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Investors caught between fears of the future and wanting to catch the gains of the present should try to use a "safe-risk spread" that guards against the lingering potential of an economic double-dip, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian said.
Governments that bolstered their countries’ ailing institutions impacted by the financial crisis need to step back and give the private sector a chance to innovate and rebuild, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC Tuesday.
Of the 15 most important world economies, the United States ranks in the middle in terms of economic and business dynamism, said Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of AMB Property, an international industrial realty developer which focuses on distribution.
The global economy is in a weak recovery, but it's a recovery nonetheless and the world couldn't even talk itself into a recession, Paul Donavan, international economist at UBS, told CNBC Tuesday.
Small business grew slightly more optimistic in August as expectations improved for business conditions in 2011, despite the overhang of high unemployment, according to a survey released Tuesday.
"I am a huge bull on this country. We are not going to have a double-dip recession at all," said Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. "I see our businesses coming back across the board."
Confidence among average investors is slowly returning after being severely damaged by the financial crisis and the "flash crash" earlier this year, James Gorman, CEO and president or Morgan Stanley, told CNBC Monday
Don't extend Bush tax cuts, David Stockman, the director of Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan, told CNBC.
Allowing the Bush tax cuts for all income levels to expire at year-end would cut US economic growth by "well over a percentage point," Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC.
This week, as everyone talks about what went wrong at Lehman Brothers; think instead about what went wrong with Japan.
The President's economic stimulus plan is not what the country needs to generate jobs, Lawrence Lindsey, president & CEO of The Lindsey Group and former National Economic Council director, told CNBC on Friday.
The US economy will slow in the second half but return to more normal growth in the first half of 2011, James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, told CNBC Thursday.
With stimulus programs no longer boosting the economy, growth will come to a standstill for the remainder of 2010 and feel like a return to recession, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
Those who live off their savings and investments are hit hard by falling interest rates, as corporations borrow cheaply and sit on the cash. The NYT reports.
It will take a while to see jobs come back in force after what he described as a “savage” recession, Treasury Tim Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.
The U.S. Federal Reserve Wednesday said it would conduct further term deposit facility auctions to prepare for an eventual exit from its ultra-easy monetary policy.
The strength in the shipping sector may indicate the US economy is in better shape than recent economic data suggests, according to Urs Dur, an analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.
Job openings rose in July after two months of declines, a positive sign that companies could step up hiring in the coming months.
The Fed's decision to buy more Treasurys may lead to inflation and other political and economic troubles, former Fed governor Frederic Mishkin told CNBC.
Despite the dose of optimism Friday's jobs number brought to Wall Street, the backbone of US employment remains weak at best.