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  • A police officer patrols the beach next to the synthetic plank boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, which was mostly destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene.

    Beaches along the Atlantic coast took a beating over the weekend from Hurricane Irene, which caused heavy damage to some popular seaside tourist towns while sparing others the worst of its powerful wind and waves.

  • Town at Epicenter of Quake Exhales as Irene Passes Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 3:34 PM ET

    The people of Mineral, Va., were starting to whether Mother Nature had it in for them.

  • Damage From Irene Appears to Be Less Than Feared Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy.

  • After Irene: Little Damage Seen in Many Places Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    From North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.

  • Irene 'Wounding' Weekend Box Office Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 10:22 PM ET
    Plastic tape blocks the entrance to the Chambers St subway station August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation’s largest, closed at noon on Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday.

    Hurricane Irene and the closure of at least 1,000 theater locations along the East Coast is expected to put a dent in this weekend's domestic box office.

  • Stocks Log Best Weekly Gain in 8 Weeks Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher in a volatile session Friday after after Bernanke's speech raised hopes that the Fed may consider further stimulus measures to boost the economy during an extended policy meeting next month.

  • Live Blog: Business Braces for Hurricane Irene Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • Futures Slide After GDP, Ahead of Bernanke Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    Futures extended their losses Friday following a weaker-than-expected second quarter GDP report and as investors cautiously waited for Bernanke's speech at a banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Don't Bet on 'Bernanke Put': Analyst     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 5:40 AM ET

    Bernanke is unlikely to announce a third round of quantitative easing in his Jackson Hole speech this afternoon, Tony Fratto, the director of Hamilton Place Strategies, a public policy research firm, told CNBC. "If investors are betting on a Bernanke put, they are setting themselves up for a disappointment. Bernanke hinted at QE3 last year, but I don't think we are going to see that kind of activity today," Fratto said.

  • No Bernanke Sell-Off: Citywire Editor     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    "I wouldn't be surprised to see some selling today based on no news [about QE3 from Jackson Hole], but I don't think it will be a big sell-off," Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, told CNBC.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Rally Ahead of Fed Speech Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session lows Thursday, reversing three days of gains, as investors remained cautious ahead of Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech on Friday.

  • Dow Futures Jump as Berkshire Invests in BofA Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Futures turned positive Thursday, as Berkshire Hathaway said it will invest $5 billion in Bank of America. Futures had been under pressure all morning after weekly jobless claims gained more than expected and following news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced his resignment.

  • Apple Stock a 'Buy': Forbes Editor     Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    "Apple if anything is underpriced. I think the stock is a buy right now," Steve Forbes, the editor of Forbes magazine, told CNBC.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Gain, BofA Surges 11% Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rallied strongly in the final hour Wednesday, logging a three-day gain, after hovering near the flat line for most of the session, but investors remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech at the end of week.

  • Latin American Banks Cozy Up to Asia Amid Turmoil Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Banco Pine Headquarters, Brazil

    Market turmoil in Europe and the U.S. may have made financial institutions in Asia—particularly China—even more attractive sources of credit for Latin American banks.

  • Some Builders Are Ready for the Wave of Seniors Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    A few companies kept their development teams intact in the recession, and are now building new facilities and expanding their operations. And as lending loosens, they say, they are poised to benefit from the housing needs of America’s aging population.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Durable Goods Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures shaved earlier losses Wednesday after durable goods orders jumped much more than expected in July, but still remained under pressure after Moody’s downgraded Japan’s economy by one notch on concerns over the size of the country’s budget deficit.

  • Dow Soars 300, Logs Biggest Gain in 2 Weeks Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 4:31 PM ET
    Streets of NYC after the earthquake on Auguat

    Stocks closed near session highs Tuesday, with the Dow posting its biggest gain in almost two weeks, despite a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia that shook parts of the U.S. East Coast and after investors shrugged off a handful of disappointing economic news.

  • Futures Gain, Helped by Global Markets Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures were higher Tuesday, boosted by better-than-expected manufacturing data in Germany and China, and ahead of a handful of reprots in the U.S.

  • Rally Fizzle-Out Bodes Badly for Markets     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    "I think longer-term we're still in a stable range, or even a decline on economic trends, with potentially slowing economic growth in the United States, a lack of direction in fiscal policy, and the issues in Europe that are still unresolved," Michael Cuggino, president of Permanent Portfolio Funds, told CNBC.