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  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. economy's recent poor performance may be more than transitory, as the full impact of weak consumer spending, low investment and a strong dollar become apparent, Federal Reserve board member Lael Brainard said on Tuesday. Most, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen, have insisted that a rate hike remains in the cards this year as the economy...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Last July, when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spurred a sell-off in healthcare stocks by saying that valuations in shares of biotech companies looked "stretched," portfolio manager Graham Tanaka saw an opportunity. After a year-long buying spree, he now has more than a quarter of his $17 million Tanaka Growth fund portfolio in healthcare...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- A leading mutual fund trade group is asking U.S. regulators to pressure their international counterparts to abandon efforts to draft criteria that could be used by countries to designate large funds as systemically risky. In a May 28 letter made public on Monday, Investment Company Institute President Paul Schott Stevens told the heads of...

  • Bernanke still blind to market bubbles Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, March 2, 2015 in Washington.

    The former Fed chair is speaking out. Investors shouldn't listen, says Michael Pento.

  • Santelli: A rambunctious time   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Santelli: A rambunctious time

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

  • Kudlow: Here's what the GOP needs Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:52 PM ET

    On the eve of the GOP primaries, here’s the big question: What must we do to restore America’s long-term economic-growth performance?

  • June swoon looming? Here's what to watch out for Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets face a barrage of potential catalysts as the month of June begins, a traditional period of stock market weakness.

  • Gold ends up on softer dollar, Greece uncertainty Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    Gold edged up from Thursday's 2 1/2-week low, supported by a softer dollar and uncertainty over Greece's debt talks.

  • Why the Federal Reserve is wrong. Again Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington on May 6, 2015.

    The Fed's monetary policy is behind the curve once more, says Michael Farr.

  • Birinyi sees 6% gain from here Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Laszlo Birinyi, president of Birinyi Associates

    Legendary trader Laszlo Birinyi sees all the bearish talk from his peers and the media and takes the opposite view.

  • U.S. Bancorp's leader has warned that his company might consider cutting staff if interest rates don't begin to rise later this year, as federal officials have indicated. Chairman and CEO Richard Davis told guests at a conference that engaged and happy employees are a key to making the company perform well and ultimately return value to shareholders.

  • More government data flawed   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    More government data flawed

    A big government report out this morning but senior economics reporter Steve Liesman says the Street is taking it with a big grain of salt.

  • *Gold recovers from previous day's 2 1/ 2- week low. LONDON, May 29- Gold edged up from Thursday's 2 1/ 2- week low, supported by a softer dollar and uncertainty over Greece's debt talks, but remained under pressure on Friday from expectations U.S. interest rates might rise soon. "The recent surge in the dollar, which pushed crude oil prices lower, has put pressure on gold,"...

  • Santelli: A drift lower in yields   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:39 AM ET
    Santelli: A drift lower in yields

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

  • LONDON, May 29- Gold steadied off the previous session's 2-1/ 2 week low on Friday, supported by uncertainty over Greece's debt talks, but still under pressure from expectations that a rise in U.S. interest rates may come soon. Spot gold was at $1,188.30 an ounce at 0915 GMT, little changed from late on Thursday, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were up 30 cents...

  • *European markets inch lower, wary eyes on Greece. LONDON, May 29- The dollar inched higher on Friday, putting it on track for a monthly rise in May, while Chinese shares steadied after a plunge a day earlier that stoked concerns about the financial health of the world's second largest economy. European stock markets were a touch lower, with dealers pointing to doubts...

  • *Gold supported by easier dollar. SINGAPORE, May 29- Gold was hovering above a 2-1/ 2- week low on Friday as the dollar gave back some of its recent gains, but the metal was still headed for a second straight weekly decline on the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates. "The market looks set to continue to trade in a $1,180- $1,195 range with a break to the downside looking...

  • First GDP, now productivity: Another data flaw? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    An assembly line worker loads cast iron cookware into machinery at the Lodge Manufacturing Co. factory in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

    Critical government reports on the U.S.'s productivity growth appear to have the same seasonal problems that CNBC uncovered in the GDP data.

  • More questions about government data   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    More questions about government data

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on questionable economic data from the government.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 28- Gold inched higher after hitting a 2-1/ 2 week low on Thursday as the dollar and global shares fell alongside uncertainty about Greece and an unexpected rise in U.S. jobless claims. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,188.30 an ounce by 2:26 p.m. EDT after falling to $1,180.55, the lowest since May 11. European Central Bank Vice President Vitor...