The best and worst cities for jobs

Mar 3, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department will release its February jobs report on Friday. And that got us thinking about - location, location, location. The...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mixed job indicators, changes to home loan requirements

Mar 2, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report Friday, but other key job indicators give us a sense of what to expect. Job placement...

Support for labor unions vs. support for big corporations

Feb 18, 2011
These final notes today. First of all, a follow-up to our item earlier this week about the guy in Philadelphia who's trying to foreclose on Wells...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...

MID-DAY UPDATE: January job numbers, German stock market, and banana wars

Feb 4, 2011
Big news from the U.S. Labor Department today. The unemployment rate is down to 9 percent -- the lowest it's been in almost two years. At the same...

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Midday Update: Job numbers, calorie counts, and Romanian witches

Jan 7, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department's jobs report threw us for a loop today. The nation's unemployment rate fell from 9.8 to 9.4 percent today -- the lowest...

Economy created fewer jobs than expected

Jan 7, 2011
Just when the U.S. job outlook looked a little brighter, the Labor Department's unemployment report threw us yet another curve ball....

MIDDAY UPDATE: Goldman Sachs and Facebook

Jan 3, 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has "friended" Facebook. The mega-bank is pouring half-a-billion dollars into Facebook, boosting the social network's...