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  • BERLIN, Feb 26- Germany's jobless rate remained at a record low of 6.5 percent for a third straight month in February, data showed on Thursday, boosting expectations that private consumption will help drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. That was in line with the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll and remains the lowest since German...

  • Yellen: No rate hike for next couple FOMC meetings Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
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    Janet Yellen gives the Senate Banking Committee a decidedly dovish tone on interest rates.

  • Janet Yellen: Don't audit the Fed Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
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    Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Tuesday after presenting her semiannual monetary policy report.

  • Fed's Yellen, ECB's Draghi discuss policy Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
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    US Fed Chair Janet Yellen continued her semiannual testimony on monetary policy and the economy before the House Committee on Financial Services.

  • What to expect after Yellen's statement: Analyst Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
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    Fed Chair Janet Yellen's prepared statement shows the central bank will not raise rates in June as expected, Diane Swonk told CNBC.

  • US lawmaker urges Obama to aid allies in ISIS fight Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    A Republican lawmaker is pushing for legislation to provide fighter jets, weapons and aid to allies fighting Islamic State.

  • Philly Fed index falls to lowest in a year Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    Welders work on the deck component of a petroleum tanker at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's business index hit its lowest in a year, against expectations it would rise.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Sterling hit a seven-year high against the euro on Wednesday after data showed British wages growing strongly, outstripping inflation by the widest margin since before the financial crisis. The Office for National Statistics also said Britain's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, its lowest level in more than six years.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- British pay growth outstripped a dwindling inflation rate by the widest margin since before the financial crisis in December, several measures of earnings showed, giving many households a boost ahead of elections in May. The Office for National Statistics also said on Wednesday that the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 5.7 percent, its...

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Sterling rose towards seven-year highs against the euro while gilt futures fell on Wednesday after data showed British pay growth far outstripped inflation in December and the jobless rate fell. The Office for National Statistics also said Britain's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, its lowest level in more than six years.

  • ISIS claims beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 4:59 PM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    ISIS released a video on Sunday that seems to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.

  • US consumer sentiment tumbles, misses forecast Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    Shoppers enter the 34th Street subway station with Macy's packages in New York.

    Sentiment fell in February from an 11-year high, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • What rising oil means for stocks  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, thinks oil is in the process of bottoming, and this could be bad for stocks; and CNBC contributor Ron Insana, provides perspective.

  • Trouble? Weekly jobless claims jump Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A job seeker waits to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park on February 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, Calif.

    More Americans than expected filed new claims for unemployment last week, but the trend is consistent with a strengthening labor market.

  • Weekly jobless claims up 25K to 304,000  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and January's retail sales results.

  • US nonfarms: A 'good start'  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Discussing the latest U.S. nonfarm payroll data, Michael Eastham, President of Fellowship Financial Group, says the 270,000 jobs is a good start, but his concern is more towards the U.S. Federal Reserve and how it's looking for reasons not to raise rates.

  • Luxury brands are back for America’s rich Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 1:32 AM ET
    Pedestrians stand in front of mannequin displayed in the window of a Chanel store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

    Purveyors of high-end luxury goods are chasing millionaires in the United States, as upper-income spending falters in Europe and in the emerging markets. The NYT reports.

  • Jobs gain brings rate hike closer: Pro  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    Could stronger jobs data push the Fed to move on rates sooner? Greg Ip, The Wall Street Journal; Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee; and Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel, provide perspective.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Global picture  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET

    Discussing the most attractive areas of the market going into next week, with Scott Kavanaugh, First Foundation; Eric Stein, Eaton Vance; Christine Short, Estimize; and CNBC's Steve Liesman Rick Santelli.

  • NAPLES, Fla., Feb 6- Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said on Friday weak wage growth in the United States may be a sign that the natural, or long-term, rate of unemployment has slipped. Lockhart said it is hard to explain why the steady fall in the unemployment rate has not yet produced signs of wage or price pressures. "The debate will come most into play when we...