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  • US Mortgage Applications Bounced Last Week Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 7:15 AM ET
    Mortgage

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, recouping some of the steep decline a week before as demand for both purchases and refinancing perked up, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Homeserve Halts Telesales Amid Selling Probe Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Car Insurance Policy

    Emergency repair and insurance group HomeServe has suspended all telephone sales after it launched a review into whether some of its staff could have been mis-selling products.

  • People, Not Government, Should Be Investing: Rep. Bachus Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    The American people, not the federal government, should be the ones investing in new businesses that will create jobs, Rep. Spencer Bachus told CNBC Wednesday.

  • New Home Sales     Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick break down September new home sales data.

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Potholes in road

    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • September Durable Goods Down .8%     Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    A breakdown of September's durable goods data, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman.

  • Consumer Confidence Drops to Lowest Level in 2.5 Years Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Stressed out man

    U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped in October to its lowest level since March 2009 as consumers fretted about job and income prospects.

  • "When I look at Zuccotti or McPherson or Grant Park, I’m not surprised the Occupiers don’t have a fixed agenda, writes the best-selling author," adding, "For decades, we’ve been like a tether ball in a schoolyard, pummeled by so much abuse from so many different directions that we’ve just spun around in circles. Now, the Occupiers are stopping the ball."

  • Tough Time for the Consumer     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    Discussing the economic worries and rising food prices that are impacting the consumer and a look at how grocery stores are faring, with Craig Herkert, Supervalu Inc. president/CEO.

  • US Mortgage Default Notices Spike in Third Quarter Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 1:08 AM ET
    Foreclosure

    Bank seizures of US homes fell in the third quarter but an upswing in default notices suggests foreclosures could start to rise again, a report by RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

  • RIMM Under Fire & Buy Rating for IBM     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    RIMM shares have jumped 4% because an activist investor is calling for sweeping changes at the company, with Vic Alboini, Jaguar Financial chairman/CEO; CNBC's Scott Wapner and Jon Fortt. Also, discussing the catalyst for Stifel Nicolaus slapping a "buy" rating on shares of IBM, with David Grossman, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Tom McGee, National Managing Partner, Deloitte

    Business leaders from across the country are gathering this October to dissect a little understood, but enormous part of the US economy — the middle market. 

  • Gold to Move 'Above $2,000 in Coming Months': UBS  Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 6:42 AM ET
    Gold

    Gold's recent sell-off belies its long term attractiveness and investors should avoid the panic and stay faithful to the precious metal, Dominic Schnider, Commodities expert at UBS Wealth Management told CNBC Thursday.

  • August Durable Goods     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the durable goods data from last month and the impact on the markets.

  • Consumer Confidence Still Depressed in September Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    Consumers' confidence remained weak in September after dropping to a post-recession low during the month before as Americans continue to worry about high unemployment and low wages.

  • Consumer Confidence Index Up Slightly     Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on consumer confidence and the market's reaction.

  • Where Should you Invest on Rally?     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    Neil Hennessy, The Hennessy Funds, and Peter Coleman, JMP Securities, discuss how investors should be positioning themselves as major averages rally on Monday.

  • Holiday Hiring Has Begun     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    The last thing parents will cut back on is Christmas present for their kids, says Gerald Storch, Toys R Us chairman/CEO, who says even in economic uncertainty, his company is planning to hire more than 40,000 holiday workers.

  • Housing Starts & Permits     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Starts are down 5 percent and permits are up 3.2 percent, so it's a middling number that's not great and not terrible, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli. And Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark chairman & CEO, talks about the American consumer.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Lifts Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Euro leaders squabble and the Russian ruble is rocked - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.