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  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Should the return from a government bond should always sit below that of a bank asset? The almost universal answer to this question is yes, but this is not always the case, writes Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims: Down 24,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Jim Iuorio, CME Group break down the economic data.

  • Help Wanted

    The unemployed need not apply. That is the message being broadcast by many of the nation’s employers, making it even more difficult for 14 million jobless Americans to get back to work. The NYT reports.the New York Times reports.

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    The claim by the UK Office for National Statistics that the country's second quarter GDP growth could have been as high as 0.7 percent, were it not for 'special factors' like the royal wedding and the Japanese tsunami, has been described as "bizarre" by economist Ruth Lea.

  • With the slight dip in the markets attributed to the stalled talks to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and the possibility of a default after the Aug. 2 deadline, analysts were split on whether the U.S. will default and how to play the market if it does, they told CNBC Monday.

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    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is cutting 2,000 jobs as part of a cost savings plan announced last month and is shuffling some senior executives.

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    I have never been a natural pessimist so here are some snippets of positive reaction to keep your half-full glasses topped up, writes CNBC's Anna Edwards following an agreement on a second Greek bailout.

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    The chief executive of a top ten U.S. retail brokerage firm is predicting another round of layoffs in the financial industry over the next quarter—and not even an MBA from a top tier school may offer protection.

  • "101 Weird  Ways to Make Money" by Steve Gillman

    One author's solution for getting ahead and becoming successful in this economy is to think "weird."

  • Fed Survey: No QE3

    More than half of economists polled think there will not be a QE3. CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results on what economists forecast for the year ahead.

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    Investors have been treating sovereigns differently from corporates, when the reality is that they have much in common with corporates and can go bust. It’s time to view sovereign debt in this light, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.

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    Old Unfun Job: Director of marketing and social media at marketing agency in the Washington, D.C. area.

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    A positive start to earnings season, including blowout results from Apple, is helping investors shake off worries and start buying the dips. On tap for Wednesday: UTX, AmEx, Intel.

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    Traders are hoping earnings will continue to emerge as a bright spot Tuesday, when a string of major blue chips report ahead of the market open and Apple reports after the closing bell.

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    Companies both large and small have been slow in creating jobs in the current recovery, and have cited many reasons for it.

  • Your Job, Your Life - A CNBC Special Report

    Uncle Sam has spent tens of billions of dollars on unemployment benefits over the past few years. Some say it has been a lifeline for the long-term unemployed. Others say it has kept people from taking available jobs.

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    American couples have increasingly been faced with parting temporarily to either make ends meet or find jobs in line with their skills. Here's a short guide to coping.

  • Your Job, Your Life - A CNBC Special Report

    Unemployment remains stubbornly high, while job creation frustratingly slow.

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    I'm just back from summer holidays and at the risk of coming across as one-track minded, we’re going to talk about the eurozone once more. Its worries are still with us (not that they are going away, this year, next year or even by 2021. Not until they have fiscal, as well as monetary policy, union. But that is for another day!), and we can’t ignore them.