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The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both up more than 5 percent this year, and barring something dramatic will finish in the black.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took another step Friday toward further monetary stimulus, but in doing so left one key issue unanswered: What if all this intervention causes more harm than good?
The United States has exhibited emerging-market growth this year in advertising, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the world’s largest advertising agency told CNBC Friday.
Rising commodity prices and lingering consumer uncertainties have been eating away at food companies' margins. Until consumers bounce back, food makers will continue to feel the drag on retail pricing, ConAgra Foods Chief Executive Gary Rodkin tells CNBC on Thursday.
As if the problems in foreclosures weren't enough, another potential problem for the nation's big banks is raising its head today and is the key reason that shares of banks such as Bank of America are down sharply and credit default swap for some banks are widening.
The only way to combat the unemployment rate is to see investment by companies in their capacity. Companies are only going to hire more people if they have a demand for there goods or services, said Scott Sperling, co-president of THL Partners.
A halt to foreclosures could be a boost to home prices in the near term, Carl Riccadonna, US senior economist at Deutsche Bank, told CNBC Thursday.
The US mortgage foreclosure crisis deepened as it emerged that Wells Fargo may have used practices that prompted rivals to halt home repossessions, and JPMorgan Chase said banks might be fined over the issue.
China may well become the world’s largest economy, but because it has exhibited fear of the Internet in its policies, it “can’t lead a knowledge-based revolution,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNBC Wednesday.
As the economy improves, railroad company CSX sees volume growing in most markets except housing, Michael Ward, the company's chairman & CEO told CNBC ahead of a post-earnings conference call on Wednesday.
The US government should stimulate investment in order to ensure solid and sustainable economic growth, not cut taxes, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Wednesday.
Most Federal Reserve members appear ready to launch a new round of monetary easing soon because of worries that the US economy is not recovering fast enough, according to minutes of the cental bank's September meeting.
Read the full text of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's Sept. 21 meeting here.
Concerns linger over large state debt as a new report released today, by the Kellogg School of Management, estimates an additional $574 billion is unfunded liabilities from pension plans at the city and county levels.
Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team, now in its 39th year, celebrates the nation’s top sell-side equity research analysts, as determined by the world’s leading money managers.
The financial crisis has left behind a "slow disease" that is eating into financial markets, and this is obvious in stock prices and currencies, but less so in bonds for the moment, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, told CNBC Tuesday.
Regulators are struggling to create a global mechanism that could wind down a big financial institution without the disruption caused by Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, reports the Financial Times.
Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will have to wait until at least 2012 to see their Social Security checks increase.
Market participants are now virtually certain that the Federal Reserve will announce that it will resume buying assets, and do so in a sizeable way, according to an exclusive CNBC survey.
Precisely because of the obvious failure of the Obama stimulus-spending program to adequately create jobs, the Federal Reserve is moving toward re-priming the pump. It’s the addition of yet another bad policy of dollar destruction to the first mistake of massive spending.