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  • Aug 15- Slackness in the labor market is keeping U.S. wages from rising, according to research published by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank on Friday. So far, Fed Chair Janet Yellen has resisted that pressure, drawing in part on her view that low wage growth suggests the labor market is weaker than headline unemployment suggests.

  • Santelli: Spongy European data     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • Bond market bullishness ramps up Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    In a weakening global economy, U.S. Treasurys have a lot of fans. Thursday’s $16 billion 30-year bond auction saw demand for a long bond yielding 3.22 percent.

  • Santelli: Bad news is good news in Europe     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • *Weekly jobless claims rise 21,000. WASHINGTON, Aug 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy early in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that retail sales, which had increased 0.2 percent in June, were in part held back by a second straight month of declines in receipts at auto dealers.

  • Santelli: Treasurys down after light retail sales     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 13- The U.S. The central bank has held the overnight federal funds rate near zero since December 2008, and is close to winding down a lengthy program of bond purchases that will have swelled its balance sheet to more than $4 trillion.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 12- Approaching a historic turn in U.S. monetary policy, Janet Yellen has staked her tenure as chair of the Federal Reserve on a simple principle: she'd rather fight inflation than another economic downturn.

  • Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure. A five-year rally in junk bonds abruptly stalled last month.

  • A controversial theory is starting to scare the Fed Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Stanley Fischer sworn in as member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System by Janet Yellen

    Will America ever get back on its feet? Some Fed officials are beginning to wonder.

  • US job openings in June hit 13-year-plus high Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May's total of 4.58 million, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

  • Santelli dissects Treasury patterns     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

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

  • Fed intentions     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on which stocks are leading the Nasdaq; and discussing the uptick in market volatility and Fed policy, with Bob Keiser, S&P Capital IQ.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- Employment growth at the largest U.S. companies has lagged far behind increases in revenue and operating profit since the start of the century, as firms reaped the benefits of globalization, technology, and other ways to operate more productively, according to a Reuters analysis of corporate data.

  • *Second-quarter productivity rises at 2.5 percent pace. WASHINGTON, Aug 8- Productivity at U.S. nonfarm businesses rebounded strongly in the second quarter, putting a lid on wage pressures and giving the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • Santelli: Yield curve on right track     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

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

  • Junk bond warning? No way, says BofAML strategist Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Forget the "bubble" talk—Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s top high-yield strategist says that junk bonds are just fine.

  • At this year's Camp Kotok- an annual gathering of boldface names in finance, helmed by Cumberland Advisors' David Kotok- the issue took center stage during an evening debate at Leen's Lodge, a collection of log cabins set on the placid shores of West Grand Lake.