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  • The Federal Reserve ought to signal that it's ready to back off the strong monetary easing policies it put into place during the financial crisis, Kevin Ferry of Cronus Futures Management told CNBC.

  • Live From CME Global Financial Leadership Conference Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    Maria Bartiromo will be hosting a special edition of Closing Bell today live from the CME Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida and will get rare and exclusive access to Paul Volcker, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • US third-quarter GDP data was "horrible" and investors will soon realize that it wasn't as good as they initially thought, Marc Faber told CNBC.com.

  • Fed's Power Would Be Curtailed by Financial Reform Bill Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    The proposed financial reform bill would amend the Federal Reserve Act to take away the central bank’s independent ability to bailout a specific company.

  • Countries Overloaded With Debt Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    On a surface level it may seem like the United States' debt position, the biggest in the world, is also the worst. But when the numbers are looked at on a more relative basis, the total amount of debt owed by the US, although still quite high, seems more reasonable than that of other nations... at least for now.

  • Wall Street has set its sights beyond a relatively low-impact earnings season and is now looking for bigger and better things.

  • Earnings Season: Five Things We've Learned So Far Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 3:58 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    A cursory look at quarterly earnings suggests corporate America is regaining its foothold. But a look at the stock market's reaction indicates otherwise.

  • Buy Hard Assets — Be 'Anti-Bernanke': Market Pro Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    Stocks surrendered earlier earnings-fueled gains on Friday as investors began to lock in some profits. So where should you put your investment dollars now? Brian Place, president of Place Financial Advisors, and Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, discussed their market outlooks.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Global stocks are near 12-month highs and US companies are beating earnings expectations as volatility sinks.  But some pros think the rally may not last.

  • US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Friday laid out his most detailed description yet of the central bank's post-crisis approach to regulation and said requiring big banks to hold more capital was under consideration.

  • Dollar Dumping Will Remain the Hot Trade Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET

    Pros say there is little to stop the dollar decline until US officials start curbing deficits or the Fed starts boosting interest rates.

  • A Conversation with Art Cashin, UBS Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, has seen a lot in his nearly 50 years in the markets. Recently, he sat down with CNBC's Bob Pisani to offer his take on the last year's events and, fortunately, provide a little perspective.

  • Bernanke Is Playing with Fire Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 4:50 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a big speech yesterday and never mentioned the beleaguered dollar. Not once. This is just incredible — beyond the pale. And so for now, the story remains the same: Gold and commodities continue to boom, while the greenback plunges further.

  • Dow Gains Nearly 100 Amid Earnings Optimism Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Dow Up Over 100 Points, Led by CAT Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Bernanke called for the US to whittle down its record-high budget deficits and for countries like China to get their consumers to spend more.

  • Stocks Move Higher; Techs Drag Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks moved higher Monday, after a wobbly start, as techs dragged but investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Will Fed Listen to Barron's and Hike Rates? Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 6:48 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates now or the US economy will be faced with another bubble, Barron's warned in its cover story; but analysts say this will not happen.

  • Futures Edge Higher, Earnings in Focus Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:56 AM ET

    Good news for a Monday morning: stock index futures are pointing to a modestly higher open this morning, rather than what happened exactly 22 years ago today - the infamous crash of 1987. 

  • Dow Ends Below 10,000 Amid Earnings Worry Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 6:35 PM ET

    Stocks pared some of their earlier losses but were still lower as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.