Economic Measures


  • Employers Advertise Fewer Jobs in November Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 12:22 PM ET
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    Job openings dipped in November, the latest evidence that employers remain cautious about adding new workers.

  • Banking regulators have quietly taken a major step toward harmonized global regulation by agreeing to raise worldwide capital requirements whenever an individual country declares a credit bubble.

  • Goldman Traders to Set Up Fund in London Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Two traders on Goldman Sachs’s proprietary trading desk are poised to set up their own fund in London, financed by a major European backer, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • Less Worried About Layoffs, Jobholders Spend More Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 5:48 AM ET

    A steady decline in layoffs is giving the vast majority of adults who have jobs the confidence to spend more freely and help energize the economy.

  • Consumers Boost Borrowing in November Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 3:22 PM ET
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    Consumers increased the amount of money they borrowed in November to buy cars and attend college, marking the first back-to-back consumer credit gains in more than two years.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    "The key theme of our economic outlook this year is that the US economy has plenty of room to grow," Goldman economist Hatzius says. "The combination of strong GDP growth and a large output gap is also likely to produce big gains in corporate profits."

  • Consumers Must Save More, Spend Less: Feldstein Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    The recent sharp decline in the saving rates of US households isn’t sustainable and will eventually erode consumer spending and, naturally, business, Martin Feldstein, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, told CNBC Friday.

  • The US stands to lost its coveted top credit rating unless Washington policymakers make good on promises to get the nation's financial house in order, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Private Sector Job Creation Highest Ever For ADP Report Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    The private sector created an eye-popping 297,000 jobs from November to December, according a report from ADP that was the highest number the payroll firm has ever reported.

  • Private Equity Split on Investments Valuations Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • Fears of Muni Bond Defaults 'Overblown': CEO Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 5:02 PM ET

    Fears about massive defaults in the municipal bond market are “well-overblown,” James Reynolds, chairman and CEO of Loop Capital in Chicago, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Read Full Text Here Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:03 PM ET
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    Read the full text of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's Dec. 14 meeting here.

  • The Federal Reserve likely won't add any more stimulus to the economy this year but will probably hold off on raising interest rates until 2013, Jan Hatzius, chief US economist for Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Monday

  • GOP Agenda: Kill Health Care, Cut Spending and Taxes Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
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    Individual Americans will realize the most benefits from new rules and tax changes that take effect starting at midnight.

  • Tax Cuts That Come With the New Year Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 4:05 PM ET

    Individual Americans will realize the most benefits from new rules and tax changes that take effect starting at midnight.

  • The Rose Parade As Economic Indicator? Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 2:31 PM ET

    Job numbers, equipment orders and capital expenditures, even sales of recreational vehicles, are seen as  economic indicators. Here’s another: the Tournament of Roses parade on Saturday, New Year’s Day, in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Robert Shiller Analysis Yields 2020 Target for S&P Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    Using long term analysis, Professor Robert Shiller, macromarkets chief economist at Yale University and the co-creator of The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, told CNBC on Friday that the S&P 500 will reach 1430 by the year 2020.

  • Crescenzi: Top-10, Top-Down Themes for 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Chinese Could Become Richer Than Americans: Economist Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:13 AM ET

    If the US and Chinese economies move at their present rates, the average Chinese citizen will be wealthier than the average American in less than three decades, Ed Lazear, a Stanford University economic professor, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Chadwick: A Look at 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    The fallout from the global crisis of 2008 will continue to impact economies around the world, but the amplitude will be lower, allowing for a return to a more normalized environment for growth and profits. As health returns to economies, so will investment returns.