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  • 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.

  • Cramer: 5 Signs Signaling Growth Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 7:16 PM ET

    These five data points lead the "Mad Money" host to believe the market is on the up-and-up.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 4, 2011 Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 6:59 PM ET

    Talking jobs with the maestro, welcoming 'Melo to MSG and cheering the ad dollars. Here's some of what we’re watching—and that you should be watching as well.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 3, 2011 Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:01 AM ET
    retail sales

    Retailers mark up to avoid a mark down, stocks tango with oil, the ramp-up to Jobs Friday, the man behind the world's biggest hedge fund and the rebel with the motorcycle. Here's some of what we’re watching—and which, therefore, you should as well.

  • GOP Spending Cuts Would Slow Growth: Bernanke Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says a House Republicans plan to cut $61 billion in federal spending this year would reduce economic growth and cause job losses.

  • Labor Markets Perk Up     Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 8:17 AM ET

    Small business employment has made gains in the last 12 consecutive months, but what will ADP data show? Joel Prakken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss.

  • Pension Funds Strained, States Look at 401(k) Plans Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 5:56 AM ET

    Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companies adopted years ago, reports the New York Times.

  • Cramer: 7 Must-Watch Events Next Week Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 6:14 PM ET

    This is a day-by-day look into what Cramer plans to monitor in the days ahead.