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  • Unemployed men queuing for coffee and bread at a soup kitchen run by the Bahai Fellowship at 203 East 9th Street, New York, circa 1930.

    The countries that will have the most success in weakening the real value of their currencies "are likely to flourish better or at least suffer less than others," author Andrew Smithers wrote.

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    "When I look at Zuccotti or McPherson or Grant Park, I’m not surprised the Occupiers don’t have a fixed agenda, writes the best-selling author," adding, "For decades, we’ve been like a tether ball in a schoolyard, pummeled by so much abuse from so many different directions that we’ve just spun around in circles. Now, the Occupiers are stopping the ball."

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    A question that is becoming more pertinent in these straightened economic times is whether it is possible to measure charitable initiatives the way businesses measure their profits.

  • Joey Quits Video

    If you hate your job, or you've ever dreamed of quitting, you've got to watch this video.

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    Unemployment rates dropped in 25 states, rose in 14 and stayed the same in 11. That's a modest improvement from August, when unemployment rose in 26 states.

  • A London demonstrator vents anger at bankers while standing near St. Paul's Cathedral. "Occupy" protestors, as they're known in the United States and United Kingdom, concern themselves primarily with what they see as the domination of society by interests within financial institutions and corporations.

    It’s getting colder in London. We had a lingering summer, but that is over. Not such a great time to be on the streets for any longer than you have to. The central heating goes on and the thick duvet is very welcome.

  • by James Adams

    "As I came to appreciate my partial responsibility for the meltdown, it dawned on me that people shouldn’t be rewarded by the State for helping to create the biggest financial disaster in eighty years," this former Wall Street exec writes, sharing his story of how he set out on a new chapter in his life when he decided to work for McDonalds....but couldn't get hired.

  • Initial Jobless Claims 403,000

    Breaking down the unemployment data and the impact on the markets, with Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

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    Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You'd be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    “For two years I kept thinking that things would get better,”one Florida homeowner tells the New York Times. “Now I think the future doesn’t look so good.”

  • China and the Credit Crisis

    Many of the productivity gains in China have taken place mainly in the export part of the economy, while productivity growth in many purely Chinese firms has lagged behind. Can future gains in Chinese productivity be large enough to compensate for a decreasing working population and big wage increases?

  • Life After

    Weighing in on whether Greece will default, with Martin Feldstein, Harvard University economics professor/Council of Economic Advisors former chairman, who says there is no question that Greece will default. Feldstein also says the weakness in the U.S. is not due to banks exposure to Europe. He adds that we can easily slip into negative numbers.

  • Free Trade = More U.S. Jobs

    In a Democracy, debating is very healthy but both parties should be respectful, says Sen. Charles Grassley, (R-IA), who weighs in on immigration issues and free trade.

  • Obama Jobs Bill and the Economy

    Discussing why President Obama's jobs bill will help create modest economic growth, with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, (D), who also weighs in on why President Obama will be re-elected.

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    The youth unemployment rate is expected to show a "minimal decrease" in 2011 since its peak last year but the young, particularly in areas most hit by the crisis, are struggling to find jobs, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday.

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    Optimism has been a rare commodity in financial markets in 2011, however, institutional investors don’t have the luxury of being able to place their cash under the bed.

  • Firms in Asia to Cut Back on Hiring in Q4

    Mike Game, Asia CEO of Hudson, says hiring expectations are falling across Hong Kong and Singapore, especially in the banking and financial services sector.

  • by Daniel Yergin

    Daniel Yergin's best-selling new book, "The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World" is an in-depth look at the state of the global energy industry that picks up where his Pulitzer Prize winning, "The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" left off.

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    While investors wait to see if the Europeans will agree to a major boost in their rescue fund to backstop sovereign debt and the banks who own it, here at home the economic news has turned slightly more positive.

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    Local governments, once a steady source of employment in tough economic times, are shedding jobs in unprecedented numbers, and heavy payroll losses are expected to persist into next year. USA Today reports.