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One benefit of the recession is that inflation is nowhere to be seen, as consumer prices have barely grown in months.
The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, the first year without one since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
The Dow crossed the 10,000 level and all of sudden the bears grew quieter.
Lessons learned so far about about jobs "saved or created" by the federal government's economic stimulus program is that a majority of the numbers involve the "saved" part. The money has plugged budgets and staved off serious layoffs, especially in education.
Intel's earnings beat should help stocks Wednesday but focus will quickly shift to J.P. Morgan's report, ahead of the opening bell.
New York Fed President Dudley said, 'the introduction of a contingent capital instrument seems likely to hold real promise' when speaking of the improvements in the regulatory capital framework in New York.
The positive side of the weak greenback story should show up this week, as a parade of multinationals report earnings.
The stock market may be up, U.S. service industries may be recovering, banks may be lending again and housing prices holding. But one major piece of the recovery puzzle is still missing: a brighter employment picture.
State officials worked into the weekend as part of the most ambitious effort ever to calculate, in real time, the effect of a government spending program. From 11 jobs repaving a road in Caldwell, Texas, to one job helping run Utah food banks, to states were required to say exactly what became of billions in government aid.
This is the week the market will make its big push, as positive earnings surprises will send it higher and carry it through the rest of the year, said Marc Pado, US markets strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald.
The employment crisis is expected to worsen as companies stay reluctant to hire. Many economists expect a jobless recovery, putting pressure on President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to stimulate job creation.
The United States has lost its perch as the global financial center of the world, something economist Nouriel Roubini attributes to the lingering effects of the 2008 credit collapse.
Agriculture will be the biggest industry to profit from in the coming decades, well-known investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.
There has been quite a bit of newsprint, bandwidth and hot air invested in whether the Obama Administration might push for a second stimulus package. But when you look at the current stimulus package, it's a bit of a head scratcher, considering so little of it has been spent.
Men account for three quarters of the 7 million U.S. job losses, leading to talk of a “man-cession.” With male unemployment rampant, women are on the cusp of a historic breakthrough.
Strong headwinds will hit the US economy once 2009's stimulus programs run out, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian said Tuesday.
A "wall of liquidity" has helped prevent another Great Depression even though the economy faces a period of long, slow growth ahead, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
Former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan predicts that the unemployment rate will push past 10 percent and stay at that level for a while.
Uneven economic news is spooking stocks this October, but third quarter earnings could be one factor that helps keep the market's 7-month rally intact.
Policy makers are likely to continue backing a weak dollar until the economy shows substantial improvement, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.