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  • Bernanke: Quantitatively, ending benefits not economically large

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses long-term unemployment and the economic impact of ending extended unemployment benefits. "Overall it could have a very small effect on the measured unemployment rate," Bernanke says.

  • Bernanke: Fed was slow to recognize crisis   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:16 PM ET
    Bernanke: Fed was slow to recognize crisis

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke says, in retrospect, the Fed was slow to recognize the financial crises, but is now better prepared to handle future financial events.

  • Bernanke: Fed helped speed recovery, put people to work

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke says he has increased the transparency and accountability of the Federal Reserve, and Fed policy helped the economy recover more quickly.

  • Bernanke: Disappointed in pace of growth   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:05 PM ET
    Bernanke: Disappointed in pace of growth

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke addresses job creation and why the economy has not produced more jobs. Compared to other countries the U.S. recovery has been better than most, but is still somewhat tepid, Bernanke says.

  • Bernanke: Will remain data-dependent   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    Bernanke: Will remain data-dependent

    CNBC's Steve Liesman asks Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether the U.S. can expect bond purchase reduction increments of $10 billion going forward, and why Bernanke does not announce an ideal unemployment number.

  • Bernanke: Will modestly reduce purchases pace   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:30 PM ET
    Bernanke: Will modestly reduce purchases pace

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the "economy is continuing to make progress" and, as a result, the Fed will modestly reduce bond purchases in January. Bernanke also addresses unemployment, saying "recent economic indicators have increased confidence the job market gains will continue."

  • Bill Gross: Policy rate at firm 25 basis points into 2016

    Pimco's co-CIO Bill Gross reacts to the Fed's decision to taper its bond purchases. He says his firm remains skeptical on the Fed's approach relative to a cyclical economy being boosted by asset prices.

  • Bill Gross: Expect 2-3% economy next year   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Bill Gross: Expect 2-3% economy next year

    Pimco's co-CIO Bill Gross looks ahead to the global economy in 2014. He says a major headwind for the economy is the "leverage within the system."

  • Santelli: Not a taper, just a 't'   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:07 PM ET
    Santelli: Wasn't a taper, just a 't'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli provides insight on what traders at the CME Group are saying about the Fed's decision to taper $10 billion.

  • Fed taper 'somewhat negative' for bonds: Pro   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Taper 'somewhat negative' for bonds: Pro

    The Fed announced a $10 billion reduction in its bond purchases. David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management; and Ken Volpert, Vanuard head of taxable fixed income, discuss the potential impact to bonds and equities.

  • Fed to begin taper   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Fed to begin taper

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Fed has provided future guidance for tapering and dovish guidance about interest rates on the way out.

  • Economy 'good enough' for taper?   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Economy 'good enough' for taper?

    Bob Doll of Nuveen Asset Management, says the economy is doing "well enough" for the Fed to begin the taper process. Ken Volpert of Vanguard, weighs in.

  • US growth will be 'disappointing' in 2014   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    US growth will be 'disappointing' in 2014

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy, BNP Paribas, says the 2.8 percent growth forecast by the U.S. is "optimistic" and 2.2 percent is more likely.

  • Will the UK beat US growth next year?   Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    Will the UK beat US growth next year?

    Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg UK, says the U.K.'s growth will give the U.S. economy a "good run".

  • China's reform resolve in 2014   Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    China's reform resolve in 2014

    Hao Hong, MD of Research & Chief Strategist at Bank of Communications International, says the real test of Chinese reform is whether the government can sit tight if growth falls below 7% in 2014.

  • Hatzius: Good jobs report, not a blockbuster   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Hatzius: Good jobs report, not a blockbuster'

    Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, comments on the jobs report , when he expects tapering and discusses his healthy economic outlook for 2014.

  • Data points of the day: Jobless claims & GDP   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    Data point of the day: Jobless claims & GDP

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest data on third quarter GDP and jobs.

  • Big banks need to 'step up' to help SME lending: Shawbrook CEO

    Ian Henderson, CEO of Shawbrook, says big banks need to "pull up their socks" and lend more to small and medium businesses.

  • UK too dependent on gas: Pro   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    UK too dependent on gas: Pro

    Gerard Reid, partner at Alexa Capital, says that the U.K. imports an increasing amount of gas which is pushing up energy prices.

  • Expert predicts 3 percent GDP in 2014   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:08 AM ET
    Expert predicts 3 percent GDP in 2014

    Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase chief economist, explains why he expects to see a "solid" number in this morning's ADP employment report and shares his outlook on the economy next year.