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  • Foreigners bought a total of 2.23 trillion yen worth of Japanese shares, including both futures and cash stocks, during Nov. 4-7, according to data provided by the Japan Exchange Group, which operates the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Exchange. The total amount was seen as a record, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities and Nomura Securities...

  • Ben Bernanke is a really funny guy. Seriously Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Even guys who had to bear the weight of the world on their shoulders can laugh a little, too.

  • How Ben Bernanke's refi rejection could help you Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    The former Fed chair being turned down for a home refinancing loan should serve as a call-to-action, HomeServices CEO Ronald Peltier tells CNBC.

  • Sorry, Mr. President. Your card was declined Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    President Barack Obama said on Friday that his credit card was rejected at the classy Estela restaurant in Manhattan.

  • Volatility will remain high as the U.S. moves to raise rates, and could pose difficulties for emerging markets, Mexico’s Finance Minister said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Of all the key government players involved in saving the U.S. economy from collapse back in the autumn of 2008, Edward Quince has hardly earned a mention. The Wall Street Journal, which earlier on Friday reported Bernanke's alias, said the Fed's general counsel testified that the former Fed chairman used the name during the financial crisis to...

  • Gartman says the euro 'is doomed to failure' Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Conflicting economic priorities in Europe likely will spell the end for the region's common currency, according to Dennis Gartman.

  • Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:59 PM ET
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    In court, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke defended the government's bailout package for AIG, including an equity stake taken by the government.

  • After-hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Thursday's after hours buzz: AMZN, SYMC & more.

  • Bernanke testifies in AIG trial     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former Fed chair Ben Bernanke appeared slightly combative and vaguely annoyed at questioning. John Levin, CEO of Levin Capital Strategies, provides insight.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the stand on Thursday to defend the U.S. government's bailout of American International Group in 2008, in a fourth day of testimony by former top government officials looking to convince a federal judge that the rescue of the insurance company was legal. Former AIG Chief Executive Hank...

  • CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's testimony suggests AIG had no other options at the time of its government bailout.

  • Why markets fear a second 'taper tantrum'     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC.com's Jeff Cox explains a dire scenario that could keep Fed officials up at night: losing control of the interest rate structure.

  • This is the 'doomsday' bond market scenario Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    The fear is that an exodus for the door along the same lines as the "taper tantrum" could crush the market.

  • AIG bailout trial: Geithner on the stand     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former New York Fed president and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on the stand answering questions about the AIG bailout.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis. "AIG, either fairly or unfairly,... became a symbol for all that is bad on Wall Street," Paulson said as he testified about...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson told a packed courtroom on Monday that AIG shareholders were singled out for punishment as part of the U.S. government's attempt to contain the contagion of the 2008 financial crisis. "AIG, either fairly or unfairly,... became a symbol for all that is bad on Wall Street," Paulson said as he testified about...

  • AIG trial: Paulson's testimony     Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's testimony wrapped up quicker than expected at the AIG bailout trial, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Tough grilling over AIG bailout     Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the big week ahead for the AIG bailout trial. Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke; former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; and former Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, will take the stand this week.