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  • Poll: Will US See A Double Dip? Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 3:45 AM ET

    Ahead of the key jobs report due this Friday, we like to know what you think: Will the U.S. see a double dip recession? Share your opinion, in the poll below.

  • Companies Ramp Up Spending, Fueling Growth Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 6:43 PM ET

    Businesses have invested more money in machinery, computers, steel and other metals in three of the past four months.

  • Double-Dip Recession Fears Putting Scare Back in Market Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    A slew of troubling market factors have collided to send investors looking for safety amid concerns that the economy may slip back into a deeper recession.

  • Sluggish Growth for Rest of 2010: Goldman Economist Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    The US should expect a notable slowdown in GDP growth, to ½ percent, during the second half of this year, Jan Hatzius, chief US economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Read the Fed Statement Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 2:20 PM ET
  • Trust Private Sector to Create Jobs: RNC Chairman Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:04 PM ET

    Despite the recent financial crisis that brought the U.S. economy to its knees, Americans should trust the private sector, not the government, if they want a lasting jobs recovery, Michael Steele, Republican National Committee, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Fed To Keep Rates at Record Lows as Risks Loom Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers open a two-day meeting Tuesday amid signs of caution for the recovery: Europe's debt crisis, an edgy Wall Street, cautious consumers, a fragile housing market and high unemployment.

  • Exchanging Money

    Slow consumer spending, along with other forces, will drag the economy down next year. Here's why:

  • Unemployment line

    For the first time in four years, Michigan is no longer number one in state unemployment, according to government data released Friday. Nevada now has the dubious distinction.

  • Mixed Signals for Investors: Kass Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    When economic indicators are mixed, traders and investors are faced with deciding which numbers are important, which indicators are leading and which to ignore. That's the situation they're trying to navigate right now.

  • Jobless Claims Stay Stubbornly Higher; Inflation Ebbs Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 8:37 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that hiring remains weak, while consumer prices fell.

  • Yoshikami: Singapore; An Investment Idea with Legs Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

    I'm in Singapore on an Asian research trip and I continue to be impressed with the trajectory of this region in terms of its growing influence on global economics.

  • The recovery will continue to be steady, but “sluggish and choppy” with a 1 ½ percent growth rate, and unemployment will remain high, at between 9 and 10 percent, for the next 18 months, Jan Hatzius, chief US economist of Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Markets Pricing In Global 'Paradigm Change': El-Erian Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:36 AM ET
    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    Volatile markets that have soared off the financial crisis lows are now adjusting to a world of slower growth and multiple obstacles ahead, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve isn’t saying when it might increase rates, but a new Fed research paper suggests that it won’t be earlier than 2012. The NYT reports.

  • Banking and Trading Don't Mix: Volcker Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 3:24 PM ET
    Paul Volker

    The United States government should not stand behind banks that mix up their trading activities with their banking activities, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC Monday.

  • Nation's Biggest Port Shows Surprise Jump in Traffic Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports released preliminary figures for May today.

  • Kneale: Are We Psyching Ourselves Out of a Recovery? Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    We may be psyching ourselves right out of a robust recovery, says CNBC's Dennis Kneale.

  • Man shopping for clothes

    Retail sales plunged in May by the largest amount in eight months as consumers slashed spending on everything from cars to clothing.

  • US Will Be Greece in 10 Years: Walker Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 11:27 AM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    The United States is a decade away from being Greece, if it fails to get on the path of fiscal responsibility, former US Comptroller of the Currency David Walker told CNBC Thursday.