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  • Gahhhh! What Stresses People Out the Most at Work Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    What really stresses people out the most — annoying co-workers? Long hours? Feeling underappreciated? Find out.

  • A Work Email Blackout? Par-ty! Par-ty! Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    Here's what people said about an email blackout. You might be surprised!

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    Are there extra idiots on your commute these days? Yeah, you might need a better work-life balance.

  • When Businesses Take a Stand on Gay Marriage Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 5:06 PM ET
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: PETA and the LGBT community's "Chick-fil-A Is Anti-Gay!" protest occurs at Chick-fil-A on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

    The Chick-fil-A controversy has been nasty and protracted. Why has it become such a risky proposition for businesses to take a public stand on same-sex marriage, one way or the other, when it was almost a non-issue for businesses just a few years ago?

  • Vote: Would You Like a Work Email Blackout? Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:34 PM ET

    Do you check your email on your iPhone or BlackBerry after work?

  • Hey, Boss — Time to Ditch the Corner Office Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    There's a palpable anxiety in Officeville these days, with worries about everything from the economy to job security.

  • The Bond Market Discovers a New Leading Man Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 12:11 AM ET
    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    Recessions, crackups, bailouts — these are profitable times for Mohamed A. El-Erian. The NYT reports.

  • 10 Things Your Pool Guy Didn't Tell You Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:51 PM ET

    Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.  The NYT reports.

  • Have you ever been stumped by a job interview question like, "Tell me about yourself?" It gets so much harder than that. Here are the top 25 companies that give the hardest interviews — and some sample questions to see if you can handle it.

  • Calling In Sick This Summer? Make It Food Poisoning Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    If gorgeous summer weather makes you feel like calling in sick, join the club! Nearly 20 percent of workers admit to calling in a fake sick day at least once during the summer. But let the ill beware — there's an art to the fake sick day. Read on.

  • Fed Leaning Closer to New Stimulus If No Growth Is Seen Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    A growing number of Federal Reserve officials have concluded that the central bank needs to expand its stimulus campaign unless the nation’s economy soon shows signs of improvement, including job growth, the New York Times reports.

  • After Hours Action: Google Spikes on Earnings Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    After Hours Action: Google Spikes on Earnings

    The Fast Money traders discuss the details of Google's earnings report, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Microsoft Higher After Earnings Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Microsoft Higher After Earnings

    The Fast Money traders discuss their trade on Microsoft since the company reported earnings; and Kimberly Forrest, Fort Pitt Capital, weighs in.

  • Wall Street is rude, it’s crude and it will eat you alive. So interviewing for a job is no different. You may be asked questions like, “How many tennis balls could you fit in this room?” or “If I told you you could have the job if you let me sleep with your girlfriend—would you accept?” You’d better have an answer—and it had better not be “I don’t know!”

  • Fast Money Web Extra: Stock Pops & Drops Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra: Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Gloomy Forecast for States, Even If Economy Rebounds Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:54 AM ET
    The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    The fiscal crisis for states will persist long after the economy rebounds as they confront rising health care costs, underfunded pensions, ignored infrastructure needs, eroding revenues and expected federal budget cuts, according to a report issued here Tuesday by a task force of respected budget experts, the New York Times reports.

  • Stock Pops & Drops Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 5:52 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • US Is Building Criminal Cases in Rate Fixing Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 6:04 AM ET

    As regulators ramp up their global investigation into the manipulation of interest rates, the Justice Department has identified potential criminal wrongdoing by big banks and individuals at the center of the scandal. The New York Times reports.

  • Are Underwater Mortgages Too Close to the Deep End? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    The number of Americans who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth declined in the first three months of the year, aided by a modest rebound in U.S. home prices.