WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter but weak demand and a pile-up in business inventories buoyed the case for the Federal Reserve to keep up its bond-buying stimulus for now.» Read More
Is the White House out of tools without further legislation? Perspective on the government's decision to tap oil reserves, with Alan Krueger, Princeton University; and Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines chairman/CEO.
Is the Fed too optimistic about employment? Reaction to the FOMC forecast and its impact on the markets, with Steven Wieting, Citigroup director of economic & market analysis and CNBC's Brian Sullivan.
Discussing whether the FOMC is stuck between a rock and a hard place and if the Fed will ease monetary policy anytime soon, with Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief U.S. economist.
Our debt situation is the biggest thing weighing on our economy, says a top economist. Gauging reaction to Bernanke's speech, with Robert Brusca, Fact and Opinion Economics; Constance Hunter, Aladdin Capital Holdings; and Conrad DeQuadros, RDQ Economics.
Reaction to Bernanke's speech and what it indicates about the economy, with Robert Doll, BlackRock; Julia Coronado, BNP Paribas; Ken Volpert,Vanguard; Greg Ip, The Economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gives insight on why the FOMC downgraded economic growth by half a percentage point and decided to hold rates steady.
A preview of Bernanke's options to fix the economy and what he is likely to do, with Robert Doll, BlackRock; Julia Coronado, BNP Paribas; and Ken Volpert,Vanguard.
The Fed anticipates slightly more inflation, as well tepid unemployment through 2013, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
It's clear the U.S. economy is facing transitory problems due to energy prices; supply disruptions in Japan; and bad weather related problems, but this is a soft patch, not the beginning of a recession, says Abby Joseph Cohen, Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute president.
The investment banking company cuts Q2 GDP forecast and warns of a double dip. Insight with Jeff Cox, CNBC.com reporter.
Faced with the bruising headwinds of high unemployment, weak manufacturing and an otherwise listless economy, Goldman Sachs has slashed its forecast for gross domestic product.
The Fed's beige book on economic conditions showed growth slowing in some U.S. regions as food and energy prices rose. But it was the rippling effects from the Japanese earthquake that got the most blame.
Economists hurled another round of downgrades at the US economic recovery, citing weather-related factors, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor turned the policy temperature down on austerity this week by rolling out a strong economic-growth agenda.
The economy has struck a soft patch that is likely temporary, and the second half of the year should be better, some economists say.
"We can put our finger on the problems, and they're temporary, I think," says one economist. "Oil prices were a blow. You can see that in the consumer spending numbers in Q1, and prices are coming back down."
Analysis of today's mixed market activity, and a closer look at oil, with Helima Croft and Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital.
Asian investor appetite is boosting the euro and sending kiwis skyward. Time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the GDP details and jobless claims, ending last week at 424,000 up 10,000.
April's durable goods orders were much weaker than expected, but the markets are finding a silver lining in positive revisions to March numbers.