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  • GI Bill Benefit Cut Tied to Jump in Veteran Employment? Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
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    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.

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
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    "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.

  • The $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services. By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash betwe

    Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.

  • NY Fed's $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
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    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.

  • The Baghdad Job Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
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    A look inside one of the convoys in Iraq.

  • In Cheney's Time Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
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    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and former Vice President Dick Cheney discuss Cheney's new book, "In My Time."

  • Investors Look for Opportunities in Iraqi Recovery Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 3:59 AM ET
    Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recover bundles of fuel that were air delivered to Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in the Paktika province of Afghanistan via a C-17 Globemaster III. The fuel was delivered to help sustain members of Task Force Currahee whose only means of re-supply is through air delivery.

    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.

  • NY Fed Won't Say How Much Money Went to Iraq Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 7:30 PM ET
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    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.

  • Tamminen: It’s Cheaper to Invade Canada Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 8:13 AM ET
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    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.

  • On This Veteran's Day—Saying Thank You Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:35 PM ET

    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.

  • SBA Helps Veteran-Owned Businesses Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
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    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.

  • Goodbye Iraq: Last US Combat Brigade Heads Home Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 8:08 PM ET
    US Army Blackhawk helicopters sit on the tarmac with US Air Force C5A transport jets in the background at Baghdad International Airport.

    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.

  • Former Blackwater Firm Gets Contract For Afghanistan Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 1:03 PM ET

    Controversial private security firm Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, is gearing up for a new mission in Afghanistan and new ownership.

  • Cutting the Deficit: Easy Math, Dicey Politics Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
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    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.

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    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.

  • Meet The New Entrepreneurs Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 12:54 PM ET
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    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.

  • From Battlefield to Boardroom Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 2:08 PM ET

    Cramer interviews an Ivy League grad turned Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran turned Pepsi manager about his new book.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:54 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama will keep seeking bipartisan support in Congress despite being rebuffed by House Republicans who voted against a $825 billion economic stimulus package, his spokesman said Thursday.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 10:06 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama's $825 billion package is headed toward passing in a sharply divided House of Representatives on Wednesday.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama visits  Capitol Hill Tuesday to try to build momentum for an $825 billion package he says is urgently needed to keep the U.S. economy from sinking into an even deeper recession.