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  • Wal-Mart's Food Fight: Betting on Data, Not Bodies Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    As it intensifies its push into groceries and perishable foods, Wal-Mart Stores is betting it can take on these labor-intensive categories by adding efficiency, not bodies.

  • Gartman on Jobs Number: 'Yawn and Move On' Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 2:39 AM ET
    Dennis Gartman

    As investors wait for the latest U.S. jobs data to assess the recovery in the world's largest economy, Dennis Gartman told CNBC the numbers don't matter.

  • 'Slow Crawl' to Prosperity as Jobs Growth 'Dives' Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    Mirroring the broader economy, small-business owners' plans to hire are taking a "dive" as owners see little reason for new job creation. You call this a recovery?

  • Job Insecurity High as Layoffs Show Huge Surge Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell in March but downsizing by retail companies still helped the first quarter rack up the largest amount of cuts in over a year.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Get Weaker as Outlook Dims Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    A man holds his resume notebook with Eagle Ford Shale printed on the cover and waits in line for the opening of a job fair.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam.

  • Your Job Prospects Depend on Where You're Looking Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Job seekers wait to speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan in New York City.

    Much like the uneven recovery, your chances of finding job depend a lot on where you live and what industry you're hoping to work for.

  • Unintended QE Consequences a Concern: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC more solid economic data coupled with a "substantial improvement" in jobs are needed before the central bank would consider tightening policy.

  • BOJ Throws In Kitchen Sink in War With Deflation Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:07 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan unveiled sweeping changes to its monetary policy, making clear that it will do all it can to achieve a 2 percent inflation target. But is that enough?

  • Bond Buying Could Cool This Summer: Fed's Williams Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    John Williams

    The U.S. Federal Reserve could begin cutting back on its massive bond-buying program this summer if the economy continues to pick up steam, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.

  • Three Black Swans Are Hovering Over Markets Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The chatter in the market may be bullish but there is a real danger that something could go wrong—something no one is talking about now but will be once they get hit by some unexpected development.

  • Service Sector Growth Weakest in Seven Months Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Waitress Sheila Abramson at Langer's Delicatessen serves customers in Los Angeles, California.

    Growth in the vast US services sector slowed to the lowest level in seven months as new orders and employment measures dropped.

  • Fed-Fueled Auto Loans: The Next Subprime Bubble? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

    At car dealers across the United States, loans to subprime borrowers are surging — up 18 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, to 6.6 million borrowers. And it's the Federal Reserve that's made it all possible.

  • Summer-Job Forecast for Teens Looks Good Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Great news for parents and teens alike — the summer-job outlook for teens looks a lot sunnier than last year. BRB, have 2 tell my BFF!

  • Work Slowdown? ADP Says Job Creation Declining Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Private-sector job creation was considerably less than expected in March, indicating that the labor market's improvements could be stalling.

  • 'Too Big to Fail' Fix? Not Yet, Says Fed's Tarullo Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Daniel Tarullo, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo told CNBC that whether banks should be split is up to Congress, which should also talk about limits on short-term bank liability.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, as a decline in refinancing activity offset higher demand for purchase loans, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Rate Cut Coming? Euro Zone Inflation Falls Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:52 AM ET

    The rate of consumer price inflation in the 17 countries using the euro fell to an annual rate of 1.7 percent in March. It could provide a rationale for an interest rate cut when central bankers meet on Thursday.

  • Fed Governors Respectfully Disagree in Policy Spat Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    One of the Federal Reserve's most hawkish officials confronted one of the institution's most dovish policymakers on Tuesday in a rare joint public debate over the risks posed to inflation by the U.S. central bank's bold steps to spur growth.

  • Stockton and San Bernardino: Tale of Two Bankruptcies Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    San Bernardino suburb

    Stockton and San Bernardino, the two California cities that have filed for bankruptcy protection, are both considered test cases in the epic battle over whether municipal bondholders or pensioners will absorb most of the pain when a government goes broke.

  • US Markets, a Different Kind of Triple Threat: Pro Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The Rockettes

    The U.S. became a financial markets' triple threat in the first quarter, with equities, government bond yields and the dollar all rising in tandem—something that rarely occurs for any sustained period.

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