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  • Business Highlights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...

  • Top US, UK regulators do exercise on bank failure Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Top U.S. and British bank regulators, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, have taken part in an exercise to see how they would handle the failure of a large multinational bank and communicate with each other. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- For Federal Reserve officials already worried about a persistent lack of U.S. wage and price growth, one corner of the bond market may be suggesting even more reason for alarm. The Treasury Inflation Protected Securities market is suggesting price stagnation may be just around the corner. Slowing global growth, particularly because of weakness...

  • *China to offer data hints about its growth prospects. LONDON, Oct 12- China's economy, the second largest in the world, gets a spot check this week with a barrage of data due that should indicate how successful Beijing has been in supporting growth. The International Monetary Fund, for example, has lowered its growth expectations for this year and next in Europe,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom will get together in a war room next week to see if they can cope with any possible fall-out when the next big bank topples over, the two countries said on Friday. Also taking part are Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and the heads of a large number...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom will get together in a war room next week to see if they can cope with any possible fall-out when the next big bank topples over, the two countries said on Friday. Also taking part are Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and the heads of a large number...

  • Plosser: Not concerned about below-target inflation Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Charles Plosser said he is "not too concerned" that inflation has remained a bit below the central bank's 2-percent goal the last couple of years.

  • Santelli: 5-year wins the week     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • Obama has failed on jobs: CEO Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Enough of Obama's overstated optimism. He has failed on jobs and it's time for a change, says this fast food CEO.

  • Top finance officials grapple with weak growth Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:52 AM ET

    Finance ministers and central bank presidents of the Group of 20 nations, which include traditional economic powers such as the United States, Japan and Germany, and emerging economies such as Russia, China and India, were wrapping up two days of talks Friday with a joint statement of goals and a news conference expected in the early afternoon.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 23 Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on " Monetary Policy and Communications" before the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual fall conference in New York- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- 2014 IIF Annual Membership Meeting. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Sobel, Bank of Mexico Deputy Governor...

  • WRAPUP 2-Fed officials keep eyes on mid-2015 rate rise Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, Oct 9- The Federal Reserve will probably start raising interest rates around the middle of next year, two top officials at the U.S. central bank said on Thursday, although both said the exact timing will depend on the economy. "What we think now is that the capital markets have it more or less right but we don't ourselves know when we're going to do it," Fed Vice...

  • WRAPUP 1-Fed officials keep eye on mid-2015 rate rise Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, Oct 9- The Federal Reserve will probably start raising interest rates around the middle of next year, two top officials at the U.S. central bank said on Thursday, although both said the exact timing will depend on the economy. "What we think now is that the capital markets have it more or less right but we don't ourselves know when we're going to do it," Fed Vice...

  • Obamacare could delay a Fed rate hike Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.

    Obamacare and the tax hit some may face next year could delay a rate hike by the Fed, says ex-Treasury official Stephen Myrow. Here's why.

  • Fischer: Fed has a few areas of concerns on stability Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    Speaking at the Brookings Institution, Fischer said the Central Bank had identified a few areas of concern regarding economic stability.

  • Finance officials face global economy under threat Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions— from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan— where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim. The talks began Thursday with discussions among finance ministers and central bank presidents of the Group of 20 nations, which includes traditional...

  • IMF's Lagarde on US Fed policy     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, on October 2, 2014.

    Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, discusses Fed policy and guidance, and the challenges facing the U.S. economy and jobs.

  • Santelli: Bunds under old low     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 22 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the 39th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Peterson Institute/ Moody Investors Service host panel on "The EU financial system on the eve of the single supervisory mechanism." WASHINGTON- 2014 Bretton Woods Committee...

  • 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.