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  • Stocks have been on a decline in the last few trading sessions, making investors nervous about where to put their money. Dan Veru, executive vice president and co-CIO of Palisade Capital Management and John Lekas, CEO and portfolio manager at Leader Capital shared their market insights.

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    On Wednesday, investors are watching the ADP private employment survey, a kind of preview to the government's monthly jobs report Friday. There is also productivity and costs at 8:30 am New York time and factory orders at 10 am. The minutes of the Fed's last minute are released at 2 pm.

  • The start of the month is always filled by monthly employment report hype. But it’s not the payrolls numbers investors should focus on, but the weekly employment claims numbers, Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Markets told CNBC.com

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    Dell's forecast that second half revenue should come in stronger than the first half are encouraging words for a stock market that has been doing little more than treading water this week.

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    Ask any trader, and the conventional wisdom you hear will be to expect a quiet week coming up, but watch out after Labor Day when Wall Street gets back to work. Still, there's a heavy calendar of important economic data on deck.

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    Dell's forecast that second half revenue should come in stronger than the first half are encouraging words for a stock market that has been doing little more than treading water this week.

  • The recent rally in the stock market is a "real rally," as investors' confidence was battered by fears of a depression earlier this year and now it is coming back, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Small swings, low volume and a lack of news are making for some of the most sluggish trading days of the year.

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    The housing market, which already has been battered by the worst collapse since the Great Depression, could be setting itself for another bubble, well-known economist Robert Shiller told CNBC.

  • Consumer spending, which roughly accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, and housing, about 20 percent of GDP, have been hit with the equivalent of 100-year storms.

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    The White House on Friday welcomed a dip in the nation's unemployment rate but said President Barack Obama still expects it to hit 10 percent this year.

  • Unemployment

    If domestic spending has been the engine of economic growth in the past few decades, then the coming recovery — and the job creation that comes with it — won't be a smooth ride.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 247,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 9.4%, the fewest losses since August last year.  The June and May  numbers were revised downward as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

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    July's employment report could show job losses abating more than expected, even as the unemployment rate creeps closer to 10 percent.

  • Unemployment

    Consumer spending has been so shaken that it will take years to recover. And even then, the growth will be slow and painful and with subpar job creation.

  • Ready for a good scare? The national debt clock is now online, and it's brought 38 of its evil statistical friends with it to freak you out.

  • You don't have to wait for the Labor Department report on employment. If you want to know the state of the job market, look no further than Trina Thompson. A recent IT grad, Thompson is suing her college because she hasn't found a job yet.

  • Barack Obama

    Venturing back to a region reeling in deep unemployment, President Barack Obama's latest mission in Indiana is to show that the costly stimulus plan he lobbied for is producing tangible help — $2.4 billion in taxpayer grants to create electric cars and tens of thousands of jobs.

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    After a year and a half of declining payrolls, economists are more certain there will be modest job creation than either a "jobless recovery" or an outright jobs boom. 

  • Witch

    The winner of one of Britain's most coveted jobs says her new profession is abandoning the housing market to live in a cave. And she says it's a step up.