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  • Market Insider: Will Key Data Support The Fed's View? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 10:14 PM ET
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    The challenge for markets Thursday will be whether weekly jobless claims and existing homes sales confirm the Fed's view that the economy and housing are getting better.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 10:08 PM ET

    Key events and data to look out for on Thursday.

  • G20—Why Pittsburgh? A Tale of Three Cities Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 6:56 PM ET
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    Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers. To me, it's been three cities over the past 30 years. And now the city that G-20 visitors will see can credit those institutions for helping it weather this financial crisis.

  • Is Your State on the List? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
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    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • House Bill Adds to Jobless Benefits in 27 States Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:23 AM ET
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    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Market Insider: A Sober and Subdued Wall Street Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | 11:04 PM ET
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    With little else to sway it, the stock market should continue to trade quietly ahead of the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement.

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    The Fed's two-day meeting starts in Washington Tuesday, as President Obama and other world leaders gather in New York. Traders are watching both, as well as the meeting of G-20 leaders in Pittsburgh later in the week

  • Young Foreigners Look for Jobs in China amid Crisis Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 4:15 AM ET
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    Young foreigners are coming to China to look for work in its unfamiliar but less bleak economy, driven by the worst job markets in decades in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Market Still Trending Higher Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | 11:40 AM ET
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    The trend for stocks continues to point up and could stay that way through the end of September, even if there are some choppy days.

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    Retail staffs are much more experienced than they were one year ago. This may allow companies to cut back on recruiting and training costs, as well as improve their customer service this holiday season.

  • Market Insider: Time for a Breather Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 5:47 AM ET
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    The stock market took a rest Thursday, signaling traders that it may be getting ready to shake off some recent gains.

  • Recovery May Be Sharper than Most Expect: Mussa Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
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    The economic recovery may be sharper than many forecasters, including the International Monetary Fund, have predicted, precisely because the recession was so deep, Michael Mussa, senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, told CNBC.com.

  • Market Insider: Risk Appetite is Back! Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 10:36 PM ET
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    Rising stock prices are acting as a powerful magnet, prying loose fresh cash and drawing it into a market that's 58 percent above its March lows.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 10:45 PM ET
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    Wall Street's bulls are convinced there is enough good news to graze on for a while longer.

  • Avoiding the Financial Abyss: Success Without Glory Sunday, 13 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
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    Halting the financial sector's death plunge is arguably the government's most measurable achievement this year. Yet as President Barack Obama observes the one-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse, his administration's increasingly sunny assessment of Wall Street's rebound faces a hard sell.

  • Recession Boosts Gun Sales: Smith & Wesson CEO Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 3:45 PM ET

    Personal protection becomes a bigger worry for Americans during uncertain economic times, and Smith & Wesson CEO Michael Golden said this fear helped fuel a 30 percent jump in quarterly profit for the largest handgun manufacturer in the US.

  • Farr: Un-Labor Day Thoughts Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 4:36 PM ET
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    August unemployment data were released this morning and the numbers were not as bad as expected. The rate of job losses is slowing, and some economists think that the rate of jobs lost should reach zero sometime around year end with job growth returning in early 2010.

  • Markets on the Verge of Recovery: Experts Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 4:12 PM ET

    The unemployment numbers were disappointing at face value, but overall, economic data has been consistently building a foundation for recovery, said Robert Keiser, Standard & Poor's senior director.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 8:42 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 216,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate rose to 9.7%, the fewest losses since August last year  but highest unemployment rate since mid-1983.  The June and July numbers were revised upward as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Gartman: I Don't Like the Gold, Bond Rush Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 8:06 AM ET

    The rush to buy gold and the rise in the bond market witnessed this week are not reassuring for investors, as they indicate fears of future troubles in the economy, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Friday.