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  • Cool Perks for Going Green Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 6:17 PM ET
    Companies and cities are offering so many rewards for people who do green things, you'll no longer feel like a hippy for going green, you'll feel like a VIP! As you go through your day doing green things, you may be handed free breakfast, cash and other VIP swag. In some places they’re starting to offer special driving and parking privileges. Heck, one Olympic town is so serious about their green, they’ll give you a gold medal! "Incentivizing green behaviors is one of the most effective ways to

    Companies and cities are offering so many rewards for people who do green things, you'll no longer feel like a hippy for going green, you'll feel like a VIP! Check out some of the coolest perks for going green.

  • Egyptian Stocks Tumble; Protests Turn Violent Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators hold up placards during a protest in central Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    Egypt's benchmark index recorded its biggest drop in over two years Thursday, plummeting more than 10 percent as anti-government protests rattled investor confidence and left Hosni Mubarak's regime facing its most serious challenge in years.

  • The Blame Game: How Officials Explain Poor Data Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    As snow blankets the Northeast, the "Fast Money" traders consider whether the cold is throwing off economic figures.

  • View from Davos: The West Isn't Working Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 5:13 AM ET
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    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC held a keynote session asking if the rise of the East is assured and what that will mean for the jobs market in America and Europe.

  • The Best Jobs Outside the Cubicle Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 6:12 PM ET
    The winter blahs are starting to set in, leaving many a cubicle dweller staring longingly beyond the grey half walls that surround them on three sides, wondering what else is out there. In fact, there are quite a few cool and in-demand jobs outside the cubicle. Some capitalize on the demand for health care as Baby Boomers come of age, while others capitalize on the trends in technology and social media. Whatever the reason, these jobs aren’t bound by Dilbert-onian rules. “I think many people sec

    There are quite a few jobs in demand right now that don't involve being walled in like Dilbert. Here are a dozen of the coolest jobs outside the cubicle.

  • US Must Grow Out of Deficit, Not Cut: AFL-CIO President Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    Richard Trumka in Davos

    President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night highlighted the need for common or shared sacrifice. One of the ways American workers may be asked to share in on there sacrifices is perhaps to cut back on some of there benefits.

  • CNBC Debate: Boost Jobs by Education, Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
    Davos 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    A focus by countries on developing a skilled workforce through improvements in education is necessary, according to participants in a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Disney Confirms Layoffs at Video Game Unit Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
    Screenshot of Disney's "Epic Mickey"

    Walt Disney has laid off a significant portion of its gaming studio employees, the company confirmed Tuesday.

  • States Help Ex-Inmates Find Jobs Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 11:33 AM ET
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    Faced with yawning budget gaps and high unemployment, California, Michigan, New York and several other states are attacking both problems with a surprising strategy: helping ex-convicts find jobs to keep them from ending up back in prison. The New York Times reports.

  • Path Is Sought for States to Escape Debt Burdens Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 5:45 AM ET
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    Policy makers are working behind the scenes to come up with a way to let states declare bankruptcy and get out from under crushing debts, including the pensions they have promised to retired public workers, the New York Times reports.

  • The Real Great Depression Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
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    Going through one of the worst economic sagas in US history has thrown the country into two types of depressed states: a financial one and a psychological one.

  • Obama Approval Rating Jumps After Tax Deal, Tucson Speech Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:33 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama, strengthened by his adjustment to GOP gains and his response to the Tucson shootings, saw his approval rating rebound to 53% from 45%, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Dunkelberg: Minimum Wage Insanity Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:05 PM ET
    Teen movie theatre employee.

    Job growth has been very slow in the recovery, and Congress has passed much legislation allegedly to encourage hiring. Yet the White House is now talking about raising the minimum wage to $9.

  • New Job, New Decisions Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Wallet

    The job may not offer the same salary, benefits or career trajectory, so the newly rehired need to step back and assess how their current compensation might impact both their short- and long-term financial goals In the current economy, however, it may not offer the same salary, benefits or career trajectory

  • Goodbye School, Hello Life & Money 101 Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
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    To ace this one you'll need to get a job, pay down debt, save some money and learn to live within a budget. For extra credit, start planning for retirement.

  • The Link Between Financial Trouble and Mental Illness Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 1:40 PM ET
    Jared Lee Loughner

    Going through one of the worst economic sagas in US history has thrown the country into two types of depressed states: a financial one and a psychological one. It is time to discuss a major systemic overhaul that might require another costly, but equally merited, “bailout” from Washington—one we can’t afford and can’t afford to live without.

  • China's Influence on US Schools Growing Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
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    According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, from 1997 to 2008, the number of middle and high schools offering Chinese has quadrupled. Among elementary schools it has grown tenfold.

  • Economy Has Improved in Last 6 Months: Fed's Tarullo Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    The economy has improved in the last six months, signaled by greater consumer spending, durables purchases and some signs of increased investment, Daniel K. Tarullo, Federal Reserve governor, told CNBC Friday, echoing what his boss, Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday.

  • 5 Questions to Test If Your Resume Is Recruiter-Proof Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
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    A recruiter-proof resume is easily readable and grabs your attention quickly with the necessary info to position you for the right job.

  • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Dips to 4.7 Percent Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 10:14 AM ET
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    Rates on fixed mortgages dipped for the second straight week as Treasury yields fell.