Economic Measures


  • Haines: Keep Bush Tax Cuts? I'm Not So Sure Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    It's a bad time to repeal the Bush tax cuts. I used to agree, but now I’m not so sure. I’m not saying I disagree, just that I’m not so sure. I started to think about it more when I readthat Alan Greenspan supports the complete expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

  • Only Cure for Slump Is a Slump: Strategist Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 5:42 AM ET

    Talk of stimulus spending simply delaying an inevitable crash is rife and one strategist said that what the market needs is a good, old-fashioned fall in prices to clean up the system.

  • Are Small-Cap Companies Ripe for Buyouts? Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 6:03 PM ET

    Credit Suisse analysts have noted that cash and short-term investments as a percentage of assets and market cap is at its highest level among large corporations in the last 20 years.  It could signal a coming M&A boom.

  • Following Friday’s disappointing US jobs data, Goldman Sachs Chief US economist is calling for quantitative easing 2.0 and additional stimulus measures.

  • MBA Students Find Job Prospects Are Improving Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 3:18 PM ET
    Young Employees

    Despite dismal unemployment numbers and increased public distrust of business executives, the MBA is alive and well if you ask the candidates themselves.

  • The Washington War on Investment Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    Will higher tax penalties on investment really spur jobs and faster economic growth? Most commentators would say no. It’s really a matter of economic common sense. But Tim Geithner says, Yes!

  • Forgotten Indicators Are Flashing Danger: Economist Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    Despite statements from officials and analysts that a double-dip recession will not hit the US, there are some little-watched indicators that are pointing to a downturn in the economy, David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said in a market commentary note.

  • Thursday's weekly jobless claims only reinforced what Wall Street already knew—that despite halting signs of improvement, there is no robust recovery.

  • Major US Ports Predict Holiday Shopping Boom Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    If shipments into one major U.S. port are any indication, we’re in for a stellar holiday shopping season.

  • Las Vegas Will Reinvent Itself: Real Estate Investor Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Las Vegas, Nevada may be on its way back after suffering a severe economic downturn brought on by the housing market's collapse, say the local experts. hr<!-- -->

  • US Exporting Deflation to Europe, Japan: Economist Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    Deflation in the United States threatens economies across the globe, particularly Europe and Japan, John Makin, chief economist at Caxton Associates, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Obama Pledges Relentless Fight on Economy Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is pledging a relentless fight to rebuild the economy as millions of families struggle.

  • The public is beginning to understand that the economic recovery remains very tenuous. Therefore, we do not believe that any new taxes, including an increase in rates on the "rich", would receive much popular support at this stage.

  • More Government Workers Face Pay Cuts, Not Furloughs Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 7:29 AM ET
    State hearing room

    Local and state governments, as well as some companies, are trimming salaries  in cost-saving measures that are often described as a last-ditch effort to avoid layoffs., reports the New York Times.

  • No Double Dip, No Deflation: RBS Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 6:08 AM ET

    Following a number of strong earnings reports that includes encouraging outlook, the economy is not "headed for either a double dip recession or a deflationary malaise," according to Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Are 401 (k) Matches Really Coming Back? Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Some of the largest corporations—American Express, FedEx and JP Morgan —are reinstating the company match for their 401 (k) plans, but whether that represents an trend of any sort is a matter of debate.

  • Chadwick: Are We Facing Inflation or Deflation? Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    Some of the smartest and most successful investment brains are on opposite sides of that question. The right answer matters a whole lot.

  • Fed Printing May Create 'Final Crisis': Marc Faber Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 5:50 AM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    The Federal Reserve will create a "final crisis" by continuing to print money because it is underestimating the strength of the economy, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report," told CNBC Tuesday.

  • American employees may have trouble getting a raise these days, but deflation may work in their favor, Jim Rickards, senior managing director for market intelligence at Omnis, a consulting firm, told CNBC Monday.

  • "One reason why the equity market is struggling of late is because you can only drive and gaze through the rear-view mirror for so long," one market pro says of weak GDP growth.