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  • OECD: US Recovery on Track, BRICs Falter Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 6:01 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    The U.S. economy continues to expand, but the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — are showing a moderation in economic activity.

  • America Can’t Escape China’s Inflation Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:47 PM ET

    Although inflation has not come to America yet, it might soon because of raging inflation in its second largest trading partner, China, which is causing companies to increase the prices of goods shipped to the U.S.

  • As Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I am particularly focused on ways to increase small company access to capital and bridge the gap between lenders and borrowers.

  • Farr: Can America Be Fixed? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    For America to return to better days we have to start by thinking better of ourselves and hold ourselves to a higher standard.

  • Two Football Fields of Money Achieved What? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:43 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to throw two football fields worth of dollars at the US economy all that has been achieved is a fall in unemployment from 10 percent to 9.1 percent, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Banks Battle Over US Tax Laws Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:40 AM ET

    Banks and foreign governments are mounting an increasingly desperate push against a sweeping US tax law that will force overseas institutions to report their American clients to the Internal Revenue Service, reported the FT.

  • 'Tired of Obama' Taking Keynes' Name in Vain Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    To spend or not to spend. That is the question dominating the thoughts of economists and politicians across the world as the impact of austerity, or lack of it, on growth rates slowly becomes apparent.

  • Divided OPEC Losing Control of Oil Market Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    As OPEC ministers met in Vienna this week it became clear that the cartel is now divided between those wanting to raise output, like Saudi Arabia, and those wanting to hold it and keep prices high.

  • New Fundamental Rules for the Greenback: HSBC Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 1:57 AM ET

    The foreign exchange market has turned upside down and the dollar no longer has an anchor as investors grapple with the implications of quantitative easing, discussions to raise the debt ceiling and the recent slowdown in US growth, according to David Bloom, the global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • Diamond Prices Set To Sparkle Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 9:29 PM ET
    Diamonds

    Diamonds are, apparently, forever, and they are fetching record prices in the rough.

  • Open sign in window

    When states make their pitches to companies, those pitches invariably include selling points that will somehow be paid for by taxpayers. Business incentives, quality education, strong infrastructure—none of that is free.

  • US Economy’s Woes Shift the Focus of Budget Talks Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 6:12 AM ET

    Recent signs that the economic recovery is flagging have introduced a new tension into the bipartisan budget negotiations.

  • Investors Move to Sidelines: Barclays Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET

    Economic data on both sides of the Atlantic pointing to a slowdown is rattling investors' nerves and is likely to keep them on the sidelines for the rest of the month, Barclays Capital expects.

  • S&P Is 'Dead Wrong' About US Debt: Pro Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:21 AM ET

    Despite grave warnings by rating agencies about the United States' debt problems, not all financial experts feel the same. Jay Feuerstein, chief executive officer of investment company 2100 Xenon, says the agencies are "dead wrong".

  • Job Search

    Analysts have been feverishly revising down their growth projections. Much depends on the effectiveness of policies and, critically, whether there will finally be a more coherent and sustained policy response in systemically important countries, especially the US and Europe.

  • Liesman: Don't Blame Bernanke for Market Drop Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    I have to differ with those who say Bernanke tanked the market in Tuesday's remarks to the International Monetary Conference. My read is he's throwing the market a bone, not taking one way.

  • Johnson: How to Create Jobs in America Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Our beloved two party political system is currently negotiating an increase to the debt ceiling, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.

  • A recovery in the US housing market and growth for the US economy are key to the global economic recovery, along with growth in China and further funding for Greece, Gary Baker, head of European equity strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch told CNBC.

  • The Road to Recovery Gets Steeper Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    What is one to make of recent economic data, particularly in the advanced countries? Is the world economy slowing? If so, should policy do anything about it and, if so, what might the alternatives be? The FT reports.

  • Barack Obama

    Following a threat to put the United States' debt on review for downgrade by Moody’s ratings agency, the risks of Washington making a major mistake are rising, according to Lee Hardman, the chief economist at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.