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    U.S. futures were little changed after nonfarm payrolls were about in line with expectations at 123,000, but the headline unemployment rate of 8.6 percent, well below expectations of 9 percent, and October nonfarm payrolls were revised upward.

  • GOP Race Heats Up, Ad Targets Newt

    The political knives are out as the fight for the White House heats up. Barry Nolan, fmr. Joint Economic Cmte. Comm. director; Mona Charen, syndicated columnist; and Mort Zuckerman, New York Daily News publisher, weigh in.

  • One-On-One with Ron Paul

    The gloves are off in the GOP fight for the White House. Ron Paul's camp came out with a blistering web ad on Thursday targeting Newt Gingrich.

  • The Payroll Tax & Congress

    Will the payroll tax cut add an unfair tax burden on wealthy Americans? Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ), and Rep. Robert Andrews, (D-NJ), debate both sides of the argument from the House, and from the Senate: Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-WV), and Sen. Mark Kirk, (R-IL) reveal how they will vote on the bill.

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    A national railroad strike could potentially take place next week and it has the nation's retailers worried about their holiday season.

  • Great Wall of China

    China's move this week to keep its economy afloat isn't getting the big headlines that Europe got, but it may be more significant for the world economy.  Here's why.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Federal Reserve assistance to shore up Europe's sagging banks may be good geo-politics but it is bad economics. Only abandoning the euro, not printing money and Teutonic austerity, will fix Europe's banks and economies.

  • by Karl Denninger

    Karl Denninger, author of "Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World" on finance, politics and debt: Dangerous Bedfellows.

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    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told CNBC Thursday he would like a 90-day extension for the Super Committee to give it the time to come up with a "big, bold, balanced" package rather than send the issue of cutting the deficit to the full Congress.

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    As European Union leaders prepare for yet another crisis summit meeting next week to discuss fundamental changes in economic governing, there are growing concerns that the latest potential approach will not be enough to stabilize the markets and preserve the euro. The NYT reports.

  • European Central Bank

    Bulgaria still wants to join the euro zone despite recent predictions that the single currency will collapse, but does not agree with a single tax rate in the currency area, Traicho Traikov, minister of economy for Bulgaria, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Can Gingrich Beat Obama?

    Robert Costa, National Review political reporter has the details on a new Rasmussen poll that shows Newt Gingrich with a two point lead over President Obama.

  • The concept of profits has never been in favor among those who think that making a profit is the exploitation of labor.

  • Movies are filled with nail-biting moments of split-second disaster aversion. We hope that many of the world’s more difficult dilemmas will also be met with similar Hollywood-style happy endings.

  • In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

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    How do you explain the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and how it affects the world? If you're this political cartoonist-turned animator, you liken it to a disease and invent an animated drug, ContagionEx, to treat it.

  • International investor Jim Rogers

    The price of gold is due for a correction and this could be used as an entry point by investors eager to get exposure to the precious metal, while the dollar is likely to strengthen as there has been too much pessimism about it, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Cain Rethinks Candidacy

    CNBC's John Harwood has an update on the GOP political race and Herman Cain's candidacy reassessment.

  • E.U.

    The Eurozone’s policymakers are running behind warnings, and warnings are running behind the crisis. Big Bazooka 2, bailouts, printing money, and Eurobonds are only partial solutions to systemic problems and too little too late.

  • Pres. Obama Remarks on EU Debt Crisis

    President Obama says the European financial crisis is of "huge importance to our economy." If Europe is having difficulties, it's much more difficult for America to generate good jobs at home, he adds.