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  • August job cuts plunge 60%

    Layoffs were down last month, says John Challenger, Challenger CEO, parsing the latest employment numbers and providing a preview of Friday's job report.

  • What level on the S&P is the 'Yellen put'? Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before a House Financial Services committee hearing July 15, 2015.

    The equity selloff has caused analysts to question whether there is a level the S&P 500 would need to reach before the Fed recommences QE.

  • Trump vs Bush: The gloves are now off Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (L) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have traded rhetorical punches before, but never as forcefully as they have over the past 24 hours.

  • CNN changes debate rules after Fiorina outcry Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina responds to a question at a Fox-sponsored forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015.

    CNN is amending the rules for its Sept. 16 GOP debate amid outcry that its criteria would unfairly exclude Carly Fiorina.

  • Unemployment plagues the Philippines despite growth Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Aug 20, 2015: A homeless Filipino family begging for food to all road passers in the street of Manila City.

    Despite rapid economic growth in the Philippines in recent years, unemployment remains a problem, the Financial Times reports.

  • Euro zone unemployment hits a 3-year low Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 4:57 AM ET
    A factory in Laupheim, Germany

    Unemployment across the euro zone fell in July to its lowest level in 3 years.

  • BERLIN, Sept 1- German unemployment fell more than expected in August, with the jobless rate holding steady at a record low, offering reassurance that consumer spending will continue to drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. "Economy and employment trends in Germany are pointing upward. Companies are well advised not to be unsettled by the recent...

  • RBA won't move, but likely to signal easing bias: ANZ

    Felicity Emmett, head of Australian economics at ANZ, says expectations for the unemployment rate to stay at 6 percent until 2017 indicate a "slight easing bias" for the Reserve Bank of Australia.

  • Sanders, Trump ride anti-establishment wave: Poll Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders and mogul Donald Trump have seen their support surge in Iowa, according to a new poll, NBC News reports.

  • This is likely a bear market: SocGen strategist Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    Societe Generale's notoriously bearish strategist Albert Edwards believes there is a high probability that U.S. indexes have already entered a bear market.

  • Jobless claims down for first time in 5 weeks Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Job seekers meet with a Sacramento Police Department recruiter during the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at AT&T Park on August 25, 2015 in San Francisco.

    The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a firming labor market.

  • Revised US GDP reading better than expected Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Welder Aluminum Case Company

    GDP expanded at a 3.7 percent annual pace instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month, the Commerce Department said.

  • Jobless claims down 6K to 271,000, Q2 GDP (revised) up 3.7%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment and gross domestic product.

  • US durable goods orders up 2% in July Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A Samsung Electronics washing machine for sale at the Jessup's Appliances store in Sarasota, Florida.

    Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in July, and demand in a key category that tracks business investment plans jumped.

  • Home prices rise 5% in June: S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    A sign advertising an open house in Corona Del Mar, Calif.

    U.S. home prices continued to rise in June, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, but the increase fell short of analyst estimates.

  • Brazil has 2 kinds of problems, and both are bad Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 3:03 PM ET
    Demonstrators attend a protest against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, part of nationwide protests calling for her impeachment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 16, 2015.

    Brazil is struggling with the confluence of two separate, but interrelated crises: one economic, and the other political.

  • California jobless rate drops to 6.2 percent in July Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California's jobless rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July, a slight decrease from a month earlier, as the state added 80,600 nonfarm payroll jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. California's economy has been steadily recovering since February 2010, and has shown surprising stability in the face of a harsh...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine officials say the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July and was little changed from the month before. The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that the jobless rate last month was down from 4.7 percent in June. Vermont had the lowest rate among the six states at 3.6 percent and Rhode Island had the highest rate at 5.8 percent.

  • Fewer people had jobs in Louisiana in July as employer payrolls shrank, but the unemployment rate fell again as even more people left the labor force. Both sets of figures— adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes— were released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. West Virginia, at 7.5 percent, had the highest unemployment rate among the states, while Louisiana's...

  • The latest Texas jobless number, the state's lowest monthly unemployment rate since July 2007, mirrors the 4.2 percent rate for June. Texas added jobs for the fourth consecutive month, with 31,400 more seasonally adjusted nonagricultural jobs in July, the commission said in a statement. "Texas employers added 31,400 jobs in July, resulting in an increase of...