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  • Weak March jobs may not be crying wolf: Ex-Bush aide Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    Workers at the Bicycle Corporation of America plant in Manning, South Carolina.

    Leading labor economist Ed Lazear tells CNBC, "The reason I pay a little bit more attention to this one, it's not just one month."

  • These are 'irrational times' on Wall Street: Darst Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    David Darst

    The Fed is putting a wrench in how markets should be working by continuing to keep interest rates so low, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management's David Darst tells CNBC.

  • China inflation to stabilize in March: OCBC   Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    China inflation to stabilize in March: OCBC

    While China's consumer inflation could stabilize around 1.5 percent in March, that still leaves room for further easing, says Tommy Xie, economist for Treasury Research & Strategy at OCBC Bank.

  • Fed should avoid itchy trigger finger Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The jobs report is the latest in a string of data that suggest the Fed shouldn't get trigger happy on rates, this economist says.

  • Ouch! Job creation big letdown in March Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    A New York Labor Department office is viewed in Manhattan in New York City.

    The sputtering U.S. economy created just 126,000 jobs in March as bad weather, weak consumer spending and flailing corporate profits resulted in the worst report since 2013.

  • Jobs report at the age of the wage hike   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Jobs report at the age of the wage hike

    Megan Greene, John Hancock, discusses the upcoming jobs report and economic data. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • Santelli rounds up the data   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Santelli rounds up the data

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Jobs figure will be 200-220K range: Pro   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Jobs figure will be 200-220K range: Pro

    Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, gives his forecast on the jobs report and a market outlook on the Fed raising rates.

  • Germany 10-year bund yield heading toward zero: Pro   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Germany 10-year bund yield heading toward zero: Pro

    Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, discusses what he is expecting from the Federal Reserve and why he is bearish on the euro.

  • *Trade deficit falls to $35.4 billion, smallest since 2009. WASHINGTON, April 2- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continues to expand at a solid clip even as economic growth has stalled. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 20,000 to a seasonally...

  • FRANKFURT, April 2- European Central Bank policymakers agreed at their March meeting to "remain firm" in implementing their large-scale asset-purchase programme, even though the economic outlook is improving, records published on Thursday showed. The Governing Council, at its policy meeting on March 5, said it would begin printing money to buy bonds-- so-called...

  • *Consumer prices still seen up 1.4 pct a year from now. TOKYO, April 2- Japanese companies' inflation expectations in the Bank of Japan's March tankan survey were largely unchanged from the previous survey, a sign that inflationary pressure may not be increasing as quickly as the central bank expects. "The economy has not deteriorated to the point where more...

  • Santelli: 10-year down after soft data   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Santelli: 10-year down after soft data

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • TOKYO, April 1- Weakening demand at home and abroad weighed on Japanese manufacturers' confidence in the first quarter, prompting them to cut spending plans, clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the economy. But the latest central bank survey showed service-sector firms saw business conditions improve to a nearly one-year...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Japanese business confidence among manufacturers stalled in the first quarter, a central bank survey showed, underscoring the fragile economic recovery and clouding the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the country out of deflation. Big companies also expect to cut capital expenditure in the fiscal year that began on...

  • Three weeks into ECB QE, markets begin taper talk Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    LONDON, March 31- Just three weeks into the European Central Bank's 19- month bond-buying program, analysts are already speculating that it may throttle back the pace of purchases early, possibly even this year. "We expect the ECB will decide to cut back its bond purchases as early as the second half of this year," said DZ Bank analyst Hendrik Lodde, adding the economy...

  • Want inflation? Check the Bacon Cheeseburger Index Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 1:59 PM ET
    Bacon Cheeseburger

    While the Bacon Cheeseburger Index is intended as lighthearted look at economic conditions, for the Fed inflation is serious business.

  • Santelli: Fed won't remove punch bowl   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Santelli: Fed won't remove punch bowl

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Q2 should be better, 3% plus growth: Pro   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Q2 should be better, 3% plus growth: Pro

    Darrell Cronk, Wells Fargo, and Ethan Harris, BofA Merrill Lynch, give their perspective on the market's outlook.

  • How markets are calling Fed's bluff: Ex-Fed gov Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Kevin Warsh, former Federal Reserve Governor

    "This is a very dangerous development," with the tail wagging the dog, former Fed Gov. Kevin Warsh tells CNBC.