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

  • Delivering Alpha: Homes For Sale  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla moderates a panel on real estate. Many real estate investors got torched during the financial crisis. Is now the time to come back to real estate, with Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management LP founder and CEO; Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman & CEO; and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman.

  • Treasury to Accommodate Fed on 'Twist' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:47 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    The US Treasury would effectively accommodate a possible Federal Reserve stimulus to drive down long-term interest rates, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Friday’s disappointing US non-farm payrolls data showed no jobs where created in the US in August sending stocks sharply lower as fears over a recession intensified.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

  • 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.

  • Empty Wallet

    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.