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  • Five Things to Watch: Jobs Friday Edition Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:53 PM ET
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    The government posts the monthly jobs number, Wal-Mart hosts unhappy shareholders and the President toasts his mutually happy divorce with Chrysler. Here's what we're watching...

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    The economy's shift into low gear likely made for a worrisome decline in job growth in May.Economists forecast nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were added in May than in April, which had job growth of 244,000.

  • US Small Business Hiring Stalls in May: NFIB Survey Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    After steady job creation in February and March, the average number of net new jobs slipped in May from 0.17 per independent business to 0.01, according to survey results from the National Federation of Business.

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  • Weekly Jobless Claims Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
    Weekly Jobless Claims

    Anticipating the next round of jobless claims and what the numbers will signal for the US economy, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; Ethan Harris, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research; and CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Bailiffs From Brussels Not Welcome in Athens: Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    The Greek people's reaction to the implemented austerity measures should not be ignored, warned Alastair Newton, managing director and senior political analyst at Nomura.

  • Employment Data May Be the Key to Obama’s Job Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
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    No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.

  • Disappointing UK Manufacturing Fuels Recovery Fears Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:28 AM ET

    The latest numbers for UK manufacturing showed a continued weakening, prompting concerns that the economic recovery is likely to be more protracted than forecasts have suggested.

  • Fears Grow Over Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:20 AM ET

    One fund manager calls it a horror show, others are predicting the Federal Reserve will have to extend its unconventional measures and stocks across the world are falling heavily.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Bears Claw at Stock Market Gains Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 6:59 PM ET
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    Economists also slashing second-quarter U.S. GDP forecasts to the 2 percent range but have not changed the second-half outlook yet. A big concern is that if the markets remain rocky, or the negatives start really denting sentiment, the slowdown could become self-fulfilling.

  • Lack of Mobility Hurts Job Recovery Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The hallmark of the American labor market, and consequently the wider economy, has long been the mobility of our work force. From "going West" to "teleworking," we go where the jobs are. Unfortunately the uniquely disastrous state of the current housing market is changing all that.

  • Weak Economy Pushing Rates Lower Than Fed Easing Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
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    Bad news on the economic front is ironically pushing interest rates lower than the Fed's quantitative easing program managed to.

  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the US economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

  • Commentary: Intolerable Choices For the Euro Zone Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    The eurozone, as designed, has failed. It was based on a set of principles that have proved unworkable at the first contact with a financial and fiscal crisis, according to the FT.

  • IMF Not Paying Greek Tranche Seems Certain: Report Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 3:16 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    It seems certain the IMF will not pay its share of an aid tranche to Greece at end-June but the global lender is seen taking part in a new programme, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday without quoting any sources.

  • UK Consumer Recovery to be Slowest in 180 Years Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    The UK economy is set to experience the slowest pick-up in consumer spending of any post-recession period since 1830, according to a Financial Times analysis of official forecasts.

  • Job Creation Requires 'Whole New Team': Santorum Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 8:51 AM ET

    Voters need to send "a whole new team to town to change the perception that Washington is hostile to business and job creation, potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told CNBC.

  • EU Set to Kick Greek Can a Little Further Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:13 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Following months of talks, Germany now appears ready to drop demands it has made in order to allow Greece to restructure its debt and prevent the government in Athens from running out of cash over the summer.

  • Will Return of 95% Mortgages Boost UK Homebuilders? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:28 AM ET
    Construction worker in New York City.

    British homebuilders and mortgage lenders are considering making it easier for first-time buyers to get the 95 percent mortgages which many believe contributed to the credit crisis, in a move that risks sparking a wave of criticism.

  • Saudi Arabia May Call Time on Expatriate Workers Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia's labor market is in sharp focus today following a report of a new policy that could serve as an expat time-bar in the kingdom.