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  • Gold manages modest weekly gain; Ends near $1,252 Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Gold settled higher and snagged a modest weekly gain after a string of US data showed more strength in the recovery of the world's largest economy.

  • Cashin says: It's been a strange week     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss American Express pushing the Dow today. It's been a strange week, he says. Viewers should be careful about the flows. The pair also looks at earnings so far.

  • Prices rise, Fed meeting this month in focus Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rose on Friday as housing and industrial production data came in largely as expected and as trading volumes were light.

  • Investing in 2014 & beyond     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Alison Deans, Varick Asset Management, provides her outlook on the markets and where she is spotting weakness and opportunity. I think European banks are an interesting place to have money right now, says Deans.

  • Global markets: European shares push higher     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as equities receive a boost after better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.K.

  • Fed is almost on 'auto-pilot'     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, discusses the U.S. economy and says the December jobs report is an "aberration" as most data are positive.

  • Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group, explains how the Fed's low interest-rate strategy is already seeing a rise in inflation.

  • Watch Art Cashin: Stocks aren't in the clear yet Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS talks with Mary Thompson about why he's still concerned about stocks, even though they stabilized a bit today after Friday's plunge.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman and Sara Eisen discuss why central bankers are so afraid of deflation and how it impacts corporate profits.

  • Bernanke has been exonerated over time: Liesman     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses Ben Bernanke's last press conference and the legacy of the outgoing Fed chairman.

  • Bernanke cracks wise: The best QE joke ever! Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    As a comedian Ben Bernanke makes a heck of a central banker.

  • Cashin says: The dip is gone     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the buy-the-dip concept. After buying on Tuesday and Wednesday, there is no more dip and they walked away today.

  • Bernanke joke takes swipe at critics     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke starts with a joke as he answers a question at the Brookings Institution on how confident he was as the Fed started its "quantitative easing" through large-scale purchases of financial assets.

  • Bernanke on QE: Building on what others had done     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ben Bernanke discusses his confidence in QE and that the plan would actually simulate the economy.

  • Could Lehman have been avoided?     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Ben Bernanke discusses the circumstances surrounding the Lehman Brothers collapse and answers the question whether bankruptcy could have been avoided if the Treasury had gone to Congress earlier.

  • Bernanke: Paulson did what had to be done     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    Outgoing Federal Reserve chairmen Ben Bernanke discusses how his actions helped stabilize economy and the effects of the crisis on the global economy. Bernanke also discusses his relationship with Secretary Hank Paulson.

  • Cashin on Ben Bernanke's legacy     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses what Ben Bernanke will be addressing at his last press conference. Art Cashin, UBS, weighs in on Bernanke's legacy.

  • Bernanke: Pres. Bush gave leeway and support     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Ben Bernanke discusses the role of President Bush during the 2008 financial crises, how he communicated what was happening to the president, and the perception implications on Wall Street.

  • Bernanke's financial crisis 'playbook'     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Outgoing Federal Reserve chairmen Ben Bernanke speaks on the economy and discusses his strategies during the financial crisis.

  • Jeremy Siegel: 18,000 fair value for Dow     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses how the fiscal year is shaping up and where the risk is in the market.

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