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  • Inflation Ups & Downs: Can The Data be Trusted? Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 11:15 AM ET

    We told you earlier about the U.S. economic reports out today. And it seems inflation is back or at least it looks that way according to the latest wholesale numbers.  November's overall PPI rose to a 32 year high. But looking back at last week--the data suggested consumer inflation was tame. So--can the government's data really be trusted? Is inflation a risk or not? CNBC’s Liz Claman asked two of the nation’s most celebrated economists.

  • Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist, First Trust Advisors Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 4:50 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview on cnbc.com’s home page, the "optimistic" forecaster talks to CNBC’s Joe Kernen about tax hikes – and other acts he says cause recessions.

  • CNBC's Domm: The Day's Market Preview Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 8:19 AM ET

    Takeover activity, weaker oil and a firmer U.S. dollar are building the foundation for a higher stock market open today as investors focus on the Fed's meeting tomorrow. European shares are rising amid a flurry of deal talk, and Tokyo stocks ended higher as the yen weakened against the dollar overnight.

  • Today on cnbc.com Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 8:07 AM ET

    Good morning. A bit of inspiration from our quote of the day. It's from artist Vincent Van Gogh: "I dream my painting and then I paint my dream." Dream on all.  A lot to digest this week starting with the Fed meeting on Tuesday. We'll get a look on what might happen in regards to interest rates.

  • Coming Up Monday on cnbc.com Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 4:50 PM ET

    We have a busy day ahead on Monday. Scheduled topics and guests include: Spam (the email kind) and just why it's once again flooding email addresses in huge numbers. Richard Prati--CEO and Chairman of American Technology Research--will be on "Squawk Box" to give the reasons why spammers are at it again in increasing numbers.

  • House Passes Tax, Energy Bill Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 4:50 PM ET

    The House of Representatives has approved legislation that extends popular tax breaks, opens the Gulf of Mexico to new oil and gas drilling and cancels a scheduled pay cut for doctors who treat the elderly under Medicare.

  • Market Wrap: Modest Gains On Mixed Data Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 4:46 PM ET

    Here's our last look at the markets today--U.S. stocks rallied modestly after a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report sparked the first weekly gain in equities in the last month. Also--market moving comments heard on CNBC today from Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson sent the U.S. dollar higher. Mary Thompson has all the winners and loser - she's CNBC's "Eye On The Floor."

  • Today on cnbc.com Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 7:56 AM ET

    Good morning. We'll start with our quote of the day from journalist Barry C. Forbes: "Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living." Something to remember for those working 10 hour days. Now--here's what's ahead for the day on cnbc.com and CNBC-TV.

  • CNBC's Liesman: U.S. Jobs Report Preview Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 1:51 PM ET
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    The markets are more than likely gearing up for the most anticipated piece of economic data this week--that's the U.S. jobs report for November. It comes out Friday. CNBC's Steve Liesman gave a preview on "Power Lunch." Steve said the Dow Jones Survey of Economists sees job growth of 110,000 for November.

  • Iraq Study Group: Impact On U.S. Economy Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 | 12:56 PM ET

    The Iraq Study Group is out with its findings. The questions remain: Will President Bush listen and what impact will this have on the U.S. economy. CNBC's John Harwood appeared on "Morning Call." Harwood said the report basically came down to a couple of major conclusions: more diplomacy is needed and a reduced role for U.S. troops by 2008.

  • CNBC's Santelli And Analyst: Yield Curve Debate Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 8:14 AM ET

    The yield curve has not been this inverted (where short term interest rates are higher than long term) since December of 2000--and the last time around--that level of inversion foreshadowed a steep decline in the equity market.