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    How should the UK escape from a slump that seems sure to be longer and more costly than the Great Depression of the 1930s, asks the FT's Martin Wolf?

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    Hungry for a trading idea that has nothing to do with the mess in Europe? Here's one that's a world away.

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    “If your mother hasn’t called you crazy yet, then you haven’t graduated from the school of entrepreneurship,” Sock said.

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    It is impossible to achieve success without a fighting spirit, creative thinking and persistence. That was the message that came across from the opening morning at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2011 in Deauville.

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    CNBC's Rick Santelli takes a look at jobless claims and trade data, showing that new claims for unemployment benefits edged down last week and that the trade gap with China has hit an all-time high.

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    China's unhappy, Europe gets a reality check, and Australians are getting jobs - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Some protesters have assailed news media outlets for scoffing at their leaderless nature and lack of agreed-upon goals, but some have also carefully courted attention from those outlets, writes Brian Stelter in the New York Times.

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    The chances of a third round of quantitative easing in the US this year have faded to "bordering on nil", unless jobs figures get much worse, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Bank seizures of US homes fell in the third quarter but an upswing in default notices suggests foreclosures could start to rise again, a report by RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

  • Occupy Wall Street

    It may be hard to pin down exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want, but one of the sources of their frustration seems clear. Many of the demonstrators are drowning in student debt.

  • House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    President Obama needs to stop campaigning and start working with Republican lawmakers who are interested in finding common ground for policies that will improve the economy, Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

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    I imagine everyone would love to take a break from the ongoing market turmoil, but as a solution from euro zone governments is still not apparent, it’s difficult to ignore. Time to cut down on the talk and move to solutions. Among the number of options available, I believe the following steps are the most practical and the best way forward when one is stuck between a rock and a hard place:

  • Occupy Wall Street Update

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters moving uptown in New York City.

  • Asher Edelman Supports Occupy Wall Street

    "The government has given over $400B of free money to the banks and the only way we can pull ourselves out of this mess is to provide fiscal, with monetary policy," says Asher Edelman, ArtAssure founder/president who has joined in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. CNBC's Gary Kaminsky has the story.

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    A group of corporate and labor leaders advising President Obama is calling for sweeping policy changes, from liberalized immigration and less restrictive regulations to a more business friendly tax system and greater infrastructure spending.

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    Since August the market has been very volatile. Huge market swings for stocks added to a sense of crisis as investors fretted over Greek default, the global banking system and a slowdown in the US economy.

  • Talking Numbers: Market Bottom?

    Weekly indicators are oversold, daily momentum is positively diverging, and the S&P 500 is moving through a downtrend. Insight into whether its time for investors to add positions, with Robert Sluymer, RBC Capital Markets.

  •  Blue Collar Workers and Jobs

    Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric chairman/CEO called for a national urgency on jobs during his interview on CBS "60 Minutes" last night. Discussing whether part of the employment problem could be that teenagers are avoiding getting the skills needed for blue collar jobs, with David Roberts, Carlisle Companies CEO.

  • CNBC's Brian Shactman reports from downtown Manhattan where the "Occupy Wall Street" protests are impacting local businesses.

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    "Make no mistake— there are still challenges for women in the workplace, even 40 years after we entered the workforce. But over the course of my career, I’ve learned that the key to success lies in ... hard work, determination and relationships with people," says Joyce Russell,  EVP and President of Adecco Staffing U.S.