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  • 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,, 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.

  • Sorry Martti, Maybe Next Year Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 8:47 AM ET
    Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and United Nations diplomat Martti Ahtisaari was hoping that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner would be a woman, maybe even his friend Mary Robinson, the former Irish president.

  • References From Hell Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    If you think your old employer can't say anything bad about you when someone calls for a reference - think again.

  • Shortage of Truckers Will Raise Shipping Costs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
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    According to several trade groups in the trucking industry, there could be a shortage of drivers next year, and the estimates range from 200,000 to as many as 500,000.

  • James Bullard on Closing Bell

    A decision on the next round of buying assets at the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting will be difficult to take as the risk of a double-dip recession has receded, St. Louis Fed president James Bullard told CNBC Friday.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:19 AM ET

    The US economy lost 95,000 jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate to 9.6%. The small growth in the private sector, with 64,000 jobs added in September, was offset by the large cuts in government workers, down 159,000.

  • CEO Blog: You're Better Than Your Job Search Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    The Great Recession has created one of the most challenging job markets in recent history, the modern job search has changed, and job seekers are frustrated, depressed and confused. They feel down, and sometimes they feel like giving up. But it shouldn’t be that way.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Wharton Grads Head to Far East for Jobs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:08 AM ET

    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.