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    The euro is under pressure and Switzerland's top central banker is under fire - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • France

    France's bond auctions have been “reassuring” so far and the country will persuade investors that it is a safe place for their money, French Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse told CNBC in an interview Thursday.

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a working lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

    Creating a stronger currency union will take time, and the two leaders should concentrate on putting out the immediate fire first, by finding ways to boost growth, analysts told CNBC.com.

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    Some people who are unprepared for retirement respond with a strategy known as “Hurry-Up Offense” retirement. This entails scrambling like mad at the 11th hour to find something to live on. It’s less than ideal, but sometimes a well-planned nest egg simply doesn’t exist.

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    There may be signs of improvement in the labor market – but the pressure for job seekers to find an edge is rising.It doesn’t matter if you have a GED or an MBA, human resource experts say more and more people are inflating their resumes to nail a job.

  • Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 4, 2011.

    New research concludes that Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe, the New York Times reports.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 372,000

    Last week's jobless claims fall to 372,000. Insight on what this means for the economy and how the markets are reacting, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.

  • ADP Report: Jobs Up 325,000 in December

    This number is the continuation acceleration of employment began in late summer of 2011, says Joel Prakken, Macroeconomic Advisers, who says GDP numbers is expected to rise in Q4, and a breakdown of the numbers with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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    Wall Street kicked off the New Year in a bullish mood. A data-packed Thursday will put the market's mojo to the test, with two key jobs reports and the retail holiday report cards.

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    "New research shows that only 15% of adults have a written plan for their lives outlining their goals and the strategies for accomplishing them. The majority of people will bounce around like bumper cars this year from one meaningless thing to the next," the author says but adds, it doesn't have to be like that - here are five ways to build a Strategy for You.

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    Boeing has told its employees that it plans to close its massive defense plant in Wichita, Kan., before the end of 2013 in a bid to cut costs in a tight market for defense spending.

  • The Power of Presence - Kristi Hedges

    There's a lot of buzz about “executive presence” these days. It’s the business "it" factor, but what exactly is "executive presence" and if you don't have it - can you get it? Yes, says this author.

  • Santelli: Will The Job Market Perk Up?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down how the amount of people in the labor force can affect the unemployment rate.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The downturn in the euro zone's vast private sector economy eased slightly towards the new year thanks to an upturn in Germany, although the region still looks firmly on course for recession, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Stocks started the new year with a  bang and could continue to lift off Wednesday, as investors focus on the groups that got left behind in 2011

  • End of the Mancession?

    New data shows that men have nabbed two out of every three new jobs during this recovery. Could this give an additional boost to men's retailers? Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors president, and Richard Jaffe, Stifel Nicolaus, weigh in.

  • Unemployed Americans attend a National Career Fair

    US manufacturing activity—as well as employment in the sector—rose to the highest level since June, the latest sign that Friday’s jobs number may be better than some expect.

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    US private construction will post growth this year for the first time since 2005, and will be an important driver of gross domestic product growth and job creation in 2012, according to a report by investment firm AllianceBernstein.

  • Share, Retweet, Repeat - by John Hlinko

    "The term 'viral marketing' has been around so long that it’s become clichéd. However, the deeper penetration of the Internet combined with the advent of hyper-viral social-media platforms mean that the ability to go viral is now greater than ever – as is the potential reward." The key is hitting the “Viral Trifecta" and in this post, the author tells you how to do that.

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    Poll results from the December Small Business Authority Market Sentiment Survey, released today, reveal that independent business owners are optimistic about the economy heading into 2012.