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  • In 2010, the average U.S. worker had been with his or her employer for 4.4 years, according to the  That’s a far cry from the 20-year tenure that’s been the American worker’s ideal since time immemorial, and it’s an indicator of an uncomfortable reality -- jobs just don’t last like they used to.While it may not always be possible to stay with the same employer for a few decades, it’s still possible to stay with one profession over the long haul. No matter how the job market changes, and no matte

    Jobs just don’t last like they used to, but it’s still possible to stay with one profession over the long haul. Click to see what some of them are.

  • Will Cordray Target Mortgage Companies?

    Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director says he's not distracted by legal questions of his appointment and discusses the hot issues facing him, including the bureau's plans to zero in on mortgage companies.

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    In 2011, we learned (again) that global events that we cannot control can shake the oil markets, send prices higher and steal money from your wallet.

  • 2012 Election: It's the Economy

    Will the improving economy be enough to keep President Obama in the White House come November? Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, and Dean Baker, Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, weigh in. Also, discussing whether the U.S. economy is doing better than people think, with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors.

  • Tax Cut Extention: No Drama & Without Delay?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers summarizes comments made by President Obama today on the payroll taxcut extension, saying the President urges Congress to reach a new full-year extension next year, with no drama and without delay.

  • Santelli's Bond Report

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the payroll tax cut extension has been approved and the cut will save workers $20 a week, on average.

  • Boehner: Two Month Tax Deal Reached

    Speaker John Boehner, (R-OH) says a two month agreement has been reached on the payroll tax-cut extention bill and he will ask for unanimous consent.

  • Boehner Speaks on Payroll Tax Debacle

    Speaker John Boehner speaks on the payroll tax extension. 'It's time for us to sit down and have a serious negotiation and solve this problem so American workers don't see their taxes go up in January,' he says.

  • Fair Lending Settlement a Whopping $335M

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the government's settlement against BofA's Countrywide unit.

  • Boehner: We're Proud of the Bill That We Passed

    Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the decision for a formal conference to resolve the differences for the payroll tax cut bill between the Senate and the House.

  • Breaking News: Obama on Payroll Tax Fight

    President Obama speaks to the current deadlock on Capitol Hill on the payroll tax cut, saying, "let's be clear, right now the bipartisan compromise that was reached on Saturday is the only viable way to prevent a tax hike on January 1st."

  • Stability for Europe?

    Depending on Goldman Sachs' economic forecast for 2012, the eurozone may see gradual stabilization in late 2012. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Jan Hatzius, Behind the Report chief economist regarding 2012 predictions.

  • Banking on the Economy

    Sharing perspective on where the current market stands and what America needs, with Kelly King, BB&T chairman/CEO.

  • Corzine: 'I Don't Know Where the Money Is'

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that Jon Corzine tells Congress that he has no idea where the missing money is.

  • Arrowsight CEO Adam Aronson

    After a spectacular small business failure, a call from Washington turns one entrepreneur's bad luck to his advantage. 

  • The average funeral in the U.S. costs about . Educated consumers can comparison shop and find a coffin at Wal-Mart for less than , but typically those grieving for loved ones simply reply on local funeral homes and accept their price points.While the cost associated with the average funeral service is burdensome for most, there are those for whom no average funeral will do. Many actors, musicians and politicians have been sent off in grand fashion, with extravagant final services featuring dizzy

    Who has had some of the most extravagant funerals of all time? Check out our list.

  • The Politics of Business

    Carly Fiorina former HP CEO and vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee discusses the U.S. economy and politics and its impact on the business community.

  • Boehner: No Threat of Government Shutdown

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the reasons behind a bi-partisan rejection of a temporary spending bill in the House.

  • Obama Jobs Preview

    CNBC's John Harwood with a look at what the President is likely to reveal in tomorrow's speech on jobs.

  • So far in 2011, the storm of the Hurricane season is Irene, a category 2 hurricane that is expected to affect the Eastern US  The storm has already passed through the Carribean, causing widespread damage while the Eastern US prepares for landfall. The entire eastern seaboard is being told to expect high winds and flooding as a result of the storm, although the resulting damage is anyone's guess. CNBC.com will be updating this slideshow with fresh images of the storm as they come in, illustrating

    From emergency preparation to landfall, see how the Northeast is impacted by Hurricane Irene.