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  • Dubai

    Even the Gulf countries were not spared by the European and U.S. debt crisis. With unemployment figures estimated as high as 12 percent, the United Arab Emirates has lots of gaps to fill, Saqr Ghobash, the minister of labor for the UAE, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Putting America Back to Work

    Jeffrey Joerres, Manpower Group president/CEO with a look at the U.S. jobs market and what it will take to get Americans back to work.

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    The once-booming South, which entered the recession with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, is now struggling with some of the highest rates of joblessness, the New York Times reports.

  • What's Next?

    The price movements that have emerged over the past two months in gold (and silver) prices have proved fascinating, writes Simon Derrick, head of currency research at Bank of New York Mellon.

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    Goldman Sachs, bracing for what could be one of its worst quarters since it went public 12 years ago, is preparing to expand its cost-cutting initiative by hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reports.

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    While the country as a whole remains in the economic doldrums, a huge swath of the American economy is growing. 

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    For decades, we have often heard that the journey to career success requires a college degree. While we all want the best for our children, as parents, it is imperative that we pause to examine the educational myth that permeates society and choose whether or not to perpetuate this mentality.

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    Though many believe Social Security to be vital for the nation's well-being, most young Americans doubt the entitlement will exist when they reach retirement age.

  • Retirement & You - A CNBC Special Report

    Saving for retirement has become harder for most, as other financial demands take priority.

  • Retirement & You - A CNBC Special Report

    As delaying retirement becomes  a reality for more Americans, where do you stand?

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    It's become fashionable to say that longer life spans mean average Americans work well into into their 60s and possibly their 70s—a time once considered the early retirement years. The problem is, few prospects await most people who need or want to stay in the workforce.

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    In this season of economic unease, when neither Washington nor Wall Street seems to have the answers, the descendants of George Marvin are going against the grain. Unlike so many other companies, Marvin Windows has neither laid off workers nor reduced health insurance benefits. And, its executives vow, it won’t, the New York Times reports.

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    Facebook rolled out new changes to its user interface this week. The good news is that it spawned several new Facebook groups. The bad news? They had names like: "We Hate the New Facebook so STOP CHANGING IT!!!"

  • Most of us fully appreciate the importance of a brand to companies like McDonalds, FedEx, or Apple. But, what do people mean when they talk about personal brands? And, why exactly do you need a brand, anyway? This author explains why having a personal brand is so important.

  • Jack Welch

    The US government should freeze regulations and cut marginal tax rates in order to boost hiring and stimulate the U.S. economy, former General Electric chairman Jack Welch told CNBC Friday.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    From Fed policy to Europe to Obamanomics, it’s not a pretty picture.

  • The market is tanking. The economy is headed for a double-dip. What's your move, America?

  • American Healthcare

    Young adults, long the group most likely to be uninsured, are gaining health coverage faster than expected since the 2010 health law began allowing parents to cover them as dependents on family policies. The New York Times reports.

  • George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros said he believed the United States was already experiencing the pain of a double dip recession and that Republican opposition to Obama's fiscal stimulus plans was to blame for sluggish growth.

  • Mad Money, September 21, 2011

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.