• How to Handicap a European Central Bank Rate Cut Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    The European Central Bank is meeting on Thursday amid a wave of grim economic data. Here's one expert's take on what will happen.

  • U.S. Debt Now Equal to GDP     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    The nation's debt to GDP has now hit the 100 percent mark. Insight with Michael Gapen, Barclays Capital senior U.S. economist.

  • The Market Conundrum     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    Discussing what matters more to investors, an improving U.S. economy or that Europe isn't getting worse, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Simon Hobbs.

  • The Wall Street Firm That Uses Modern Monetary Theory Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

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  • US Private Construction: First Rise in 6 Years? Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    US private construction will post growth this year for the first time since 2005, and will be an important driver of gross domestic product growth and job creation in 2012, according to a report by investment firm AllianceBernstein.

  • Farr: 10 Predictions for 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Michael Farr with his ten predictions for the New Year.

  • 2012 Election: It's the Economy     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 7:33 PM ET

    Will the improving economy be enough to keep President Obama in the White House come November? Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, and Dean Baker, Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, weigh in. Also, discussing whether the U.S. economy is doing better than people think, with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors.

  • Predictions for Europe in 2012     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    The European debt crisis has lasted through much of 2011, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera breaks down her predictions for whether a rescue will be made in 2012. Also, Wasif Latif, United-ICAP chief technical analyst and Walter Zimmerman, United ICAP technical analyst weigh in.

  • Durable Goods & Personal Income     Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why durable goods and personal income data is weaker than expected. Mario Gabelli & CNBC's Rick Santelli also weighs in.

  • Economy, Stocks Could Take Big Hit in Payroll-Tax Fight Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 5:06 PM ET

    If Congress can't agree to extend the payroll tax cut, US economic growth could slow nearly a full percentage point next year and send the S&P below 1100.

  • How to Trade the Swedish Central Bank Meeting Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    Sweden's Riksbank will meet and reach an interest rate decision Tuesday. Here's how to get ready.

  • Aussie Lifts, Euro Slips, Euro Short Positions Are High Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

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  • John Tang, China strategist, UBS and Chris Kimber, Managing Director, Wealth Management at Fat Prophets, discuss what China must do to maintain 8% growth over the next 5 years.

  • The crisis in the euro zone will escalate in 2012, economists at Citi said on Tuesday, sending the countries that share the euro into recession next year and resulting in no more than “modest but sustained growth in the U.S. and still relatively strong – albeit slowing – growth in Asia."

  • Is Germany in Trouble? Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The official line on today's failed German bond auction is that it "reflects the deep mistrust [of the] euro project rather than a mistrust to German government bonds," Danske's chief analyst Jens Peter Sorensen told the Wall Street Journal.

  • Why Inflation Is Hitting Baby Boomers Hardest Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 3:43 AM ET

    UK inflation, currently at 5 percent, is hitting those aged between 45 and 65 known as the baby boomer generation hardest, a new report has found.

  • Obama vs. Headlines     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Discussing the not-so-great headlines for the President trying to find traction on the economy, with Gene Sperling, The National Economic Council.

  • Are 2012 Olympics a Blessing or a Curse for the UK? Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 6:25 AM ET

    Unemployment recently hit a 15-year high in the UK, inflation is hovering around 5 percent and economic growth is barely advancing, leaving many to wonder whether hosting an expensive event like the 2012 Olympic Games with taxpayers’ money will bring benefits for a nation already tightening its belt.

  • Was Ireland's Budget Plan Leaked to Germany? Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 9:37 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    A scandal is brewing in Dublin over reports the Irish budget was presented to the German Bundestag's budget committee for approval after a meeting Wednesday between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

  • Back in September, before the scale of the euro zone debt crisis became apparent, the IMF’s World Economic Outlook predicted the world’s developing economies would grow by 6 percent in 2012 versus just 2 percent in the developed world.

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