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  • Traders look to auto sales to drive stocks higher Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    A man browses 2014 Ford Motor Co. F-150 trucks displayed for sale at Uftring Ford car dealership in East Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    Stocks could stay on cruise control, with auto sales as a potential catalyst, as traders watch for another new high in the Nasdaq.

  • Fed has 'golden' chance to tighten: Druckenmiller Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    The founder of Duquesne Capital Management said that the Fed risks disrupting the U.S. economy if it waits to raise interest rates.

  • Gross: Nasdaq 5K represents a 'bit of a bubble' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Bill Gross during CNBC interview

    Janus Capital's Bill Gross on Monday said the Nasdaq hitting 5,000 represents "a little bit of a bubble."

  • Santelli: Focus on bond buying  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Audit the Fed? Bad idea: Ron Insana Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Ron Insana says Congress should not be auditing the Fed. Period.

  • Philly Fed names Patrick Harker as new president Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Patrick T. Harker to be named the next Philadelphia Federal Reserve president and CEO.

    The Philadelphia Federal Reserve named University of Delaware President Patrick Harker as its new president and CEO.

  • Consumer spending falls for a second straight month Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

  • Europe, US monetary policies 'set to widen'  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Reinhard Cluse, chief European economist at UBS, says there's a "decoupling" going on between Europe and the U.S., in terms of their monetary policies.

  • Greek politics becoming complicated: El Erian  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    Mohammed El Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, told CNBC at the Global Financial Markets Forum that politics in Greece is becoming far more complicated. He also discussed the ECB's QE program.

  • Negative yields: What could go wrong? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET

    Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory to eke out economic growth, but unintended, counterproductive outcomes may emerge.

  • China vs US stocks: Which is better?  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 10:06 PM ET

    Jonathan Pain, author of the Pain Report, says the Chinese stock market will likely see further gains ahead, but Wall Street may see potential headwinds this year.

  • PBOC's rate cut isn't 'desperation': UBS  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET

    Lutfey Siddiqi, global head of EM FX, Rates & Credit at UBS, attributes the fall in the Australian dollar on Monday to China's rate cut, which doesn't constitute an "an act of panic" by Beijing.

  • What China's rate cut means for growth in 2015  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    Wendy Liu, head of China Equity Research at Nomura, expects China's growth to bottom in the second quarter and see a pick-up in the subsequent quarter, putting full-year growth at 6.8 percent.

  • Why the PBOC needs to ease further  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:38 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, chief Asia economist at Morgan Stanley, says the People's Bank of China needs to cut interest rates further because real interest rates remain "pretty high."

  • After rate cut, what's next from PBOC? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 PM ET

    The Chinese central bank's second rate cut in three months is insufficient, and more easing steps are needed, say economists.

  • Fed rate hike will be 'later this year': BofA  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    While a rise in U.S. interest rates will occur in 2015, the hike will come likely later in the year, instead of June, says Michael Hanson, senior U.S. economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • Poor growth prospects prompt China rate cut: Pro  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 7:05 PM ET

    A weakening housing sector and exports coming under pressure are dimming China's growth prospects, says Richard Iley, chief economist for Asia at BNP Paribas.

  • What spurred China's interest rate cut?  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan, says falling inflation and expectations for "uninspiring growth" over the past 2 months triggered the interest rate cut in China.

  • PBOC unveils long-awaited rate cut  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says the central bank's rate cut makes sense amid a slowing housing sector and data showing China in deflation.

  • Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics, says China needs more rate cuts to prop up growth, likely in the form of another 50-basis-point cut in the reserve requirement ratio.

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