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    Hedge-fund master Byron Wien has a decidedly positive view of the U.S. economy in the second half of the year, he told CNBC Tuesday.  The one big problem is persistently high U.S. unemployment.

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    Currency investors are currently debating the merits of a proposed plan to allow a tax holiday for big US multinationals that could see money pour back into America, potentially boosting the dollar.

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    The ongoing crisis in the euro zone is creating a trading opportunity among safe-haven currencies, this strategist says.

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    If you’re confused over high unemployment, you’re not alone. The people who are best supposed to understand this issue don’t have much of a clue either.

  • There's be no money for U.S. defense as of Aug. 3 if there is no deal on the debt under a worst-case scenario, former Treasury Secretary Jay Powell told CNBC Monday.

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    About 20 percent of personal income comes from government payments, and as programs are trimmed, reduced consumer spending could slow the recovery, the New York Times reports.

  • Jobs: The Weight of Uncertainty

    Small businesses are taking a "wait and see" attitude, because of lack of access to credit, says Bill Miller, U.S. Chamber of Commerce national political director.

  • Trading the Week Ahead

    There still may be a delayed reaction out of the news in Europe, says Leo Grohowski, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; with Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor's, who says the Friday numbers makes a recovery look weaker.

  • Out of Work

    Hopes of a speedy recovery for the US economy where dashed by Friday’s disappointing jobs number that showed only 18,000 jobs where created by the world’s largest economy in June.

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    As euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss the latest plan on the table aimed at solving the Greek debt crisis, one fund manager is warning that Italy and Spain will be downgraded, raising the possibility of "carnage" for global markets.

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    Unless you’re one of those unhappy 14 million who are unemployed, you might not even notice the problem. The New York Times looks at why that is.

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    Second-quarter earnings season kicks off next week and the market will be looking for signs from corporate America about the state of the economy. Plus the Fed, debt talks, consumer sentiment and more.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including retail picks, gaming stocks and railway bets.

  • Where Are the Jobs?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman with a look at government job cuts; Carl Camden, Kelly Services weighs in on where to find employment; and Julia Coronado, BNP Paribas, and William Rodgers, Rutgers University discuss how to fix the broken jobs market.

  • Jobs Report Shocks the Street

    A look at today's jobs report, with Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank and why so many economist didn't see the bad news coming.

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    The Canadian dollar could face near-term headwinds, this strategist says— but after that, prepare for liftoff.

  • Getting America Back to Work

    Where are the jobs? Weighing in on how the nation can get more people to work, with Karena Strella, Egon Zehnder and John Ryding, RDQ Economics.

  • Michelle Bachman

    The dismal state of employment offers more proof that President Obama's economic plan isn't working, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told CNBC.

  • Rolling with the Transports

    Can the rally continue in the face of rising unemployment? Insight with Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners and Jason Seidl, Dahlman Rose & Co.

  • From Rocket Science to Unemployment

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details on the amount of jobs that will disappear as NASA's 30-year shuttle program ends.