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  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.

  • Business: Jobs & Regulations a Challenge

    Discussing optimism among U.S. businesses and the challenges that still remain, with H. Wayne Huizenga, Huizenga Holdings chairman.

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    By most measures, including key ones such as sales and jobs growth, the great growth engine of the American economy in the past four decades is still in a recovery mode—not an expansionary one., as is the manufacturing sector.

  • Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Casting about for innovative job-creation ideas, President Barack Obama is naming one of his critics to an advisory council responsible for finding new ways to promote economic growth and bring jobs to the U.S.

  • Workarounds That Work

    In his new book "WORKAROUNDS THAT WORK: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work," Russell Bishop writes if you're without a job - maybe it's time to consider a "workaround" - a new way of thinking to remove those mental and physical blocks that prevent you from getting a job - even if what's preventing you from getting a job is...YOU.

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    You greet the job applicant in the lobby: "Did you have any trouble finding us?" you ask. You're the interviewer, and you've got two questions—this isn't one of them. This is a filler.

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    "The simplest answer is that during normal times, we would see inflation," says one economist. "What people are missing is these are not normal times."

  • Velma Hart

    Velma Hart, who told President Obama last fall she was "exhausted" defending his economic performance, has a new job.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama is proposing to ride to the rescue of states that have borrowed billions of dollars from the federal government to continue paying unemployment benefits during the economic downturn, the New York Times reports.

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    Surviving on a single salary, after you’ve built a life on two, takes planning, discipline and above all else, a willingness to make tough choices.

  • Arianna Huffington

    In agreeing to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million, AOL is putting what appears to be a significant premium on the ability to attract and build a community of readers, the New York Times reports.

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    "Equities markets, as far as geopolitical events are concerned, tend to price them in and tend to move on," says one equities strategist. "I do not think the risk is over and done with, but the risk looks smaller today than it did."

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    The January employment report was a complete snow job. Abominable winter blizzards across the country caused 886,000 workers to report “not at work due to bad weather,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is 600,000 more than the normal 300,000 not at work for the average January of the past decade.

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    In addition to signaling slow growth in jobs, the unemployment  report reinforces the deep synergy between the Federal Reserve and the stock market.

  • David Stockman

    The jobs numbers on Friday were a mixed bag with employment rose far less than expected in January, but the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since April 2009. But one former federal budget director thinks these numbers tell a different story.

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

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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

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    The economy could be close to adding a significant number of jobs, but they are not likely to show up in January's employment report, some economists say.

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    “If you job hunt like everyone else, you’ll wind up like everyone else," one career coach says. Here are some ways to set yourself apart — and get the job you want.

  • IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Youth unemployment in Egypt and Tunisia was a ticking "time bomb", IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told CNBC Tuesday, adding that he had warned of such a situation developing back in the summer.