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  • WASHINGTON, March 10- The White House on Monday forecast more robust economic growth in 2014 than last year and a further pickup in the economy for 2015.. Under a White House projection, the U.S. economy is expected to expand by 3.1 percent this year, faster than last year's 1.7 percent. Growth would pick up to 3.4 percent in 2015, the White House said.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 6- The U.S. economic outlook would have to change dramatically for the Federal Reserve to alter the pace at which it is winding down its massive bond-buying program, three top U.S. central bankers said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The U.S. economic outlook would have to change substantially for the Federal Reserve to alter the pace at which it is winding down asset purchases, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday.

  • ATHENS, Feb 14- Greece's economy shrank by a smaller-than-expected 3.7 percent last year, marking the first time it has outperformed expectations since a debt crisis took hold and boosting hopes for a recovery this year.

  • Italian PM Letta not resigning     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury reports Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has no intention of resigning over the Italian economic recession.

  • *Cites improving economies in Europe, United States. *OPEC pumps more crude in January on partial Libya recovery. LONDON, Feb 12- World oil demand will rise slightly more than expected in 2014, OPEC said on Wednesday, becoming the second major forecaster this week to predict higher fuel use as economic growth picks up in Europe and the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Janet Yellen, fresh from taking the helm of the Federal Reserve, made it clear on Tuesday she would not make any abrupt changes to U.S. monetary policy, saying the central bank was on track to keep reducing its stimulus even though the labor market recovery was far from complete.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.