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  • Preserving Right to Work Laws

    Discussing the next steps in a bill that would preserve existing state right to work laws, with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

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    With the Swiss Franc sitting at a record high against the euro one analyst told CNBC.com that it could be time to bet against the safe haven currency.

  • 9.1% Unemployment, New Reality?

    Discussing whether 9.1% unemployment is the new reality of the US economy, with Rob McGovern, Jobfox CEO; Christian Dorsey, Economic Policy Institute; and Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington.

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    For America to return to better days we have to start by thinking better of ourselves and hold ourselves to a higher standard.

  • NY Stock Exchange Traders

    After six straight down weeks, stocks could get rocked in the week ahead amid a slew of economic reports. "Sentiment is still falling," one strategist said, though added that it "hasn't dropped into panic territory."

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including cyber security picks and earnings plays, with CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Unemployment

    Workers are getting more expensive, while equipment is getting cheaper, and that combination is encouraging companies to spend on machines rather than people, the New York Times reports.

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    Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 it feels as if markets are never that far away from another bad news story.

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    The Canadian dollar gets a lift, but risk sentiment is off. Time for your freak-out Friday FX Fix.

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    The bulls trotted gingerly back into the stock market and, if they stick around on Friday, the market could avoid a sixth week of losses. Still, one market strategist cautioned: "It is not the beginning of a new bull market rally."

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    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa Says: Why Not Print Your Own Money?

  • Innovating A Jobs Solution

    For the U.S. to stay on top of competitive countries, such as China, more innovation in technology is necessary, says Frank Moss, "The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices: How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives" author and Cory Kidd, MIT Media Lab graduate.

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    Economic data on both sides of the Atlantic pointing to a slowdown is rattling investors' nerves and is likely to keep them on the sidelines for the rest of the month, Barclays Capital expects.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    As its European neighbours continue to struggle, Hungary, which turned down part of an International Monetary Fund/European Union loan last year, has won grudging international acceptance for its focus on job creation.

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    With Greek 10-year bond yields trading above 16 percent, and the government about to make 6 billion euros worth of new cuts, the numbers on Greek austerity don't add up, one analyst says.

  • Job Search

    Analysts have been feverishly revising down their growth projections. Much depends on the effectiveness of policies and, critically, whether there will finally be a more coherent and sustained policy response in systemically important countries, especially the US and Europe.

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    Unemployment claims are the big hurdle for markets Thursday, as investors watch to see if economic headwinds will keep the weekly number elevated.

  • On June 1, 2011, the Boston Celtics’ Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from professional basketball. Both time and an Achilles injury had caught up with him, and now he would leave the court and fade into the sunset. Fortunately, he already has a record of off-court accomplishments under his belt, such as a movie career, a music career and even time served as a law enforcement official. For O’Neal, the question now is not what he will do for a second career, but which one he will pursue

    Click to see the second careers that athletes have pursued after they left the playing field once and for all.