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  • States Too Dependent on Federal Aid: Tenn. Governor Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 12:41 PM ET

    Phil Bredesen says those states that have become dependent on federal funding are going to be in trouble in January when stimulus money dries up.

  • 10 Reasons to Like Wednesday’s Big Intraday Decline Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 7:31 PM ET

    Or, how Cramer learned to stop worrying and love the sell-off.

  • Is Las Vegas on the Mend? Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:44 PM ET
    Las Vegas

    Oscar Goodman is winding down his tenure as perhaps the most famous mayor in Las Vegas' history. He hopes to go out on a high note, even as the state reports the city's unemployment rate has reached a record high of 15 percent.

  • States Are in 'Crisis Mode:' Washington Governor Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:21 PM ET
    Puget Sound

    Washington State governor Christine Gregoire says her state and others are struggling—running out of money and dealing with major budget shortfalls.

  • Best Cities to Relocate to in America Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:25 PM ET
    What people are looking for when they relocate changes from time to time. In the 90s, it was a city with low crime. Then, it was places with good schools. “These days, you want a job and to make sure you can get a house there,” said Bert Sperling of which helps people find the best places to live, work or retire. Sperling crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. The list takes into consideration all kinds of data points from cost of living to crime rates, the number

    Bert Sperling of Best Places.net crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. Check out the list!

  • Water is Key to Maine's Economic Success Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 4:32 PM ET

    Maine’s economy has always been reliant on its wealth of natural resources, and one in particular: water, first as a hub for shipbuilding and dam-powered factories, and now as a site for renewable energy.

  • Montana Governor Runs State 'Like a Ranch' Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 3:18 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Governor Brian Schweitzer is a farmer, rancher and soil scientist first. Businessman and politician second.  Schweitzer runs his government like a ranch: with careful planning and ample saving.

  • Delaware is Small State with Big Hopes for Recovery Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 3:11 PM ET

    More than 60 percent of all Fortune 500 companies, and 50 percent of all American corporations, are incorporated in Delaware, said the state’s Governor Jack Markell. 

  • Job Losses

    Yesterday’s initial jobless claims number came to 452K, slightly below analyst expectations of 455K. This is good news. On the other hand, the prior week’s 462K initial release was revised higher to 475K. This is bad news.

  • America's Scariest Jobs 2010 Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 1:18 PM ET
    Jobs today can be stressful, low paying, monotonous or downright unsatisfying, but most people would prefer those situations to a job that scares them. Certain careers can be scary for many reasons and touch upon a variety of phobias, from the fear of death to the fear of performing in front of large crowds. Although these careers may not be scary to the people who do them on a daily basis, the general public certainly would not feel the same way. To get a sense of the jobs that push the limit f

    To get a sense of the jobs that push the limit for fright, CareerCast.com, a national job portal, identified the 10 scariest jobs of 2010. Here's the list!

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    The American dream appears increasingly elusive to the average citizen, with the CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding continued high levels of pessimism in the nation’s outlook for incomes, home values and the future of the economy.

  • Busch: UK Tea Party in Action Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

    Today, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he will cut debt interest costs by more than 5 billion pounds by 2015...The central question for the United States is this: can we follow the example of our British cousins?

  • Six-Figure Jobs in Demand Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 1:44 PM ET
    All six-figure jobs were NOT created equal. Not only do some require more education and experience than others, some are just more in demand than others. So, if you want to increase your chances of landing a six-figure job, it helps to know which ones have the most positions available. Finance-related jobs accounted for more than half of the top 25 jobs with the most openings that paid over $100,000, according to research by That’s everything from a finance manager to an internal audit superviso

    If you want to increase your chances of landing a six-figure job, it helps to know which ones have the most positions available.

  • Will the French Passion for Strikes Cross the Channel? Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 9:26 AM ET
    The Palace of Westminster, home of the UK Parliament in London.

    The UK is bracing itself for the big squeeze. On Wednesday we will find out just where the axe will fall as the government tries to get its fiscal house in order.

  • US Ad Growth Is Like 'Emerging Market': Sorrell Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 12:30 PM ET

    The United States has exhibited emerging-market growth this year in advertising, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the world’s largest advertising agency told CNBC Friday.

  • Americans Not as High-Tech as Indians: Wipro Chairman Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
  • Cutting Taxes Won't Help Recovery: Joseph Stiglitz Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 8:21 AM ET
    Joseph Stiglitz

    The US government should stimulate investment in order to ensure solid and sustainable economic growth, not cut taxes, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Halftime: Will 2011 Be a 'Subpar' Year? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    From the looks of the latest economic forecast by the National Association for Business Economics, 2011 isn't looking so good. And that could send the S&P higher, to 1172!

  • Jobs Tepid, Dems Out, Stocks Up? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    Precisely because of the obvious failure of the Obama stimulus-spending program to adequately create jobs, the Federal Reserve is moving toward re-priming the pump. It’s the addition of yet another bad policy of dollar destruction to the first mistake of massive spending.

  • Companies Get Leaner — Labor Market Gets Meaner Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    The pressure on managers to "do more with less" seems to be translating into actual shifts in hiring policies and practices. This not only has a negative effect on those seeking jobs, but also on companies that are finding it more difficult to fill the open jobs they already have.