-demand skill and a full-time job to go with it — welding machinery. While Ms. Helmich started learning her new craft by spending four weeks at a local community college, she says she polished her welding skills on the factory floor of her new employer, AGCO Corp. The Jackson, Minn., global manufacturer of agricultural machinery, which took over iconic names such as Massey Ferguson and Allis-Chalmers, is one of a number of manufacturers revisiting an old idea. Instead of relying on community colleges or private schools to get skilled workers, companies are again running their own training programs, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
As Spanish domestic politics threaten to spin beyond the control of the central government, they are also making it harder for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to meet Spain’s financial obligations to the rest of the euro zone, the New York Times reports.
France will find it “almost impossible” to hire top talent if the government goes ahead with plans to impose a 75 percent marginal income tax rate, the head of L’Oréal, one of the country’s biggest companies by market value, has said. The FT reports.
Spain is in turmoil once again and the besieged European country is closer to asking for a financial bailout, but, perhaps investors should cut Madrid some slack, analysts say.
A new survey from the Business Roundtable confirms Larry Kudlow's worst fears, the fiscal cliff has already paralyzed Corporate America, with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.
Violent protests in Greece and Spain over tough austerity measures are striking fear in investors. Brian Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Mark Travis, Intrepid Capital Funds; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Rick Santelli discuss.
QE3 will have less impact than experts expect, this strategist says, and investors who are short the dollar will get a surprise.
How to invest amid rising tensions in Europe as protests sweep the region for another day, with Bill Spiropoulus, CoreStates Capital Advisors CEO; David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co.; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
There’s a change in auto showrooms around the country. Sales to young buyers between the ages of 18 to 24 are up for the first time since 2007.
Protests have taken a violent turn in Greece and Spain as tens of thousands of people gathered in Athens and Madrid to express discontent over new austerity measures. Click for scenes.
Protests are still happening in Spain ahead of the government's budget announcement, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Euro zone equities suffered their worst session in two months on Wednesday, as violent anti-austerity protests in Greece and Spain underscored the hurdles the bloc faces on its road out of recession and financial crisis.
Today, Spain is at the forefront in the headlines and media with ugly protests in Madrid ahead of Thursday’s budget announcement.
U.K. insurance group Lloyd’s of London, which comprises nearly 90 syndicates, reported an interim profit of 1.53 billion pounds ($2.48 billion) for the first six months of the year after a lack of major claims from natural catastrophes.
Options market signals flash and investors seek comfort in the dollar and yen — it's time for your FX Fix.
Hedge funds are supposed to be the smart money, but sometimes even they can be outsmarted. Take the case of Mason Capital Management and the Telus Corporation, a large Canadian telecommunications company. Mason Capital, a New York and London hedge fund with about $8 billion in assets under management, has made a complex bet in Telus stock that looked shrewd at first, but that may now lose tens of millions of dollars, the New York Times reports.
Germany and its two closest allies in the euro zone appeared to step back on Tuesday from a key agreement that would free Spain and Ireland of billions in debt incurred through bailing out their banks, the FT reports.
Larry Kudlow and Gen. Barry McCaffrey look at the latest events in the Mideast and just how serious a threat Iran poses.
Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the rally is fading fast since QE3; and Kenny Polcari of ICAP, doesn't think investors should be nervous because "the market is churning, trying to build a base that will ultimately help it move higher,"
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Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says geopolitical events have shown the need for energy diversification. He selects his top "green" picks.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, discusses the group's exposure to Ukraine and Russia and says that "economic parameters tend to shift" back into positive mood after big negative events.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid corporate earnings news and ongoing turmoil in Gaza and Ukraine.