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  • 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.

  • Greece

    There seems to be no limit to policy uncertainties, ranging from Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis, to questions about the end of QE2 in the US, the debt ceiling debate, and that still-elusive balance between medium-term fiscal reform and immediate stimulus to counter a weakening economy.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    Monetary policy has been "the great enabler" that central banks used to keep interest rates at "absurdly low levels for years now" and this has encouraged politicians to believe that sovereign debt is "a lot cheaper than it really is," David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    A mismatch in the US labour market between the skills of unemployed people and the jobs available is making it hard for some companies to find the right staff despite an unemployment rate of more than 9 percent, one of the country’s largest manufacturing employers has warned, the Financial Times reports.

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    When it comes to measuring the combination of unemployment and inflation, it doesn’t get much more miserable than this. In fact, misery, as measured in the unofficial Misery Index that simply totals the unemployment and inflation rates, is at a 28-year high, reflective of how weak the economic recovery has been and how far there is to go.

  • Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The House Oversight Committee wants to know if the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority and is stifling American competitiveness, Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told CNBC Friday.

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    The nation’s space agency has budgeted more than half a billion dollars to cover retirement funds due to thousands of workers at a long-term shuttle contractor.

  • The problems facing US healthcare have not yet been fully resolved, according to the chief executive of AstraZeneca.

  • One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    We have noted in the past how an inability to apply objective analytical thought is a recurring theme in history, usually condemning the unfortunate subject to failure. The weight of history is on us once again, with the slowly changing status of the US dollar as the world’s de facto reserve currency, writes Moorad Choudhry.