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  • Here’s an encouraging sign on the job front: The number of people leaving their jobs because they want to — not because they were laid off or fired — jumped from last year. Finally, it's a quitter's market!

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    The outlook for the nonfarm payroll report due Friday isn't what it once was. Here's what it might mean for the Fed, and the dollar.

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    If President Obama wants to create more jobs and fix the economy, he should "put down a marker" and fight the Republicans in Congress, Robert Reich told CNBC Thursday.

  • Countdown to Jobs Friday

    Perspective on Friday's jobs report and unemployment in the U.S., with Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor.

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    New jobs data will be reported Friday, and investors are guardedly optimistic. Here's how to trade the glass-half-full mood.

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    The private sector created 91,000 jobs last month, a shade below expectations, according to a report from ADP that sets the stage for a likely weak report the government will release Friday.

  • ADP Numbers: Employment Up 91,000

    The numbers are tepid and disappointing but not unexpected, says Joel Prakken, Macroeconomic Advisers chairman, who says it is not impossible that we are in a recession but the likelihood is very small.

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    Inflation in the 17 euro countries remained steady at 2.5 percent in August, adding to expectations the European Central Bank will hold off from raising interest rates — and may even consider cutting them — as economic growth slows.

  • Chicago Fed: In Favor of QE3?

    Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says more quantitative easing is needed because the economy is going sideways and jobs are in recession, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Alan Bennett Krueger, professor of economics at Princeton University

    No doubt Alan Krueger reputation as one of the leading labor economists is what led President Barack Obama to tap him to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    The House Republican agenda this fall will focus on repealing environmental and labor regulations that GOP lawmakers say are driving up the cost of doing business and discouraging employers from hiring new workers.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    Battered by a weak economy, the nation’s biggest banks are cutting jobs, consolidating businesses and scrambling for new sources of income in anticipation of a fundamentally altered financial landscape requiring leaner operations, the New York Times reports.

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    You take a $2 million hit to your budget. Who ewe gonna call? Baaaaa, you call in the sheep, of course!

  • US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Up 5,000

    A breakdown of the unemployment data and the response from the markets, with Jason Trennert, Strategas Asset Management; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman.

  • Mad Money, August 24, 2011

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

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    The other day a manager called for some advice. She wanted her employees to take more initiative and be more resourceful, but for some reason, they didn't get it.

  • Cutting the Deficit

    The important thing now is to get the economy moving and get people back to work, says Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who adds that it needs to be coupled with a long-term deficit plan.

  • Demonstrators shout slogans against government's recent austerity economy measures during a protest in Athens.

    On July 21, EU leaders agreed to a second bailout for Greece, one that was supposed to draw a line under the euro zone debt crisis and give the new government in Athens a chance come to grips with the huge debts it inherited when it was elected. One month later, and the situation appears to be getting worse rather than better, according to Simon Derrick, the head of currency research at Bank of New York Mellon.