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  • For some handsomely paid seasonal employees, now truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The challenges, chores and annoyances unique to fall and winter can also be seen as temporary opportunities to profit. Of course, the following jobs won’t be found at these impressive rates in every locale, but take them as an inspiration to size up local markets and cook up your own service relating to seasonal demands.

    Now is the most wonderful time of the year. The challenges, chores, and annoyances unique to fall and winter can also be seen as temporary opportunities to profit.

  • A sign advertising $10 dollar toys is seen in the toy department of a Walmart store.

    Emergency unemployment benefit claims have tracked Wal-Mart’s stock fairly closely over the last two years.

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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • CNBC gives cutting-edge coverage of the 2010 midterm elections, with analysis that impacts people on both Wall Street and Main Street. Here is the latest analysis from reporters on the  front lines.

  • Velma Hart

    Velma Hart, the middle-class American who gained fame at Obama’s town hall in September told CNBC Tuesday that she would vote for the President twice, if she could—on Tuesday and when he runs for re-election.

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    Some Republicans worry that a unified Republican House and Senate will bear some of the brunt of voter anger about unemployment—anger that’s now almost entirely focused on the Obama administration.

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    Will the economy rebound significantly by the next presidential election? Share your opinion.

  • What's Next?

    Will the economy rebound significantly by the next presidential election in 2012? Share your opinion by taking our poll.

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    When Michael Gazzarato took a job that required him to sign hundreds of affidavits in a single day, he had one demand for his employer: a much better pen, reports the New York Times.

  • Will the market sink 3 percent to 10 percent over the following five trading sessions? That’s what people are saying.

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    Governors of  Delaware, Montana, Maine, Washington and Tennessee, are using a variety of strategies to grow their economies, create new jobs, and keep their states strong.

  • Fewer people are buying new homes these days, opting instead to do home renovations – you know, just to spice things up a little. Maybe you turn your bathroom into a high-tech spa or get some smart appliances in the kitchen. Maybe you do some green upgrades or maybe you do something purely for luxury. So, what’s the new rain showerhead, the new infinity pool? We talked to contractors, designers and developers all of the country and here are the 10 Coolest Home Upgrades.

    We talked to contractors, designers and developers all over the country and here are the 10 Coolest Home Upgrades.

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    Phil Bredesen says those states that have become dependent on federal funding are going to be in trouble in January when stimulus money dries up.

  • Or, how Cramer learned to stop worrying and love the sell-off.

  • Las Vegas

    Oscar Goodman is winding down his tenure as perhaps the most famous mayor in Las Vegas' history. He hopes to go out on a high note, even as the state reports the city's unemployment rate has reached a record high of 15 percent.

  • Puget Sound

    Washington State governor Christine Gregoire says her state and others are struggling—running out of money and dealing with major budget shortfalls.

  • What people are looking for when they relocate changes from time to time. In the 90s, it was a city with low crime. Then, it was places with good schools. “These days, you want a job and to make sure you can get a house there,” said Bert Sperling of which helps people find the best places to live, work or retire. Sperling crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. The list takes into consideration all kinds of data points from cost of living to crime rates, the number

    Bert Sperling of Best Places.net crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. Check out the list!

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    Maine’s economy has always been reliant on its wealth of natural resources, and one in particular: water, first as a hub for shipbuilding and dam-powered factories, and now as a site for renewable energy.

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    Governor Brian Schweitzer is a farmer, rancher and soil scientist first. Businessman and politician second.  Schweitzer runs his government like a ranch: with careful planning and ample saving.

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    More than 60 percent of all Fortune 500 companies, and 50 percent of all American corporations, are incorporated in Delaware, said the state’s Governor Jack Markell.