Economic Measures


  • Can the Rally Continue?     Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    As Bernanke faces heat over his policies, which some believe is causing inflation around the world, investors wonder whether the rally will continue, with David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; Barry Knapp, Barclays. and CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • Intel Chief to Join White House Council on Jobs Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Casting about for innovative job-creation ideas, President Barack Obama is naming one of his critics to an advisory council responsible for finding new ways to promote economic growth and bring jobs to the U.S.

  • Deficit Plan Details     Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Discussing the Senate bi-partisan deal that may be in the works, with Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) and Sen. Rob Portman, (R-OH).

  • Fed Is Moving Ahead on Financial Revamp: Bernanke Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 11:02 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.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank is working closely with other regulators to implement the biggest overhaul of the nation's financial rules since the 1930s.

  • Illinois Governor's Budget Relies on Big Bond Sale Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday proposed a budget that largely depends on  selling more debt to pay off a pile of bills that have left Illinois' finances the weakest among U.S. states.

  • Read Full Text Here Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:09 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    A meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee was held in the offices of the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. and continued on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.

  • Muni Meltdown     Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Insight on whether now is a good time to buy munis, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners managing partner.

  • HIdden Taxes?     Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Looking for tax increases in President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, with Ryan Ellis, Americans for Tax Reform policy director.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Neither US political party is willing to make the choices needed to bring down the crippling US budget deficits, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.

  • Obama's 2012 Budget Saves Big in Small Ways Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    President Obama’s 2012 budget cuts items large and small—sometimes very, very small. A little-noticed section of the budget released Monday points out some common sense—if tiny—things the federal government is going to do to tighten its belt in years to come.

  • 16 Stocks Ready to Run     Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    The stocks and sectors that perform best when inflation hits anywhere in the world, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan chief U.S. equity strategist.

  • US Trade Deficit Widens to $40.6 Billion in December Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    The trade deficit widened in December, closing out a year in which America's trade gap ballooned by the largest amount in a decade.

  • The lack of a flight to the US dollar and Treasurys during the crisis in Egypt is a warning sign that investors are moving away from traditional American safety plays, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Corn Reserves Drop to 15-Year Low Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    U.S. reserves of corn have hit their lowest level in over 15 years in part because of higher demand from the ethanol industry, hinting at tighter supplies and higher food prices in 2011.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with yet another charge to fend off—that the central bank's loose monetary policies are ignoring a looming inflation risk.

  • Fed Missing Inflation, Should Raise Rates: Rep. Ryan Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates now in order to head off inflation later, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC.

  • "Commodity markets see inflation, bond markets see inflation, and obviously with equities growing, they're inflating," says one pro.  "So I don't see a lot of sustenance to suspending disbelief that Ben Bernanke says there's no inflation."

  • January's Unemployment Report: Snow Job Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 4:36 PM ET

    The January employment report was a complete snow job. Abominable winter blizzards across the country caused 886,000 workers to report “not at work due to bad weather,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is 600,000 more than the normal 300,000 not at work for the average January of the past decade.

  • Unemployment Will Prevent Fed From Rate Hike: Gross Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:43 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Persistently high unemployment rates likely will keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates for at least another year, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • TARP Makes Future Bailouts More Likely: Top Official Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    One of the most significant legacies of TARP is that it has increased the chance  of more bailouts,  Neil Barofsky, the government program’s special inspector general, told CNBC Wednesday.