Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com. She covers the economy, markets, investing or anything else with a dollar sign on her blog, Jill on Money, as well as on television and radio. Prior to the launch of MoneyWatch in 2009, Jill was the chief investment officer for an independent investment advisory firm. In her infancy, she was an independent options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York. 

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Features by Jill Schlesinger

Chase earnings signal downturn for financial services

J.P. Morgan Chase reported its earnings were down 23 percent today. What does this mean for the rest of the big banks?
Posted In: bank, Earnings, J.P. Morgan Chase

December ends 2011 employment story on good note

The December jobs report showed that 200,000 new jobs were created in the month, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.5, the lowest rate since February 2009.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Unemployment falls to 8.5%, lowest in three years

The nation's economy added 200,000 jobs in the month of December, while the jobless rate ticked down to 8.5 percent.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

The economic horizon for 2012

What can we expect from the housing, jobs, and European markets in the year ahead?
Posted In: 2012, business, Europe debt crisis

Is payroll tax extension a win for consumers?

The payroll tax cut extension amounts to an extra $1,000 in the average workers' pocket for 2012. What does it mean for the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax

Congress could settle on a two month extension

Long-term budget issues in Washington are yet to be resolved, but it is likely that leaders will settle on a temporary two month extension of the payroll tax cuts.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., federal budget

Shutdown averted, Congress weighs stimulus

Now that Congress has averted a government shutdown, it takes up the extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., government spending, federal budget

Markets hoping that EU deal goes through as planned

The EU plan still has to be ratified, and if the deal collapses, it could hit everything from the stock markets to the job outlook for Americans.
Posted In: stock market, Europe debt crisis

EU RIP? Europe deal fractures union

A new fiscal pact leaves the U.K. and three other nations out in the cold, as European leaders scramble to convince investors that they have diffused the debt bomb at the European summit in Brussels
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

Unemployment rate drops to 8.6% in November

The unemployment rate hits its lowest level in two and a half years, but not all the numbers are so rosy.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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