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  • When parents look at their young children and imagine what they’ll be when they grow up, many different possibilities come to mind. They dream of little Junior growing up to be a surgeon, or perhaps a commercial airline pilot, or maybe a banker, and they imagine a rewarding future of power, prestige, and high pay.The reality is actually a little different. The job search portal , created a list of 12 jobs that are traditionally believed to be great occupations, but that actually look a lot bette

    The job search portal CareerCast.com created a list of 12 jobs that look better on paper than they might be in reality. Check to see if your job is on the list!

  • Small Business Success Study

    Insight on whether there are signs on the Street that things are getting better on the jobs front, with Liam McGee, The Hartford Financial Services Group chairman/president/CEO.

  • The Art of Investing

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson explores the art of investing in art.

  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry

    "Their ideas for what needs to happen are terrible," says one analyst. "Then go to the Democratic side — their ideas are just as bad. "

  • Breaking the Cycle

    "Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.

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    Like many states and local governments struggling to cut costs, Michigan hopes to replace some government employees with contract workers who will do the same job for less. The New York Times reports.

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    Europe must learn again that welfare is a joint responsibility between state and citizen; that governments cannot redistribute wealth that doesn’t exist; and, that welfare follows from hard work, writes Zoltán Cséfalvay, Minister of State for Economic Strategy for Hungary.

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    Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.

  • In making the award Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., commented: 'This is an important and thoughtful book. It provides real insight into many of the fundamental issues that can help alleviate poverty.'

  • Jobs Report & Construction

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the details on the latest jobs report, and a look at the hard-hit construction sector, which lost 20,000 jobs for the month, with Michael Russell, H.J. Russell & Company.

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    When the Census Bureau said in September that the number of poor Americans had soared by 10 million to rates rarely seen in four decades, commentators called the report “shocking” and “bleak.” Most poverty experts would add another description: “flawed.” The New York Times reports.

  • Career Fair

    October's employment reports showed continued sluggish job growth, but positive revisions for earlier months takes away some of the sting and reaffirms the economy is growing.

  • The Best Damn Management Book Ever

    Saying that you cannot motivate other people, the author offers in this guest post "three ideas on how to install the self-starting generator in your people and create self-motivated staff."

  • Will Mood Improve by Christmas?

    Discussing how the October jobs data will impact markets, and why the mood at Christmas will be better than the mood today, with Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman.

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    In this guest post the authors write, "Did you know that a silent killer is lurking in your company? We’re talking about workplace frustration, which can undermine the energy, enthusiasm, and performance of your best talent."

  • October Employment Up 104,000

    Breaking down a weaker than expected October's employment data, which is up 104,000 and the unemployment rate at nine percent, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson; Diane Swonk, Mersirow Financial; MarkeZandi, Moody's Analytics; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Jobless Claims Decline

    A look ahead of today's jobs numbers, with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies managing partner and Jared Bernstein, former chief economist/economic policy adviser to Vice President Biden.

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    Australia goes downbeat, and Greek no-confidence vote gives none - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Economists expect to see that 95,000 U.S. jobs were added in October as local governments continued to let go of workers and companies remained reluctant to take on new hires.