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  • Private Sector Job Creation Highest Ever For ADP Report Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    The private sector created an eye-popping 297,000 jobs from November to December, according a report from ADP that was the highest number the payroll firm has ever reported.

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    The year 2010 was not a stellar year for job creation, and while the United States is back on the road to recovery, a big question mark hangs over the jobs market.

  • Supply-Side Obama? Trust but Verify Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    The past is not always a prologue to the future. But looking at some of the big winners and losers of 2010 does provide some strong hints of a positive 2011.

  • Strained States Turning to Laws to Curb Labor Unions Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 6:29 AM ET

    Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics, the New York Times reports.

  • Jobs Outlook 2011 Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    Companies are busting out of safety mode and cost-cutting mode and shifting into gear for growth in the new year. What does that mean for the job market? “In 2010, we saw steady, gradual increases in jobs across sectors,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of “2011 will be a better year for jobs … as business leaders grow more confident in the recovery,” he said. It’s not going to be a job boom, but there will be steady growth in hiring. One in four hiring managers said they plan to hire

    Companies are busting out of cost-cutting mode and shifting into gear for growth. What does that mean for the job market? See 10 jobs that will be the most in demand in 2011.

  • Chadwick: A New Year’s Resolution for Everyone Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    Take your newfound income – that 3.5% of every thousand dollars over whatever level of income you need, and put it immediately and directly into the economy by donating it to charities that assist others with acute needs.

  • Where The Jobs Are Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 11:36 AM ET
    The jobs picture is finally starting to brighten: The number of job listings is on the rise, companies are making hiring announcements and more hiring managers say they plan to hire full-time workers in 2011 than in the past two years. “We’re seeing encouraging signs that a recovery is underway,” said Rony Kahan, the co-founder and chief technology officer of job-listing site Twenty-four percent of hiring managers said they plan to hire full-time workers in 2011, up from 20 percent this year and

    So where are the jobs? Click to see six industries with the biggest pickup in hiring, which companies are doing the most hiring in those sectors, and some of the positions they’re looking for.

  • Crescenzi: Top-10, Top-Down Themes for 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Chadwick: A Look at 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    The fallout from the global crisis of 2008 will continue to impact economies around the world, but the amplitude will be lower, allowing for a return to a more normalized environment for growth and profits. As health returns to economies, so will investment returns.

  • Chilly Tests Loom for Euro Zone Bonds Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 4:06 AM ET
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    January in the northern hemisphere is usually the coldest month of the year and it might prove to be a bitter one for euro zone governments trying to raise money in the capital markets, reports the Financial Times.

  • 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
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    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.