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  • Who Made Money in 2010? Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    How much do you know about the finances, facts and figures that made 2010 a year like no other?

  • In the Rearview, a Year That Fizzled Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 4:37 AM ET

    It was the year that the economy started to recover and then slid back into a slump — only to offer reason for renewed hope in the final weeks. The New York Times reports.

  • Michigan Town Is Left Pleading for Bankruptcy Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    With anemic property tax revenues and forecasts of more dire financial times ahead, some experts and elected leaders fear that more localities may have to at least consider bankruptcy. The New York Times reports.

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  • Tax Cuts Boosting Economy? Not Everyone Thinks So Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Though many in Washington and Wall Street have applauded the bipartisan tax cut package as a key economic stimulant, there are more than a few skeptics about its potential impact.

  • Fed Has Aided Stocks, Not Rates or Jobs: CNBC Survey Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 8:02 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve’s $600 billion stimulus program has done little to lower interest rates and or improve unemployment, though it has boosted stock and commodity prices, a CNBC survey says.

  • Vocational Schools Doing The Job For More Students Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    Schools offering a more career-oriented approach to higher education continue to enjoy double-digit growth, fueled by a sluggish economic recovery, accelerated stimulus spending and a more practical student mindset.

  • Temps May Become a Larger Part of the Workforce Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 6:32 AM ET

    Despite a surge this year in short-term hiring, many American businesses are still skittish about making those jobs permanent, the New York Times reports.

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    The unemployment rate rose in 21 states and Washington D.C. in November, up from the 14 states that showed increases the month before, according to government data released Friday.

  • Starbucks Java Job Indicator Perking Up Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 1:51 PM ET

    Shares of the coffee giant are surging to end the year as investors anticipate a pick up in the employment going into 2011.

  • Obama Has 'Gotten the Message': NBC-WSJ Poll Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 6:53 PM ET

    The president remains more politically resilient than the mid-term elections suggest— and his adjustment to setbacks may be helping him. Obama leads prospective Republican challengers for 2012.

  • How Do You Score On Employers’ Top Five Desired Skills? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    For both the jobseeker and the happily employed, you want to translate the overall top five list to your specific prospective employer’s or current employer’s top five list.

  • Tax Tips For Newly Self-Employed Professionals Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET

    Come April, some 90,000 freelancers and consultants will file their taxes as a sole proprietor amid the swelling ranks of independent workers nationwide.  Here’s a primer on tackling your taxes .

  • Taking The Tax Bite Out Of Retirement-Fund Withdrawals Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Retirement savings accounts are a growing source of emergency cash for Americans hurt by the weak economy, but withdrawing money prematurely can have serious tax consequences. Here's how to soften the pain.

  • Christmas 2010 could turn out to be the merriest since the recession began, with the exclusive CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding Americans somewhat more optimistic but real optimism remains elusive.

  • Tax-Cut Plan Could Go Before Senate Later Today Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to offer later Thursday legislation to extend expiring tax cuts, an aide said Thursday.

  • Top Traders Watching for Inflation Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss how to trade Japanese bond yields and food Prices, as well.

  • US Growth Forecasts Spell Pain for Treasurys Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 5:34 AM ET
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    The surge in 10-year Treasury yields above the psychological 3 percent level this week crowns a miserable period for bond traders and investors who bet on the Federal Reserve’s second round of quantitative easing policy, or QE2, being bullish for the market, reports the Financial Times.

  • House Budget Panel to Push Tax, Spending Cuts: Ryan Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee, told CNBC Wednesday that he would push for permanent lower tax rates, "real" spending cuts and entitlement reforms when Republicans take control of the House in January.

  • Jobs That Pay $100 (Or More) Per Hour Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Jobs that pay $100 an hour or more aren’t easy to come by. There are two basic types of these high-paying jobs: Those where you get that rate full time, bringing your annual salary to more than $200,000 a year, and those where you only work part time — say five to 20 hours a week. So, you make $100 an hour but your annual salary doesn’t make you a high roller. “Being able to get $100 an hour is rare,” said Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at . The median hourly wage in the U.S. is $

    Sure, most of them involve being a doctor, money manger or CEO. But you'd be surprised at some of the jobs on this list! Here are a dozen jobs that pay $100 or more.