U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007.» Read More
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.
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.
Discussing the Senate bi-partisan deal that may be in the works, with Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) and Sen. Rob Portman, (R-OH).
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 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.
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.
Insight on whether now is a good time to buy munis, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners managing partner.
Looking for tax increases in President Obama's 2012 budget proposal, with Ryan Ellis, Americans for Tax Reform policy director.
Neither US political party is willing to make the choices needed to bring down the crippling US budget deficits, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
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.
The stocks and sectors that perform best when inflation hits anywhere in the world, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan chief U.S. equity strategist.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.