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  • Retirement & You - A CNBC Special Report

    As delaying retirement becomes  a reality for more Americans, where do you stand?

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    It's become fashionable to say that longer life spans mean average Americans work well into into their 60s and possibly their 70s—a time once considered the early retirement years. The problem is, few prospects await most people who need or want to stay in the workforce.

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    In this season of economic unease, when neither Washington nor Wall Street seems to have the answers, the descendants of George Marvin are going against the grain. Unlike so many other companies, Marvin Windows has neither laid off workers nor reduced health insurance benefits. And, its executives vow, it won’t, the New York Times reports.

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    Facebook rolled out new changes to its user interface this week. The good news is that it spawned several new Facebook groups. The bad news? They had names like: "We Hate the New Facebook so STOP CHANGING IT!!!"

  • Most of us fully appreciate the importance of a brand to companies like McDonalds, FedEx, or Apple. But, what do people mean when they talk about personal brands? And, why exactly do you need a brand, anyway? This author explains why having a personal brand is so important.

  • Jack Welch

    The US government should freeze regulations and cut marginal tax rates in order to boost hiring and stimulate the U.S. economy, former General Electric chairman Jack Welch told CNBC Friday.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    From Fed policy to Europe to Obamanomics, it’s not a pretty picture.

  • The market is tanking. The economy is headed for a double-dip. What's your move, America?

  • American Healthcare

    Young adults, long the group most likely to be uninsured, are gaining health coverage faster than expected since the 2010 health law began allowing parents to cover them as dependents on family policies. The New York Times reports.

  • George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros said he believed the United States was already experiencing the pain of a double dip recession and that Republican opposition to Obama's fiscal stimulus plans was to blame for sluggish growth.

  • Mad Money, September 21, 2011

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Although most people can think of prestigious or high-paying jobs, some jobs that are generally thought of as “normal,” or even boring, pay very well and have many great qualities that are easily overlooked, according to which developed the list. CareerCast ranked the most underrated jobs based upon a range of criteria, including low stress levels, low environmental dangers, low physical demands, and median-to-high income levels. The jobs listed here also have a lower-than-average unemployment r

    Some jobs generally thought of as “normal,” or even boring, pay very well and have many great qualities that are easily overlooked, according to CareerCast.com.

  • Rep. Barney Frank opposes the part of the Obama jobs plan changing the tax-exempt status of income from municipal bonds, saying it would hurt the states and cities the job-creation measure intends to help.

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    Not again. That is the plea of many Americans fearful about their jobs as the economy falters.

  • Dubai Construction

    With the jobless rate in the United States holding steady at 9.1 percent and the market showing no signs of near-term recovery, many Americans are considering looking abroad to combat their unemployment problem at home.

  • Bill Clinton

    As President Obama called on Congress today to adopt his “balanced” plan on entitlement cuts, tax increases and war savings to reduce the federal deficit. Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss jobs, global economies ahead of his annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York.

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    It could almost make your head spin. With an economy on the front end of another recession, President Obama’s tax attack on the folks who are most likely to succeed, invest, start new businesses, and create jobs is nothing short of staggering. Only liberal-left class-warfare ideology can explain this.

  • The people who do the hiring in this nation need more leadership out of Washington and more certainty from the Obama administration's attitude on capitalism, hedge fund investor Nelson Peltz told CNBC Monday.

  • Trian CEO: Investments Will Create Jobs

    In order to solve the unemployment issue, we need investments, says Nelson Peltz, Trian Partners chairman/CEO, who adds there are no investments because of lack of confidence and lack of leadership.

  • Caution

    Over the 100 years from 1950 to 2050, this decade will be seen as the "inflection decade" as both the developed and emerging economies make radical changes to adapt to a more dominant Asia, Anil Gupta, professor of strategy at University of Maryland told CNBC Monday.