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  • Sales of Distressed US Homes Fall in First Quarter Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:54 AM ET
    Foreclosure

    Sales of distressed U.S. homes fell in the first quarter as demand remained weak, but they still made up about 28 percent of total sales, the highest amount in a year, a RealtyTrac report said Thursday.

  • Newly Obtained Report Details Libyan Investments Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 7:02 PM ET

    The anti-corruption group Global Witness says it has obtained a document that details for the first time the involvement of Western banks—including some in the U.S.—in financing the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddhafi.

  • Stocks End Modestly Higher as Energy Gains Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher, snapping a three-day losing streak thanks to news that gasoline demand was stabilizing, and as investors shrugged off weak economic news.

  • Stocks Gain Before Close, Led by Energy Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains just before the close, but remained on track to snap a three-day losing streak thanks to news that gasoline demand was stabilizing.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Materials, Energy Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks gained despite further evidence of weakening in the nation's manufacturing sector and continuing concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Futures Remain Lower After Durable Goods Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as concerns over the euro zone debt crisis and fears of a Greek default in particular weighed on sentiment.

  • Disappointing Durable Goods  Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 9:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman says takes a look at what's behind the slowdown in industrial production.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • Do Markets Still Trust Rating Agencies' Decisions? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    Belgium became the latest small European nation to come under the cloud of having its credit ratings outlook cut on Monday. As rating agencies themselves are increasingly criticized, is this the threat it once was?

  • Stocks Close Lower After Choppy Session Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly lower amid further signs of economic weakness, and despite a positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs, which lifted prices of oil and metals.

  • Stocks Turn Lower Before Close; Energy Gains Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks turned modestly lower before the close amid more news of weakness in the nation's manufacturing sector, and a positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs lifted prices of oil and metals.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Energy Rises, Banks Fall Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed a day after a steep selloff, although energy and materials sectors were lifted by a positive report on commodities prices by Goldman Sachs.

  • Companies in the wind power industry are gearing up for expansion, despite hurdles such as decreasing demand for electricity and lower natural gas prices.

  • Futures Gain Slightly as Euro Debt Fears Linger Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures gained ahead of the open Tuesday, tracking European and Asian shares higher a day after the markets sold off amid fears over euro zone debt troubles and falling commodity prices.

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on Global Concerns Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower, triggered by worries over euro zone debt troubles and signs of a slowing economy in Europe and Asia.

  • Stocks Decline Before Close, Led by Tech Monday, 23 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses but remained significantly lower on worries over euro zone debt troubles, and signs of a slowing economy in Europe and Asia.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by Industrials; CAT Falls Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks traded sharply lower amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.

  • Futures Sharply Lower on Euro Zone Worries Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    Stock index futures sank ahead of the open amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.

  • Will Barack O'Bama Cheer Up the Irish? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama (or Barack O’Bama as some Irish jokers have dubbed him) is one of many Americans with Irish roots who come back to the old country to visit the places their ancestors left.