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  • UK Consumer Recovery to be Slowest in 180 Years Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:19 AM ET

    The UK economy is set to experience the slowest pick-up in consumer spending of any post-recession period since 1830, according to a Financial Times analysis of official forecasts.

  • Mad Money, May 31, 2011     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Job Creation Requires 'Whole New Team': Santorum Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 8:51 AM ET

    Voters need to send "a whole new team to town to change the perception that Washington is hostile to business and job creation, potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told CNBC.

  • EU Set to Kick Greek Can a Little Further Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 7:13 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    Following months of talks, Germany now appears ready to drop demands it has made in order to allow Greece to restructure its debt and prevent the government in Athens from running out of cash over the summer.

  • Will Return of 95% Mortgages Boost UK Homebuilders? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 6:28 AM ET
    Construction worker in New York City.

    British homebuilders and mortgage lenders are considering making it easier for first-time buyers to get the 95 percent mortgages which many believe contributed to the credit crisis, in a move that risks sparking a wave of criticism.

  • Saudi Arabia May Call Time on Expatriate Workers Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia's labor market is in sharp focus today following a report of a new policy that could serve as an expat time-bar in the kingdom.

  • Drug Trade Flourishes in Spanish Port Town Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Andalusia has the highest unemployment rate among Spain’s 17 regions, 29.7 percent at the end of the first quarter, according to the National Institute of Statistics. That compares with a national jobless rate of 21 percent, double the European Union average.

  • Not a Flashy Investor, Just Successful Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    The money manager Martin D. Sass loves a good bargain. He snapped up his 1995 Donzi motorboat after it had been repossessed from its previous owner. He made a take-it-or-leave-it offer for a home on Long Island that had been on the market for years, only to later discover he had bought Vincent Astor’s summer home, the New York Times reports.

  • The economy has struck a soft patch that is likely temporary, and the second half of the year should be better, some economists say.

  • Week Ahead: A June Swoon for Markets? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 7:59 PM ET

    If the stock market is going to struggle next month, the jobs report to be released Friday of next week could be as good a trigger as any.

  • Mad Money, May 27, 2011     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Being a New Face Will Help Me Beat Obama: Pawlenty Friday, 27 May 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.

  • Topps: As American As Bubble Gum, Baseball Cards Friday, 27 May 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    There are few things more American than bubble gum and baseball cards. This is something Topps, the nation’s leading manufacturer of Bazooka gum and sports cards, has known for more than 60 years. And that's the way things are staying.

  • Young and Restless in Spain as Jobless Rate Soars Friday, 27 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    Demonstrators block a police car on the parking lot of the Madrid transport bus company during the general strike held in whole Spain in Madrid as unions launched a 24-hour general strike all around Spain to protest tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.

    The first thing Silvia Huelves was told when she started studying architecture was that she should take up Chinese or Japanese -- she was never going to build anything in Spain any time soon.

  • New data on the consumer and housing greet what promise to be thinly traded markets Friday, ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend.

  • Some Economists Expect Recovery Later This Year Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:20 PM ET

    "We can put our finger on the problems, and they're temporary, I think," says one economist. "Oil prices were a blow. You can see that in the consumer spending numbers in Q1, and prices are coming back down."

  • Mad Money, May 26, 2011     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Jobless Claims & GDP Revision Up     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman breakdown the initial jobless claims data, up 10,000 and the GDP revision, up 1.8 percent.

  • A Brady Plan for the Southern Euro Zone: Choudhry Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:42 AM ET

    The policy of no default, no change to euro membership and providing a bailout fund has not worked, writes Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Sales of Distressed US Homes Fall in First Quarter Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:54 AM ET
    Foreclosure

    Sales of distressed U.S. homes fell in the first quarter as demand remained weak, but they still made up about 28 percent of total sales, the highest amount in a year, a RealtyTrac report said Thursday.