WASHINGTON— Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Labor Department said Friday. The index measures the cost of goods and services before they reach the consumer.» Read More
Laurence Meyer, former Federal Reserve Governor; Randy Kroszner, former Federal Reserve Governor; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, weigh in on their expectations of further quantitative easing and what they hope to hear from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke today, after the Fed wraps up its two day meeting.
Traders in all markets will be watching the bond market in the week ahead to see if higher interest rates are here to stay.
The bond market is at a turning point, say portfolio managers, as interest rates start rising and inflation shows signs of reviving.
Discussing better-than-expected economic news, a slew of strong profits, and the outlook for the market, with Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist; Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief US equity strategist; and Jack Bourdoudjian, Index Futures Group.
The U.S. economy has stepped back from the brink of a double-dip recession, but how vulnerable is America to Europe's contagion, and what's the Fed's next move? Vincent Reinhart, Morgan Stanley chief economist, provides insight.
Discussing why the U.S. economy is not headed for a recession, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including speeches from President Obama and Fed Chairman Bernanke, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Perspective on the U.S. economy, the Fed, and today's jobs report, with Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors Co-Chairman.
Discussing whether the U.S. economy is stalled or at the beginning of a recession, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist; Mike Feroli, JP Morgan, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
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.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at today's market moving data.
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Jobless claims rise more than expected; producer price index rises 0.7%, with CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman; and Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco.