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  • Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (l) and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (r).

    Senator Bernie Sanders said he would lay off hundreds of campaign workers, while Senator Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his running mate.

  • BERLIN— Official figures show that Germany's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April, a further sign that growth in Europe's largest economy has accelerated in the early part of this year. The Federal Labor Agency said Thursday that the unadjusted jobless rate was down from 6.5 percent the previous month, with 2.74 million people registered as...

  • MADRID— Spain's unemployment rate edged up to 21 percent in the first quarter from 20.9 percent the previous quarter— negative economic news as the country looks headed toward its second general election in six months. The release comes as Spain heads almost certainly toward fresh elections June 26 as the May 2 deadline for a new government to be in place...

  • Cash transaction retail consumer spending

    Consumers were feeling less optimistic than expected in April, new data said Tuesday.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    Here are some of the big questions voters will be watching as the returns roll in.

  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are up double-digits in a poll ahead of Pennsylvania's April 26 primary contest.

  • A company representative demonstrates sign spinning at the Choice Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas.

    A measure of future economic conditions was slightly higher last month, according to a new report.

  • Weekly jobless claims 247,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment which drops to its lowest level since 1973, and shares the April read on Philly Fed.

  • Job seekers job fair

    Financial advisors traditionally focus on investments and returns, but some are now incorporating career advice into their services.

  • Protestors rally against Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate

    Nearly seven-in-10 registered voters say they couldn't see themselves supporting Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

  • Trump, Clinton trail as Wisconsin voters head to polls

    The two major party frontrunners are broadly unpopular with the public, a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll showed.

  • Fans shop for Kobe Bryant souvenirs in the Lakers store at Staples Center on the last day of Kobe's 20-year career with the team, in Los Angeles, April 13, 2016.

    Consumers are feeling less optimistic than expected so far this month, according to preliminary data released Friday.

  • BEIJING, April 15- China's exports are unlikely to maintain the pace of growth seen in March in the coming months, the country's statistics bureau said on Friday. Sheng Laiyun, the spokesman at the bureau also said he saw no big rise in China's unemployment rate due to factory overcapacity. China's exports in March returned to growth for the first time in nine...

  • BEIJING, April 15- China's survey-based unemployment rate stands at around 5.2 percent currently, a spokesman for the country's statistics bureau said on Friday.

  • Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund

    If new rules mean more transparency in the tax code, it's a welcome change, said Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director.

  • 'Business as usual' disappointment in markets: Pro

    Michael Gapen, Barclays Chief U.S. Economist, and Ben Mandel, JPMorgan Global Strategist, discuss the state of the U.S. economy and its effect on markets.

  • A job seeker, right, meets with recruiters during the HireLive Career Fair in San Francisco.

    The number of American jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week, revisiting a level last seen in 1973.

  • Weekly jobless claims down 13K to 253,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer prices which inched up 0.1%. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • State of pain: New Mexico

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from a New Mexico oil boomtown about the downturn in the energy sector.

  • OTTAWA, April 8- Canada added far more jobs than expected last month as service sector hiring accelerated and the unemployment rate fell from a three-year high, although economists were wary of reading too much into the notoriously volatile figures. It was the last major piece of domestic data ahead of next week's Bank of Canada interest rate decision.