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  • Hey, US not so 'miserable' after all  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    The U.S. economy is the best since Eisenhower administration. CNBC contributors Jimmy Pethokoukis and Steve Liesman discuss their take on the Misery Index and U.S. economy.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • *ECB policymakers meet in Cyprus on Wednesday, Thursday. NEW YORK, March 2- The dollar edged up on Monday, with an index that tracks the greenback against major currencies touching an 11- year peak even after soft economic data. "The dollar's long-term trend is up but it now is in some consolidation," said Paul Christopher, international strategist at Wells Fargo in St...

  • Santelli: Focus on bond buying  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Consumer spending falls for a second straight month Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

  • Negative yields: What could go wrong? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET

    Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter as businesses slowed their pace of stock accumulation and the trade deficit widened, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated last month,...

  • *Fourth-quarter growth revised down to 2.2 percent rate. WASHINGTON, Feb 27- U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade deficit, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised...

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. Jan CPI, durables goods data raise rate-hike bets. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index fell on Friday amid month-end selling but was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise later this year.

  • NEW DELHI— A government report says India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand. The Economic Survey, an annual report on the state of Asia's third-largest economy, said Friday that India appeared to have hit...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 27- The dollar took a breather after surging to a one-month high against a basket of currencies the previous day as U.S. economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials prompted investors to raise their bets on a rate increase. The euro edged up 0.1 percent to $1.1213, but remained not far from a one-month low of $1.1184 touched on...

  • Why Japan's consumer demand will pick up  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:12 PM ET

    Xavier Denis, investment strategist at SG Securities, expects an improvement in Japan's consumer confidence soon, with the government keen to push for wage increases.

  • Greenspan: Effective demand weak as Depression-era Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Effective demand is extraordinarily weak, probably tantamount to the later stages of the Great Depression, Alan Greenspan said.

  • Santelli: Sloppy 7-Year auction  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, with the Dow and S&P 500 holding just off record highs while the Nasdaq advanced modestly. The market is "just digesting what we have already received and waiting for what is coming next week to find a better...

  • Fed's Bullard: Stop whining about the dollar Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve St. Louis

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard tells CNBC the word "patient" should come out of the next Fed policy statement to give options for raising rates this summer.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat ahead of data flurry Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday ahead of a flurry of economic data, after the Dow edged up to a new record a day earlier while the Nasdaq snapped a 10- session winning streak. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to a House of Representatives committee that yielded little insight...

  • Fed: The talk of inflation  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    Will the Fed still raise rates, with today's CPI number inflation expected to decline? Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, and Kathy Bostjancic, director of U.S. macro investor services at Oxford Economics, weigh in.

  • German consumers most confident since dot-com boom Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 AM ET

    BERLIN— Consumer confidence in Germany has hit its highest level in 13 years, leading an increase across Europe, as low energy costs and interest rates helped offset any concerns about the crises in Ukraine and Greece. The region's economic outlook has brightened also thanks to a weaker euro, which helps exporters, and the European Central Bank's decision to...

  • VIENNA, Feb 26- The euro zone must follow less restrictive economic policies if it wants desired levels of growth and inflation, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told an Austrian paper, adding talks with the EU on cutting France's budget deficit were "optimal". Asked about the EU giving France more time to meet its deficit target, he said: "I for my part had...