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  • Restaurant Sales Hit New High as Frugality Fades Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    More Americans say they are less frugal than they were a few years ago. Time to release that pent-up desire to eat out, a survey suggests.

  • Guillotine Set to Fall as French Economy Tanks Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.

  • Here's Why Gold Won't Fall Through the Floor Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.

  • Toppy? Sellers Start to Emerge in the Bull Market Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Some market watchers say they are starting to spot something that they haven't seen for a while: sellers moving back into stocks.

  • Art Market Is '100 Percent a Bubble': Novogratz Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    A woman bids at auction.

    Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group said the art market is "100 percent a bubble," and he predicts it will be the next gold.

  • 'Death Cross'? Yields May Break 1% Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The 10-year Treasury is facing a huge drop in yield and a flight from risk, one analysis showed.

  • Home Builder Confidence Tops Forecast in May Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    US home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes rose in May despite increasing building materials costs, an index showed on Wednesday.

  • Class of 2013 Comes of Age in Weak Economy Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:52 AM ET
    Steve Heiss stands with fellow graduates before participating in commencement ceremonies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 11, 2013.

    The members of the class of 2013 are apprehensive and left to reroute their future due to their exposure to economic uncertainty and high unemployment.

  • Longer Benefits Keep People Jobless? Maybe Not Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
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    Extended unemployment benefits do not keep people from finding a job, a report showed. But whether extensions help or hurt the jobs picture is far from settled.

  • Industrial Production Drops as Weather Takes Toll Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    U.S. industrial production fell by more than expected in April, reflecting a broad decline in factory output and a weather-related decrease in demand for utilities.

  • Commodity Fears and China Trouble Fund Managers Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Even as stocks extend their mostly uninterrupted path higher, fund managers are holding big amounts of cash, worrying about China and a commodities crash.

  • Repossessions Rise Along With Automakers' Rebound Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    Recovery Agent or 'repo man' Jeff Grevelding breaks into a vehicle while repossessing it after it's owner fell behind in loan payments.

    Auto repossessions rise due to borrowers defaulting on their auto loans. Has the industry gone too far selling new cars and trucks to those with subprime credit records?

  • REITs Trounce Stocks as Investors Pour In Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    The returns on real estate investment trusts (REITs) were more than three times those of the broader equity market in April, according to a new report.

  • This Bullish Indicator at 58-Year High Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The 5.4 percent earnings yield is considerably below its historical average, but nearly triple the 1.9 percent yield of the 10-year Treasury.

  • It's a 'My Cousin Vinny' Market: Tepper Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    David Tepper, President and Founder of Appaloosa Management

    Hedge fund titan David Tepper said he's still bullish on stocks and investors shouldn't worry about the Fed tapering its massive bond-buying program.

  • Oil Plunge Tames US Import Prices in April Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    U.S. import prices fell in April due to a drop in oil costs, a positive sign for household finances.

  • For Small Business, Things Finally Looking Up Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    NFIB's widely watched Index of Small Business Optimism rose 2.6 points to 92.1 last month, erasing a drop of 1.3 during March.

  • Amid Rally, Market Flooded With Shares Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The strong rally this year is being met with a heightened level of supply, setting up a big bet that retail investors will keep buying what Wall Street is selling.

  • We're Living Through a 'Tech Depression': Andreessen Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:01 AM ET
    Andreessen: I'm Bullish on Facebook, Mobile Tech

    Venture Capitalist Marc Andreessen explains why you shouldn't expect a game changing tech IPO anytime soon.

  • US Oil Boom to Help Meet New Global Demand: IEA Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    U.S. shale oil will help meet most of the world's new oil demand in the next five years, even if the global economy picks up steam, the West's energy agency said on Tuesday.

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