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    The White House said Monday that a "significant" deal with Republicans on cutting government spending and raising the nation's debt limit is still possible, even as the administration hardened its stance on the need for increased tax revenue to be part of any agreement.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

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    Which states are best for business? Test your knowledge.

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    Much has been made about how many homeowners — and even traders — got bamboozled by the financial crisis. Well guess what: Now, even your kids don't trust banks — or the stock market.

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    Uncertainties about the Greek debt situation and the removal of the security blanket of Fed easing could combine for another week of volatility as the second quarter draws to an end.

  • Geithner on Economy & Debt Reduction

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner about the economy and the potential to get a debt deal done, from a pizza shop in New Hampshire.

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    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Friday he sees second-half growth of 2.5 percent and wants an agreement on raising the debt ceiling that will be fair while promoting that growth.

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    Free-market economics is probably not the most accessible subject in the world. One could say it is something that is not easy to describe or articulate. This is something of a paradox, because at its core it involves a very natural human emotion – that of rational self-interest.

  • Wall Street

    Friday's market moves may not be as dramatic as Thursday's, but the same doubts could rattle investors going into the weekend.

  • To gauge what's really happening with jobs in the U.S., Cramer chats with Marty Mucci, CEO of payroll company Paychex.

  • PAYX CEO Talks US Job Market

    Paychex CEO Martin Mucci discusses what he's seeing on the front lines of the labor market. "We're starting to see positive signs in the small business sector," he tells Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims: Up 9K

    Weekly jobless claims are up 9,000. breaking down the numbers, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; Harry Wilson, Obama Auto Task Force/MAEVA Advisors; CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.

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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s statement on expectations for the US economy on Wednesday was “quietly risk negative,” Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Greece’s new finance minister has attempted to renegotiate parts of the austerity deal struck with international lenders last month, drawing anger from his European counterparts as they battle to find a solution to Athens’ debt crisis, reports the FT.

  • Car on road

    In Thursday's trading, the market will focus on weekly jobless claims and fully digest the Fed news. But buckle up: With earnings season around the corner, some pros say it's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Panel Reacts to Bernanke

    Reaction to Bernanke's speech and what it indicates about the economy, with Robert Doll, BlackRock; Julia Coronado, BNP Paribas; Ken Volpert,Vanguard; Greg Ip, The Economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • A picture taken on June 21, 2011 shows the official flags of the 58th edition of the International festival of creativity, Cannes Lions on June 21 2011, in Cannes on French riviera. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN NOGIER (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN NOGIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Publicly, executives may say that the Cannes Lions awards for the advertising industry are only part of the appeal of the 2011 Cannes Festival of Creativity, behind the scenes, advertising companies are feeling the pressure to perform.

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    Albert Einstein is reported to have said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By those standards, the deal with Greece that is about to be agreed looks insane. The only justification, as I argued in a column on May 10, is that it is needed to play for time. This is a bad strategy. Something more radical is required, according to the FT.

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    It's been a long, hot recession and many of us are tempted now that we're seeing some signs of recovery to say, "Take this job and shove it!" Before you do, read these tips to help you master the art of quitting.

  • Attias on Jobs

    Today is Day 2 of the New York Forum. Closing Bell was live from the pow wow in NYC’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on Monday. Richard Attias, founder of the New York Forum said that the DNA of the forum is about “finding solutions.” One key topic discussed was “jobs, jobs, jobs.” The big question is “if the policy makers and the private sector will build a private partnership to implement this solution,” said Attias.