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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    In a tough job market, more and more workers are accusing their employers of discrimination, a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.

  • How Is US Employment Looking? Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 7:53 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • The 10 Worst Jobs in America 2011 Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    What makes a job the worst? "To be at the bottom of the list, you really have to have a lot of things working against you," said Tony Lee, the publisher of CareerCast. , which put together the list of the and this list of the 10 worst jobs, used five main criteria: The work environment, physical demands, outlook, income and stress. There are two things that a lot of these jobs have in common; they’re dangerous or involve strenuous working conditions and they don’t pay very well, even though the

    What makes a job the worst?  "To be at the bottom of the list, you really have to have a lot of things working against you," said Tony Lee, the publisher of CareerCast.

  • Trading a Jobless Recovery Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 6:04 PM ET

    Zachary Karabell of RiverTwice Research examines how the markets can continue to rally amidst high unemployment.

  • Jobs No Problem for Market as Long as Fed is Around Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
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    While it might not be a Goldilocks economy, it just may be a Goldilocks unemployment rate as far as investors are concerned: Not too cold as to indicate a double-dip, but not too hot so as to push the Fed to the sidelines.

  • The Fast Money traders see little to cheer in declining unemployment.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    The US economy added 103,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate dropped to 9.4%. The growth came from gains in the private sector, with 113,000 jobs added.

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    A good many economists agree that American companies are on the verge of ramping up hiring, even as they disagree on how many jobs were created last month.

  • Best Jobs in America 2011 Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    There are a slew of  but that doesn’t make them the best jobs.Of course, the job outlook for hiring is important, but when it comes to determining which jobs are the absolute best, there’s also the working environment, the salary, how physically demanding the job is and how stressful it is.  took all of those criteria and came up with their list of the Best Jobs in America for 2011. Two threads run through the list of best jobs – those that involve technology and those that involve statistics an

    There are a slew of jobs in demand right now, but that doesn’t make them the best jobs. Here are some of the best jobs in America for 2011.

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    Share your opinion in today's poll.