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  • Making a List, and Taking It to the Pawnshop Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    Christmas this year has come to the neighborhood pawnshop — and business is booming like never before, the New York Times reports.

  • Sunday Ticket In Your Car? DirecTVAuto Has Arrived Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 1:11 PM ET
    Direct TV Auto

    For $3,995, Firestone's company will provide you with the equipment -- a dish and receiver -- and DirecTV is only $6 more a month if you are already a DirecTV spacersubscriber. The programming you get in your car mirrors what you get in your house.

  • Youth Facing 'Not Hired at All' Dilemma Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

  • Punitive Regulations Strangle US Business: Langone Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 1:17 PM ET

    Dodd-Frank and other costly regulations are punishing businesses, keeping them from expanding and creating more jobs, hedge fund investor Ken Langone told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Euro bills in hand

    European leaders agreed to sign an intergovernmental treaty that would require them to enforce stricter fiscal and financial discipline in their future budgets, the NYT reports.

  • The best way to pay for a payroll tax extension is to freeze hiring and salaries of federal workers, said Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.  That would include freezing the paychecks of the entire U.S. Congress.

  • 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.

  • Consumers: New Year's Resolution Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET

    Shoppers will pick through the after-holiday sales, and then put their wallets away for the rest of the year.

  • 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."

  • Acceptable Job Interview Lies Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    Some experts say that job seekers often lie and that interviewers expect this, but the level of ‘lie’ can make or break the interview. CNBC.com spoke with experts and asked them if there are lies told at job interviews that are acceptable. Some responses might surprise you.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Reaping Big Cost Savings With Reverse Auctions Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Companies big and small are embracing the model to gain leverage over  suppliers of all kinds of services, goods and materials.   

  • Young people struggling to find a job should consider starting their own businesses, Barclays Capital co-CEO, Rich Ricci, told CNBC last week.

  • 15 Promising New Startups Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 2:38 PM ET
    The motivation to create new products - and start companies that will make those products - come from a variety of places. Some entrepreneurs are interested in making processes more efficient. Some are looking for ways to save people money. Some are hoping they can save the world. Whatever the motivation, entrepreneurs inspire with their creative way of taking a problem and finding a solution. In an effort to find the most innovative new companies, Startup Open, a competition that searches for s

    The motivation to create new products comes from a variety of places. Here are 15 promising new startups.

  • What's Killing the American Entrepreneur? Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    Entrepreneurial DNA

    The author writes that in his work, "studying the traits of thousands of entrepreneurs, I found that the leading cause of frustration and failure in the self-employed community is the one-size-fits-all approach to entrepreneurship."

  • Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Go To School Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    In a bid to take control of their own careers and avoid joining the unemployment line, college students are flocking to entrepreneurial programs — and schools are rushing to serve their needs.

  • Is the US Economy Stronger Than We Think? Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Small-business jobs in the Labor Department household survey have increased by an average 335,000 in each of the last three months.

  • US Economy Continues to Show Tepid Job Growth Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Economists expect to see that 95,000 U.S. jobs were added in October as local governments continued to let go of workers and companies remained reluctant to take on new hires.

  • Career Advice: How to Sell Your Ideas Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    Do you ever over-complicate things? Here's how to better present your ideas and yourself.

  • People, Not Government, Should Be Investing: Rep. Bachus Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    The American people, not the federal government, should be the ones investing in new businesses that will create jobs, Rep. Spencer Bachus told CNBC Wednesday.

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