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  • NY Fed report: Consumer credit improved in Q2     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    The NY Fed reports consumer finances improved in the second quarter this year, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Santelli: 'I don't believe' these govt numbers Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    When discussing the Fed's inflation targets, CNBC's Rick Santelli questioned whether the government's approach to inflation is a way to "fudge the numbers."

  • Gold settles 1% higher as commodities rise Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Gold settled 1 percent higher on Wednesday, as broad gains in the commodities complex and signs of simmering inflation lifted bullion after the previous day's drop.

  • Look ahead to today's trading day     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management, and Peter Bain, Old Mutual Asset Management, provide a preview of today's market action.

  • Global markets update: Euro zone exits recession     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Roth reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as key economic data caused indexes to move in opposite directions.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Major indexes near day's highs     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; and CNBC's Bob Pisani take a look at today's market action.

  • Too early to lay out stimulus exit: Fed's Lockhart Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    US economic performance remains too mixed for Federal Reserve policymakers to lay out a detailed path for exiting the stimulus plan, a top Fed official said on Tuesday.

  • US market to climb higher?     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says that the U.S. market could surprise to the upside as the current bull market is "unloved".

  • US bond yields near 2-year high on economic hopes Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Treasurys yields approached two-year highs after data in Europe showed that the region's economy is picking up steam, while U.S. retail sales data was also firm.

  • Global markets update: Europe shares rally     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Roth reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks moved higher on economic data from Germany and the United Kingdom.

  • Easy returns on housing investments may be over Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    With stock prices in flux and bond prices falling investors seeking better returns in the housing market may be disappointed, according to researchers at the Atlanta Fed.

  • Fed 'dove-nado' may prove more powerful than QE Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    Two Fed economists are telling the Street what it already suspected: Dovish talk may have an even bigger impact than quantitative easing.

  • Oil rises on Libya supply disruptions Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    Brent crude rose on Monday as fresh export disruptions in OPEC nation Libya stoked supply concerns.

  • Deficit drop & GDP     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    The government reported a July deficit of $97 billion, and spending is down 2.9 percent because of the sequester and a wind down in defense spending. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why this matters to investors.

  • Larry Summers' latest opponent—Bette Midler? Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    Bette Midler

    There are plenty of famed economists taking sides in the Summers vs Yellen debate for the next Fed chair. But award-winning singer/actresses? Much less feedback in that department.

  • Central banks losing taste for gold Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:56 PM ET

    Central banks, key players in gold's meteoric 12-year rise, are losing enthusiasm for the metal as official sector purchases show signs of decline, with fading emerging market buying power.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Stocks have priced in tapering fears: pro     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager for core fixed income at ING Investment Management, explains why the outlook for equities remain positive.

  • Evans' Eye on financials     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans shares her thoughts on the comeback in the financial sector at Post 9 from the floor of the NYSE.

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