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  • NEWARK, Del., Feb 11- Assessing the U.S. economy's underlying economic trends has become more difficult because of record low temperatures and heavy snowfall across much of the nation, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said on Tuesday.

  • Confident, people quit jobs: Why that may be bad Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Commuters brave the frigid temperature as they cross the street on Capitol Hill, January 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Getting ready to quit your job? Some economists think it's a positive sign. But that may not be so.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the labor market recovery is "far from complete" despite a drop in unemployment, yet she said the U.S. central bank expects to continue trimming policy stimulus in measured steps due to broader improvements in the economy.

  • BERLIN, Feb 7- German exports unexpectedly fell on the month in December and industrial output declined, signalling that the brighter global outlook does not yet mean it can rely on foreign demand to power growth.

  • BERLIN, Feb 7- German exports unexpectedly fell on the month in December and industrial output declined, signalling that the brighter global outlook does not yet mean it can rely on foreign demand to power growth.

  • Is Turkey heading for recession?     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that the events of the past few months undermine Turkey's credibility and that there is a real risk of recession.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Puerto Rico's Economic Activity Index for December will likely show further declines in business conditions, weak index component readings suggested, which would add to the growing unease over the cash-strapped island's weak financial and economic outlook.

  • Problems in Puerto Rico: Debt crisis looms     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Puerto Rico Treasury Secretary Melba Acosta, and PR Government Development Bank Chairman David Chafey, discuss the pressure Puerto Rico is under from ratings agencies to borrow from markets over concerns of short-term liquidity needs. Puerto Rico has $70 billion in debt plus unfunded liabilities of $30 billion.

  • The important number you're not watching Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    The strength of the economic recovery is showing up in some less widely followed data points, like shipments of corrugated boxes.

  • *Call on OPEC increased by 200,000 bpd for 2014. LONDON, Jan 21- Global oil demand will increase more quickly this year as economic growth accelerates, outstripping supply even as shale oil production in the United States reaches record highs, the West's energy watchdog said on Tuesday.

  • Are we building too many houses? Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Housing construction is at its highest level since 2007, but vacancy rates are still higher than they were before the bubble.

  • Obama plans factory jobs as millions left behind Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on Wednesday.

    Despite plans to spur manufacturing through innovation institutes, out-of-work factory workers are still stuck on the sidelines.

  • CORALVILLE, Iowa, Jan 15- One of the Federal Reserve's most outspoken doves on Wednesday said he backs a continued wind-down of the Fed's massive bond-buying program and could even see bigger cuts to the program if the economy strengthens.

  • German economy grew weaker than expected 0.4 pct in 2013 Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    BERLIN, Jan 15- The German economy grew by a weaker than expected 0.4 percent in 2013, a preliminary estimate from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Wednesday. The reading compared with a consensus forecast in a Reuters poll of 18 economists for expansion in gross domestic product of 0.5 percent.

  • Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research Institute, explains why he thinks the U.S. economy is in a recession but we just don't realize it.

  • Study suggests recovery in US is relatively strong Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Harvard economists Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart in Reinhart's home in Washington in 2010.

    A new Reinhart-Rogoff analysis finds that the current U.S. recovery is doing substantially better than previous ones. The NYT reports.

  • PHILADELPHIA, Jan 3- The U.S. In what came as a surprise to some, the Fed decided last month to cut its asset-purchase program, known as quantitative easing, or QE, by $10 billion to $75 billion per month.

  • Wait-and-see economy slows recovery from recession Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling, helps line up a pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Six years later, why does it feel like the recession never really ended?

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 23- U.S. consumer sentiment and spending both hit five-month highs heading into the end of the year, the latest sign of sustained strength in the economy and fostering hopes of a strong 2014..

  • In comments posted on his website less than 48 hours after he cast his lone dissent against the decision, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren said he expects the U.S. economy to continue to strengthen and for growth to be close to 3 percent next year.

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