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  • Stocks Close Lower After Bernanke Speech Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower in volatile trading Thursday after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to provide additional detail on how to boost the weakening U.S. economy and as investors looked ahead to President Obama's jobs speech later this evening.

  • Futures Add to Losses After Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Futures slipped further Thursday as investors were disappointed by the weekly jobless claims report that showed a gained, while trade deficit rose less than expected.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Euro Zone Bailout Hopes Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    Futures extended their rally Wednesday, attempting to rebound from a three-day decline, following a German court ruling in favor of the country's participation in Greece bailout.

  • Markets 'Trying to Catch Falling Knife': Fund Manager Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The current market volatility and uncertainty has made finding what to buy even more difficult, Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Listen to What Bond Markets Are Telling Us Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
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    What is to be done? To find an answer, listen to the markets. They are saying: borrow and spend, please. Yet those who profess faith in the magic of the markets are most determined to ignore the cry. The fiscal skies are falling, they insist, according to the FT.

  • Stocks Log Worst Start to Month Since Oct. 2008 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks climbed well off their worst levels Tuesday, but still lower for the third-straight day amid fears about the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and concerns over another recession.

  • Futures Sharply Lower Amid Growth Fears Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures tumbled sharply Tuesday following the Labor Day weekend amid fears over global growth, despite a gain in European equities.

  • Euro Land May Face Full-on Bond Meltdown: Economist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Sometimes a summer vacation can set you up for the autumn, allowing you some-hard earned rest to recharge the batteries before returning to the office, light of heart and confident about the prospects for the rest of the year.

  • US Postal Service Nearing Default as Losses Mount Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 7:54 AM ET
    Postal worker

    The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances, reports the New York Times.

  • Stocks Lose for Week as Recession Fears Grow Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

    Stocks added to losses Friday as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of a three-day weekend. The selloff followed a disappointing jobs report that showed employment growth halted in August, amplifying concerns over the health of the recovery.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

  • Obama Scraps New Smog Rules Opposed by Business Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

  • Stocks to Open Sharply Lower After Jobs News Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Futures tumbled further following a report that non-farm payrolls were unchanged in August, disappointing traders who had been estimating an increase.

  • Tsunami Warning Canceled for Alaska's Aleutians Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the ocean.

  • Jobs Will Beat Forecasts but No Rally: Strategist Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 4:41 AM ET
    Out of Work

    Goldman Sachs is predicting only 25,000 jobs will have been created in the US last month while the consensus of analyst estimates for Friday’s non-farm payrolls is 75,000.

  • Stocks Snap 4-Day Rally Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off September with a weak start, finishing near session lows in volatile trading, following a handful of mixed economic news and as investors waited for the government's monthly jobs report on Friday.

  • Grief, Change And Resilience Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:20 PM ET
    Visitors view a model of the World Trade Center site on the opening day of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near the World Trade Center in New York City.

    Ten years later, we’re arguably a sadder and more anxious nation, still struggling through a tough economy, yet we’re also more vigilant about security and ever-determined to remain resilient.

  • Small Town, Big Heart Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Municipal Building, Middletown Township, NJ

    Middletown , N.J.  which lost more people in the attack than any other town,  saw some residents move away in the aftermath, while others were moved to find  ways to keep memories alive.

  • Futures Turn Flat After Economic News Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 8:47 AM ET

    Futures were near flat Thursday after news weekly jobless claims declined as expected and non-farm productivity was weaker than previously thought in the second quarter.