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  • Unemployment Line

    Despite an upswing in hiring during 2011, the jobs crisis could last many more years as millions of Americans struggle to find work.

  • Will Jobs Numbers Give Obama A Leg Up?

    Debating whether the better than expected jobs report will give Obama an advantage in the presidential election, with Keith Boykin, fmr. Clinton White House aide; Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; and Herman Cain, (R) fmr. Presidential candidate.

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    Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investing advice, including top picks for 2012 and defense, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.

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    The euro has dipped below 1.27, and these investors say it still has a ways to go.

  • Santelli: Jobless Rate Not as Good As It Looks

    CNBC's Rick Santelli says the credit markets correctly understand that due to structural changes in the participation rate, one needs to look at more than the unemployment rate to get an accurate picture of what's happening in the labor market. He argues the rate now understates the magnitude of country's continuing economic problems.

  • Jobs Numbers Showing Strength

    The December data shows an improvement, and for the unemployment rate to go down again is a good sign of where the trends are, says Austan Goolsbee, Chicago Booth School of Business. Insight on whether there is another shoe to drop in terms of the job force getting back on track, with Matt McDonald, Republican economic strategist.

  • December Unemployment Rate Down to 8.5%

    December non-farm payrolls are up 200,000, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing whether unemployment will continue to move south and a breakdown of the data, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ed Lazaer, Stanford economic professor; Steve Case, AOL founder; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

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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.