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  • I am rather bullish about where things are heading, and the opportunities in our grasp when we are proactive and look for new ways to solve the problems we face in our economy, education and jobs.

  • Knee-jerk reactions to catastrophes often fall wide of the mark, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • Slackers No More — Say Hello to ‘Generation Earn’ Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Generation Earn

    "Somehow, my generation has earned a bad rap when it comes to money. We’ve been pegged as ‘generation debt,’ living at home with our parents while taking years to finish school, settle on a career, and choose a romantic partner. But that stereotype, it turns out, isn’t quite accurate," writes the author.

  • Blog: Kicking and Screaming, EU Will Move to Solidarity Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 2:31 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Jean Monnet, the father of European integration, once remarked that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted in crises.”

  • Blog: The Euro Zone Debt Crisis Not Over Yet Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:33 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Did euro area policymakers finally pull a real live rabbit out of the hat? The headlines from Friday's summit are certainly impressive, advancing much quicker than expected and delivering the surprise of allowing the EFSF to intervene in the primary debt markets.

  • Debt Fight Unleashes QE3 by Stealth: Economist Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 2:24 AM ET

    Congress unwittingly unleashed a third wave of quantitative easing (QE3) by stealth by refusing to raise the US Treasury’s debt ceiling, according to Paul Ashworth, US economist at Capital Economics.

  • Talking Numbers     Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Unemployment is still the biggest hurdle facing the economy. In fact, many Americans won't see a recovery until the jobs picture improves. A look at how the markets are being impacted, with Steve East, Height Analytics managing director.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 10, 2011 Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:00 PM ET
    Mary L. Shapiro

    SEC conflicts, economic data across continents and iPad fever. Here's some of what we’re watching — and therefore you should as well.

  • Amid a painfully slow job recovery, one of the great mysteries of this recession has been the disappearance of several million workers from the labor force. Until now, there’s been little data available on just who is leaving and who is entering the workforce. But CNBC received detailed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and crunched the numbers.

  • The Economics of Enough Already Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:23 AM ET

    When I was an undergraduate studying economics, our political economy teacher used to ask us just how many different types of deodorant society needed.

  • 'Screwflation' and the Two-Headed Market Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 3:45 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    You can’t beat a bit of Roman mythology on a Tuesday morning, so an article by Doug Kass, the president of Seabreeze Partners Management caught my attention.

  • Blog: Does the West Want To Go the Japanese Route? Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:22 AM ET
    Cash Register

    The West is poorly positioned to handle this latest oil price scare. The buffers which typically limit downside economic risks are no longer working.

  • Chicago Fed Pres on Rates     Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president, and CNBC's Steve Liesman, discuss the economy, inflation, oil prices, unemployment and where the Fed stands with QE2.

  • The crazy volatility of recent days strikes me as a market that is topping itself and is struggling. I'm still guessing we have a bit of a pull-back.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Blog: Why Won't Bernanke Come Clean on Glut? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”

  • Blog: Investors Beware, Sugar Rush Is Fading Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:12 AM ET

    Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.

  • Finally, the economy appears to be delivering jobs—adding 222,000 private sector jobs and 192,000, after losses in government are subtracted, in February.

  • Big economic-growth stats are trumping oil prices and the Mideast tinderbox. In optimistic trading on Thursday, stocks soared nearly 200 Dow points. Oil barely fell to just under $102 a barrel. Know what? The market may be shouting out that the recent oil spike is not going to derail economic recovery.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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