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  • Unusual Economic Indicators Worth Watching     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group chief market strategist, explains how investors can glean important economic information by keeping an eye on food stamps, used cars, and Google.

  • 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.

  • Headlines are Driving Markets     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    John Hailer, President & CEO, Natixis Global Asset Management says headlines continue to drive market sentiment.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • Jobless Claims Drop Slightly to 387,000     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the data on this week's jobs numbers and discuss its impact on the markets and what it indicates about the economic recovery, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Initial Jobless Claims: 386,000     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on jobless claims & Consumer Price Index, and a look at the impact on the market, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • 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.

  • Bernanke Comments on Debt Limit Rule     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:57 AM ET

    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.

  • Bernanke Testimony on Capitol Hill, Pt. 2     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Bernanke Q&A on Capitol Hill, Pt. 1     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Bernanke Warns of Possible Fiscal Crisis     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    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.

  • What Markets Want From Bernanke     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Drop 12,000 to 377,000     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings     Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:01 AM ET

    "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.