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  • Obama, Fight Republicans on Job Spending: Reich Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    If President Obama wants to create more jobs and fix the economy, he should "put down a marker" and fight the Republicans in Congress, Robert Reich told CNBC Thursday.

  • Private-Sector Job Creation at 91,000; Layoff Pace Slows Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    The private sector created 91,000 jobs last month, a shade below expectations, according to a report from ADP that sets the stage for a likely weak report the government will release Friday.

  • Market Outlook: Last Four Months Of Year     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    A look at the factors that will weigh in on markets and the economy, including consumer confidence dropping and the jobs situation, with Brian Belski,Oppenheimer Asset Management and Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital.

  • Buy European Equities While Valuations Low: BarCap Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
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    Despite ongoing sovereign debt issues in the euro zone and the US, and fears of a double dip recession in the developed world, equities are undervalued and investors should consider building their exposure to them, according to Edmund Shing, head of European equity strategy at Barclays Capital.

  • Recession Likely: Strategist     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "We have been seeing growth coming down for some time already. We are probably going into negative territory around spring of next year; it is not for certain, but that is the most likely scenario," Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, told CNBC.

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    UK households saw their finances deteriorate faster than during the height of the recession in 2009 in August, a survey showed on Monday, in a sign that the economic recovery remains fragile in the country as prices rise and incomes fall.

  • Gold Demand to Increase Despite Temporary Blip: WGC Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 5:46 AM ET

    Despite demand for gold falling to 17 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2010, the World Gold Council says that full-year demand will increase because of a rush to safe haven assets as market volatility has ramped up.

  • The Obama administration has focused on quick fixes that have done little to fix the intractable problems facing the U.S. economy, Stamford Economics Professor Edward Lazear told CNBC Wednesday.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman said if President Barack Obama is serious about job creation, he should start with getting free-trade agreements signed with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea.

  • Most Volatile Week Since '87?     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    Discussing President Obama's meeting with CEOs, and the best ways to play the volatility, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Craig Columbus, Advanced Equities Asset Management; Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners; and CNBC's Ron Insana.

  • Market Turn Around     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Discussing what's behind today's market rebound, with Jack Caffrey, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Oscar Carboni, Omni Trading Academy, and John Silvia, Wells Fargo.

  • Fear, Volatility & the Individual Investor     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    The volatility index is impacting the individual investor. Insight with Fredric Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade CEO.

  • Markets Offer a 'Sweet Shop' of Opportunities: Strategist Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    The slump in stock markets this week offers investors an opportunity to make money on good companies dragged down by negative sentiment, an analyst told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Congress Needs to 'Cowboy Up' to Fix the Economy Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
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    Investors woke up Monday to a world in which America is seen as a greater credit risk than anytime in recent history, and they didn't like what they saw. The conversation around why we were downgraded can get as wonky as we want, but let’s not get caught up in the weeds. We are where we are because the problem is simple: Our country spends far more than it takes in—trillions more.

  • Jan Hatzius, chief US economist for Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs, in a bearish forecast, expects 2 percent growth in the U.S. for the next few quarters and a "significant risk, one in three, that we will go back into recession," senior economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC Friday.

  • Consumer Price Index: CNBC Explains Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • RIM Launches New Touchscreen Smartphones Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Research In Motion on Wednesday unveiled five new BlackBerry phones with touchscreens, as it hopes to revive the line's dwindling appeal in the face of competition from the iPhone and Android smartphones.

  • History Shows US Headed For Recession: Investor Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
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    The current low rate of GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the United States indicates that the world's largest economy is headed for another recession, according to Anthony Doyle, Director of Investment Specialists M&G Investments.

  • Weak Western Markets Curb Metro Sales Growth Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:12 AM ET
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    German retail group Metro saw sales grow only marginally in the second quarter, led by its emerging markets business, as weak consumer spending in Western Europe weighed on its results.

  • Fed May Have Options If US Defaults: Lockhart Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Don't look to the Federal Reserve to offset the damage if the debt ceiling isn't raised by Aug. 2, two regional Fed presidents told CNBC Friday. However, they say the Fed may have options down the road to offset any damage to the U.S. economy.