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    Global finance leaders are meeting in Washington to discuss oil prices, unemployment and other issues putting a cloud over the global economic picture. The New York Times reports.

  • Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Existing Home Sales Down 2.6%

    Big drops in inventories in the South and West are pushing home sales down, explains CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Qualcomm Falling After Earnings

    Dissecting the day's major business news, including Qualcomm's selloff, with the Fast Money traders, and Brian Modoff, Deutsche Bank analyst, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • President Barack Obama

    The IRS owes Barack and Michelle Obama $24,515. The majority of known presidential tax returns have resulted in refunds, with the interesting exception of the year before or after an inauguration the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Kudlow on Politics: Oil & the 'Buffett Rule'

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Brian Sullivan discuss major political headlines.

  • Tax Identity Theft

    Thousands of taxpayers expecting refunds are finding out they can't even file their taxes because someone has already done it for them. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • Tax Identity Theft

    Thousands of taxpayers expecting refunds are finding out they can't even file their taxes because someone has already done it for them. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • Top Five Cracks in Apple

    Dissecting the day's major business news, including the top five cracks in Apple, with the Fast Money traders; Brian Marshall, ISI Group; and Scott Nations, NationsShares.

  • Key Boeing Supplier Hit by Tornado

    A key Boeing supplier suffered damage from this weekend's tornado outbreak, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Keeping Your Portfolio 'Healthy'

    Cold and flu season may be over, but the healthcare sector's earnings season is just beginning. Sam Isaly, OrbiMed founder, offers insight into which stocks you should buy, sell or hold. The FMHR traders also take a look at today's biggest market movers.

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    Though they admit comparisons are tricky, economists generally view public retirement benefits in the United States as less generous than those in many other wealthy nations.

  • The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

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    The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

  • So, the job-market recovery isn't going as fast as you'd like, eh? C'mon, this is America  where anything is possible — our glass can be half full if we want it to! Here are 10 signs the job market is improving. (And yes, there's math.)

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook's  $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.

  • Market Selloff Continues

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the pullback in Tuesday's market; where to find the best trades; and after hours action on Alcoa's earnings.

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    Credit rating agencies are sparring in public over new ratings as they seek to enhance reputations damaged during the financial crisis. The Financial Times reports.

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    China’s economic might has rolled up to America’s doorstep in the Caribbean, with a flurry of loans from state banks, investments by companies and outright gifts from the government.  The New York Times reports.

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire

    Good news! Wage growth just hit a three-year high. If you're like Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Jerry Maguire," saying "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" we've got the jobs right here that are seeing the most wage growth and will SHOW. YOU. THE MONEY.