WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.» Read More
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony on Capitol Hill and the impact on the markets, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the fifth round of questioning from Rep. Burgess and Rep. Hinchey, Bernanke address the question of what the U.S. can do to help Europe, and how America can prevent the same problems.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the fourth round of questioning from Sen. Coats and Rep. Maloney, Bernanke addresses the "too big to fail" regulations for big banks, the possibility of using additional quantitative easing as a tool to prompt an economic recovery, and China's impact on the nation's economy.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the third round of questioning from Sen. DeMint and Sen. Sanders, Bernanke addresses the nation's growing debt levels and low interest rates, and whether it's a conflict of interest to have JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon sitting on the board of the New York Fed.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the third round of questioning from Rep Mulvaney and Sen Klobuchar, Bernanke addresses the problems of interest rate swaps and how to reduce debt.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the second round of questioning from Rep. Campbell and Rep. Cummings, Bernanke addresses debt restructuring in Greece, and concerns about Spain and Italy. "It's important for European leaders to take additional effective steps to contain the problem," says Bernanke. The Chairman also weighs in on the weak housing sector and whether a targeted principal reduction program would help with the housing recovery.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the sixth round of questioning from Rep. Duffy and Rep. Lee, Bernanke address the implementation of the Volcker Rule, and the duration of long and short term interest rates.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the first round of questions from Chairman Casey, Vice Chairman Brady and Rep. Sanchez, the Fed chief weighs in on interest rates; what is holding back the economic recovery; and the possibility of a further round of quantitative easing.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress on the state of the U.S. economy, Fed policy and the outlook for economic growth. Bernanke comments on the weak jobs numbers and the decline in gas prices, and says concerns about Europe, U.S. fiscal policy and a poor housing market have continued to impair economic recovery.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress today, and discussing what the markets expect to hear, with CNBC's Rick Santelli; Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist; and Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve Governor.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers from this week's jobless claims data, and discussing what it indicates about the nation's economic recovery and market outlook, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Joshua Feinman, DB Advisors economist.
Is it time for corporate America to stop blaming D.C. for the jobs crisis and step up to the plate? Bill George, former chairman/CEO of Medtronic, and John Allison, former BB&T chairman/CEO, share their opinions.
"We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets are down this morning following a slew of weak economic data. The euro is sitting near a 2-year low versus the U.S. dollar on growing concerns about Spain.
A look ahead of Friday's jobs report, with Drew Matus, UBS senior U.S. economist and Charles Campbell, MKM Partners executive director.
Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors chief economist, breaks down the numbers on a slew of economic data released today, and weighs in on Fed policy and low Treasury yields.
CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down this morning's economic data on GDP, jobless claims, and the ADP numbers. Ethan Harris, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and John Lonski, Moody's Capital Markets Research Group, discuss the impact of weak economic data on the markets, ahead of Friday's jobs report.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on jobs and the economy, with John Silvia, Wells Fargo chief economist, and Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon vice chairman.
Checking on the U.S. markets ahead of the jobs numbers on Friday, with Todd Schoenberger, BlackBay Group and Anthony Chan, JPMorgan Private Bank.
Markets are parsing every word out of Europe for signs the central banks might be ready to aid the markets. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the details of his interview with New York Federal Reserve president William Dudley.