Economic Measures


  • 'RV Indicator' Says Economy Is Improving Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    Airstream Interstate 3500

    Shipments of RVs, an economic indicator, for 2011 are expected to be up 8.2 percent from those this year. Currently, about 8.3 million households now own an RV.

  • Mohammed el Erian

    More European countries will need bailouts until policy makers address the underlying causes of their financial problems, which include too much government debt and not enough spending controls, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 9:51 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland, North and South Korea, Congress and more - here's what you need to know for this week.

  • FDA Would Boost Food Inspections Under Senate Bill Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 5:01 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food plants under legislation the Senate is expected to pass this week.

  • Kill Economic Theories: 'Zombie Economics' Author Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    The world is on the brink of another financial crisis if the economic theories shaping today’s financial and public policy are not killed off, John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us," told CNBC Friday.

  • Next Debt Crisis May Start in Washington: Bair Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 6:25 AM ET
    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair

    The US needs to take urgent action to cut its debt in order to prevent the next financial crisis, which may start in Washington, Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corp. (FDIC) wrote in an editorial in the Washington Post.

  • Ex-House Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reports.

  • When Will Record Corporate Profits Translate to Jobs? Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 4:33 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    It may not have felt like a red-hot summer, but in the three months between July and September, US businesses netted more money than in any quarter since the government started keeping records.

  • No Time to Panic Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks are getting ripped by North Korea and Ireland, with all the fears that go along with those two stories. People should not panic. A lot of good news out there is suggesting a strong economy, regardless of what the Fed says.

  • Read Full Text Here Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 2:08 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    Read the full text of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's November 2-3 meeting here.

  • Crescenzi: GDP Data—Service Sector Could Boost Jobs Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    The rebound in the U.S. economy until the third quarter was concentrated in the goods-producing sector of the economy, something quite evident in data on personal spending on durable goods, particularly compared to data for spending on services. Given the fact that the U.S. economy is a service-oriented economy, the composition of consumer spending had therefore been skewed unfavorably in terms of what is best for job growth.

  • Jobless Rates Decline In Some of the Worst-Hit States Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    States with some of the highest unemployment in the country showed some improvement  in October, though the decline partly reflected an increase in people who gave up looking for work.

  • Oil Spill Clean-Up Response Criticized Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 5:56 AM ET

    The presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has said that neither the industry nor the US government had made adequate investments in clean-up technology in the wake of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, reports the Financial Times.

  • Regulators Won't Tackle 'Gray Area' Cases: Harvey Pitt Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Harvey Pitt said that regulators’ upcoming insider trading cases, expected to be filed soon, are clear cases of abuse and don’t reflect a shift upward in regulatory action.

  • Frederick Mishkin

    The Federal Reserve is undergoing what former central bank governor Frederic Mishkin is calling an unprecedented level of attacks caused by its inability to articulate a clear message regarding its multitrillion-dollar monetary policies.

  • UK to Water Down Bank Bonus Rules Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 4:37 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne is set to water down plans to force disclosure of bank bonus payments above £1 million, in a move that will delight the City but sets up a political clash with business secretary Vince Cable and the Liberal Democrats, reports the Financial Times.

  • Easing Will Cost American Jobs: Blackstone President Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 5:21 PM ET

    The president and COO of private-equity firm Blackstone Group, Tony James, told CNBC Friday that quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve will enhance productivity, but not whittle down the large unemployment number in the United States.

  • 3-D Films Lead the Pack: Dreamworks CEO Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    Six of the top-grossing movies this year have been 3-D films, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told CNBC Friday.

  • Companies Are Busier, So Will Hiring Pick Up Soon? Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    Those with jobs are working more hours, and factory workers are getting more overtime. Though neither is at the point that signals significant hiring ahead, it's clearly moving in the right direction, some economists say.

  • US-China Currency War on Collision Course: Market Pro Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 11:25 AM ET

    Currency friction between the United States and China is on a "collision course," as both countries manage two opposing monetary and economic interests, Jim Rickards, sr. managing director at Omnis, a market intelligence firm, told CNBC on Friday.