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  • Discussing what will happen if the U.S. goes off the so-called fiscal cliff, with Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-WY); and Erskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Clinton,

  • Debate Rages Over Benefits of Fiscal Austerity Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:35 AM ET
    Spain

    The Spanish government’s new package of tax increases and spending cuts throws a spotlight on an increasingly contentious debate about whether fiscal austerity in Europe is further damaging the patient’s health rather than leading to recovery, the Financial Times reports.

  • Your Roadmap For China Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Looking for a trading strategy amid a wave of Chinese economic data? You got it.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.

  • Uncertainty Is a Jobs Killer: 'Freakonomics' Co-Author Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 12:26 PM ET

    Uncertainty is a killer of everything, including confidence and jobs, Stephen Dubner, "Freakonomics" co-author, tells CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • The Good, Bad & Ugly on Earnings Forecast     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    What can investors expect this earnings season? Steven Wieting, Citigroup U.S. economist, weighs in with the data.

  • How to Trade a Disappointment Down Under Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:32 AM ET

    Economic reports coming from China and Australia are creating a trading opportunity, this strategist says.

  • The so-called Fiscal Cliff is already here, according to economists and investors, as businesses curb spending in anticipation of the higher tax rates and reduced spending set for year-end.

  • China GDP to Rebound in Second-Half: Analyst     Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 11:40 PM ET

    Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics expects China's economy to rebound in the second half of this year, adding that the Beijing has room for further easing measures.

  • Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Stocks Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.

  • More Gloom Ahead For Investors: Strategist Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    Ready for some good economic news? Don't ask the currency strategists at Barclays Capital.

  • 10 Ways Companies Get Hacked Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 12:22 PM ET
    When a person enters information on a website, like an email or credit card, it gets stored in that company’s data base. Those web-based forms are a simple tool for users, but they are also another way hackers can exploit a company’s system. Instead of inputting a name into the website, cyber spies can put in a specially crafted text that may cause the database to execute the code instead of simply storing it, Alperovitch said. The result is a “malicious takeover of the system,” he said.

    By attacking business computer networks, hackers are accessing company secrets and confidential strategies and creating huge losses for the overall economy.

  • Government Holding Back Job Creation?     Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors chief economist, and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets chief U.S. economist, provide perspective on June's weaker-than-expected jobs number, and weigh in on whether political policies are stalling economic growth and jobs creation.

  • Market Reaction to Jobs Report     Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, weigh in on June's weaker-than-expected employment report.

  • Previewing the Second Half of 2012     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 3:45 PM ET

    How will the markets change over the second half of the year and ahead of election season? Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ, and Andrew Goldberg, JPMorgan Funds, provide perspective. "Our belief is that we probably could see a better second half, but I wouldn't really say a big rally," says Stovall.

  • Poland’s Growth Defies Euro Zone Crisis Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 2:37 AM ET
    Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    As EU leaders scramble to save the euro zone and cobble together policies to restore growth, Poland is solidifying its position as the union’s fastest growing economy, the Financial Times reports.

  • Greenspan on How to Fix the Economy     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    "It's like a leaking boat in which we keep bailing it out and we're very pleased with ourselves.. the problem is we haven't fixed the holes yet," says Alan Greenspan, Greenspan Associates commenting on Europe's fiscal crisis and sharing his thoughts on how to fix a very sluggish U.S. economy, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Zafran: Betting on the Population Boom Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • Jobless Claims Down 6,000 & GDP Up 1.9%     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Q1 GDP rose 1.9 percent, while initial jobless claims totaled 386,000. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and John Silva, Wells Fargo, weigh in.

  • How to Save America's Economic Future     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, about his rules for economic prosperity.