Some success in combating terrorist groups and a possible bottoming out of oil prices mean it could be time to invest in Iraq, analysts have said. » Read More
With a job fair on Wall Street, America’s financial titans are making a major push to find fresh talent among returning war veterans.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Although there are no shortages of veteran hiring initiatives on Wall Street, very few banks have hiring programs specifically for combat veterans. Despite all the hype, vets still have to apply online like everyone else and compete against other civilian job seekers, who typically have more relevant industry experience than they do.
After charting five consecutive years of steady growth in the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported a sharp five-percentage point decline in January and February of this year, bringing the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans below that of the general population for the first time since 2008.
"Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.
Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.
It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to the billions of dollars the New York Fed sent to Iraq has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Eamon Javers investigates.
A look inside one of the convoys in Iraq.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow and former Vice President Dick Cheney discuss Cheney's new book, "In My Time."
The thought of investing in Iraq may make some investors cringe, but others argue the situation is changing on the ground. Given the euro zone debt jitters, a weaker outlook for the US economy and fears of some emerging markets overheating, it may be worth a consideration.
The New York Fed will not tell investigators how many billions of dollars in US currency it shipped to Iraq during the early days of the US invasion there, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction told CNBC Tuesday.
With gasoline prices at $4 a gallon, it's clear we should double down on our oil war strategy, but this time go after reserves that aren’t so far away—Canada.
This Veteran's Day, one company started by a "serial entrepreneur" provides a uniquely modern way to say "thank you". Products for Good sells "liberated Iraqi coins" which people buy for veterans in their lives.
According to the SBA, one in seven veterans are self-employed or small business owners and about one quarter of veterans say they are interested in starting and buying their own businesses. The percentage is even higher among women veterans, noted the SBA.
The U.S. 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division—the last withdrawing unit of U.S. combat troops in Iraq—is crossing the border into Kuwait early Thursday, local time, NBC reported.
Controversial private security firm Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, is gearing up for a new mission in Afghanistan and new ownership.
The government’s surging deficit can be cut, easy. Getting it done? Almost impossible. Economic recovery and the end to stimulus spending will do the heavy lifting in Treasury's plan to slash the deficit.
As the economy recovers and the outlook for jobs improves, employers are looking to hire again. That’s why now is a good time for the business community to make a belated resolution for 2010: to make the hiring of Soldiers and veterans a top national priority.
In a classroom at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a professor is running through the calculations needed to figure out "the IRR". That's the internal rate of return. A group of 20 men and women take notes. "The cash flow I get in year one needs to be brought back by some rate of return," he tells them, scribbling on a whiteboard.
Cramer interviews an Ivy League grad turned Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran turned Pepsi manager about his new book.