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  • Jobless Claims & Retail Sales Up

    Jobless claims from last week are up to 399,000 and Dec. retail sales are up .1 percent. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli, discuss why December retail sales numbers are the weakest reading since May 2011.

  • Downsizing

    Headhunters say the recent lay-offs in Asia’s banking industry are just the beginning and expect there will be far worse to come, predicting the total size of the sector in the region could shrink by more than 20 percent. The FT reports.

  • Millionaire Teacher

    The author wonders  how many teachers or educational curriculum developers are sweating over a lack of financial education they are not sharing with their students - and how much this costs us all.

  • Jeffrey Lacker

    The US economy will grow modestly this year, but the difficulties posed by unemployment, housing and Europe's debt crisis are "more serious than we thought," Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Didier Duret, Global Chief Investment Officer at ABN Amro Private Banking discusses the possibility of equities entering a bull market in 2012, and says that the U.S. economy will gain momentum over the course of this year, propelled by employment, and the exports sector.

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    Amid the wailing and gnashing of teeth that are governments’ attempts to confirm the long-term viability of the euro project, we are also witnessing an attempt to introduce a financial transactions tax (FTT) or “Tobin Tax” in the European Union.

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    Is Wall Street cutting bonuses enough? That is a question worth considering amid chatter that investment banking bonuses are expected to be the lowest they have been since 2008 amid lackluster profits.

  • Taking People With You - By David Novak

    No one would argue how important it is for there to be mutual trust in the workplace - but how do you create a trusting environment? This CEO and now author has 5 tips.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    Hungary's economy is approaching "meltdown," analysts warn, adding another financial crisis within Europe and raising concerns about more extreme populist moods gaining ground. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Unemployment Line

    Despite an upswing in hiring during 2011, the jobs crisis could last many more years as millions of Americans struggle to find work.

  • Will Jobs Numbers Give Obama A Leg Up?

    Debating whether the better than expected jobs report will give Obama an advantage in the presidential election, with Keith Boykin, fmr. Clinton White House aide; Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; and Herman Cain, (R) fmr. Presidential candidate.

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    Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investing advice, including top picks for 2012 and defense, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.

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    The euro has dipped below 1.27, and these investors say it still has a ways to go.

  • Santelli: Jobless Rate Not as Good As It Looks

    CNBC's Rick Santelli says the credit markets correctly understand that due to structural changes in the participation rate, one needs to look at more than the unemployment rate to get an accurate picture of what's happening in the labor market. He argues the rate now understates the magnitude of country's continuing economic problems.

  • Jobs Numbers Showing Strength

    The December data shows an improvement, and for the unemployment rate to go down again is a good sign of where the trends are, says Austan Goolsbee, Chicago Booth School of Business. Insight on whether there is another shoe to drop in terms of the job force getting back on track, with Matt McDonald, Republican economic strategist.

  • December Unemployment Rate Down to 8.5%

    December non-farm payrolls are up 200,000, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing whether unemployment will continue to move south and a breakdown of the data, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ed Lazaer, Stanford economic professor; Steve Case, AOL founder; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

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    The euro is under pressure and Switzerland's top central banker is under fire - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • France

    France's bond auctions have been “reassuring” so far and the country will persuade investors that it is a safe place for their money, French Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse told CNBC in an interview Thursday.

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a working lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

    Creating a stronger currency union will take time, and the two leaders should concentrate on putting out the immediate fire first, by finding ways to boost growth, analysts told CNBC.com.