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  • Eye on the Economy   Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 4:34 PM ET
    Eye on the Economy

    Insight on what it will take to jumpstart the U.S. economy, with Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs, and David Hale, David Hale Global Economics.

  • Stocks End Higher Ahead of Jobs, Earnings Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed to the upside in another thin trading session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off a handful of weak economic news and looked ahead to Friday's employment report in addition to earnings season, which kicks off next week.

  • A Northern Currency that's Ready to Light Up Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar is poised to beat very low expectations, unlike one major currency we could name.

  • Stocks Edge Up Ahead of Earnings, Jobs Report Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 2:47 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly higher in another thin trading session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off a handful of weak economic news and looked ahead to Friday's employment report in addition to earnings season, which kicks off next week.

  • Nebraska's Booming Economy   Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 1:45 PM ET
    Nebraska's Booming Economy

    What's behind Nebraska's 4.2% unemployment rate, the second lowest in the nation, with Gov. Dave Heineman, (R) Nebraska.

  • Stocks Edge Up, Shaking Off Economic News Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Stocks edged higher in another choppy, thin-volume session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off news that ISM non-manufacturing index slipped last month and China's latest interest rate increase.

  • Futures Turn Lower After China Rate Hike Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 8:24 AM ET

    Futures were lower Wednesday as traders were disappointed by China's latest attempt to slow inflation and some bad news from the jobs market.

  • Currency Wars Not Over, Says Brazil Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 1:00 AM ET
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    Brazil is preparing a range of additional measures to stem the damaging rise of the real as the global currency war shows no signs of ending, according to Guido Mantega, the country’s finance minister, reported the FT.

  • Dow, S&P Snap 5-Day Rally; Oil Climbs Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P breaking a five-day winning streak, as investors largely shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Portugal's rating into junk territory and ahead of some key employment news expected later this week.

  • Stocks Struggle to Close Higher; Banks Slip Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    Stocks paring earlier losses in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, as investors largely shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Portugal's rating into junk territory.

  • Stocks Waver; Banks Decline, Energy Gains Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stocks struggled for direction in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, after logging their biggest gain last week in almost two years.

  • Futures Turn Mixed After Holiday Weekend Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    Futures wavered ahead of the open Tuesday as traders took a cautious stance after the long weekend, waiting to see if economic growth will return to the U.S. and whether concerns over Greek debt can be eased.

  • Stocks Log Best Week in Almost Two Years Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:07 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher Friday to finish their best week almost two years following a stronger-than-expected manufacturing report that helped calm some doubts over the slowing recovery.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.

  • Stocks Advance 1%, All Dow 30 Stocks Higher Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    Stocks gained for a fifth straight session on Friday and were on track to finish their best week in nearly a year following a stronger-than-expected manufacturing reading, helping to dispel some doubts about the recovery.

  • Future Gain Ahead of Economic News Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    Futures gained Friday, following the stock market's strongest rally since September in the previous session on the heels of stronger-than-expected economic news and over optimism that Greece's debt crisis would see a resolution.

  • New Twist in Strauss-Kahn Affair Shocks France Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:35 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    France is in shock again in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga, as in the latest twist of the story the Socialist politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be cleared of accusations of sex crimes against a maid in a New York hotel.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.

  • Stocks Close 2nd Quarter On a Bullish Note Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stocks closed the second quarter on a bullish note, helped by Greece's efforts to stave off default and despite the end of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • Futures Positive Despite Weak Jobs Picture Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

    US stock market futures pointed to a higher open  for Wall Street on Thursday as the Greek  parliament was expected to pass a second crucial vote to introduce 28 billion euros of spending cuts, tax hikes and privatizations.