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  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 54,000 jobs in August and an unemployment rate rising to 9.6%.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Want a sneak peak at Gary Kaminksy's daily post, 'Kaminsky's Call'? Well, you're in luck because the veteran trader told the "Fast" desk what's in store for K-Call.

  • Paul Krugman

    The US economy needs another government stimulus program as big as the one President Obama pushed through Congress in February 2009, economist Paul Krugman said on CNBC Monday.

  • Stubbornly high unemployment among other economic problems and a surprisingly unpopular health care reform page will reshape the composition of the the US Congress as well as bring changes to state houses in the 2010 election. With all 435 House seats and 37 Senate seats up for grabs—thanks partly to a number of retiring incumbents—the election could very well reshape the balance of power; Republicans could take a big bite out of the Democrats' large majorities and might even gain control of one

    CNBC will track several key mid-term election contests that distill the dollars-and-cents dilemmas facing Americans as they choose new representatives, senators and governors this fall.

  • People wait in line at a government employment office in the center of Madrid.

    State unemployment rates have shown only minimal improvements, with 18 states and the District of Columbia reporting decreases in July, 14 showing increases and 18 with no change at all.

  • Some see a high-stakes confrontation between a company that wants to cut its labor costs, even as it is earning record profits, and workers who are determined to resist demands for wage and benefit givebacks.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    Despite all the gloom and doom about the US economy, the private sector actually created 620,000 jobs over the past  seven months, far faster than in the previous two recessions.

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    Some economists think the central bank's concern about falling prices could help bring about the very situation the Fed is trying to avoid.

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    If you're looking to judge the success of the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy move, look at the Treasury market, not the stock market.

  • Conventional wisdom may say that surging productivity is bad for job creation, but that doesn't mean falling productivity is good for it. A surprise decline in quarterly business productivity in the second quarter was hardly welcomed as a sign of better times ahead for the labor market.

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    Whether the housing market is in another free-fall or not, just the thought of a double dip is forcing real estate investors to re-think how and where they spend their money. And maybe even if they should spend it at all.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama hailed the seventh straight month of private job creation in July as a good sign for the economy, but notes the progress "needs to come faster."

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 131,000 jobs in July and an unemployment rate remaining at 9.5%.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

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    Markets are bracing for a not-so-good July jobs report, which should show a continued sluggish recovery in private sector payrolls.

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    The American consumer is a major theme Thursday, as chain stores report their monthly sales.

  • State hearing room

    Local and state governments, as well as some companies, are trimming salaries  in cost-saving measures that are often described as a last-ditch effort to avoid layoffs., reports the New York Times.

  • Stock Trader

    A report on the health of the service sector, and ADP's private sector jobs report are of big interest to markets that are already counting down to Friday's July employment report.

  • Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    Despite relatively strong second-quarter earnings, US banks are still suffering from poor revenue growth and will continue to do so into next year, financial analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Car dealership

    The monthly sales reports will be issued by car makers throughout the day and are expected to show an annualized selling rate of 11.4 million vehicles, up from 11.1 million last month.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Stocks head into the final day of July with the best monthly gain in a year, yet July's hot performance has only sparked debate about what August will bring.