Economic Measures


  • Gold Could Hit $2000 Amid Inflation: BlackRock Exec Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    Investors will continue to see strong demand for gold and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the best way for regular investors to benefit from the commodity's rise, said Robert Kapito, president of BlackRock.

  • Foreign Stocks Offer Better Investment Than US: Gross Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 2:45 PM ET
    Stock shares

    The weak dollar will mean meager returns on US stocks and bonds for years, so US investors need to look at overseas markets for better yield, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fed Still Has Lots of Arrows: Former Gov. Kroszner Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 8:33 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve has not run out of options to boost the economy and must focus on managing people's expectations to avoid a prolonged slump like Japan experienced, former Fed Governor Randall Kroszner told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Census Finds Record Gap Between US Rich and Poor Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 8:06 AM ET
    US $100 banknote and a compass

    The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession

  • Still Few Women in Management, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 6:51 AM ET

    Women made little progress in climbing into management positions in this country even in the boom years before the financial crisis, according to a report to be released on Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office, writes the New York Times.

  • The Best Credit Score for Saving on Your Mortgage Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 5:14 AM ET

    Have you been working to boost your credit score before trying to get a mortgage? It may not yield the payback you expect.

  • Fed Will Boost Balance Sheet by $500 Billion: Survey Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve will boost its balance sheet by about half a trillion dollars over a six-month period beginning in November and keep it inflated for up to a year, according to a survey of leading markets participants by CNBC.

  • Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit will be paid a dollar again this year for 12 months of work, while other top executives at the bank are set to earn millions.

  • Lawmakers Take Steps to Protect Gold Investors Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    As gold tops $1,300 an ounce, lawmakers in Washington are aiming to ensure that consumers don't get trounced by bad gold deals.

  • Give States Funds to Spur Job Growth: Bill Clinton Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 4:09 PM ET
    Bill Clinton

    To chip away at unemployment, former President Clinton proposed Thursday on CNBC that employers with open jobs hire a newly trained employee whose education is funded by the government.

  • Forget Finance, New York is Trash Capital of the World Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 3:49 PM ET
    City of New York Department of Sanitation

    New York City’s quasi-military $1.2 billion Department of Sanitation is the largest such municipal operation in the world.

  • Bank Lending Won't Be Hurt By New Capital Rules: Geithner Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 10:46 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    U.S. banks should be able to meet new higher capital rules through future profits without crimping lending in a way that would harm the recovering economy, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a congressional panel Wednesday.

  • Financial Bailout Chief Announces Resignation Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    Herb Allison, the head of the government's $700 billion financial bailout program, is resigning.

  • Recession May Be Over, but Joblessness Remains Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 6:55 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    The United States economy has lost more jobs than it has added in the past year even as the recession ended in June 2009. The New York Times reports.

  • Los Angeles Mayor: We Will Not Go Bankrupt Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 6:40 AM ET
    Los Angeles, CA

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa dismissed former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan's gloomy prediction that the city will be bankrupt by 2014. 

  • Fed Signals It May Take Further Steps to Boost Economy Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 3:12 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve on Tuesday inched closer to fresh steps to bolster the sluggish  US recovery, saying it stood ready to provide more support for the economy.

  • President Obama continues to propose an end to the Bush Tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of December. The tax cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President Bush and lowered rates across the board on income, dividends and capital gains. The potential impact of a dividend hike—up to 20 percent or higher—is driving a sudden boom in business activity.

  • Town Hall Questioner: Obama 'Right Man for the Job' Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Velma Hart, who now-famously told President Obama at Monday's Town Hall that she was “deeply disappointed” with his attempts to revive the US economy, said on CNBC Tuesday that Obama is the “right man for the job.”

  • Read the Fed Statement Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Read the full text of the statement from the Federal Reserves Federal Open Market Committee  here.

  • If New Salmon Is Approved, Will Anyone Eat It? Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 2:21 PM ET

    As the FDA continues to take testimony over whether a genetically engineered salmon by Aqua Bounty is safe to eat, environmentally sound to raise, and whether it requires special labeling, there is a bigger question.  Would anyone eat it?

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