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  • Could Americans Actually Save Too Much? Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 7:35 AM ET
    Piggy bank

    A new report says Americans could soon save so much it could hurt the economy. Is that possible? Share your opinion.

  • US Corporate Taxes 'About Average': Geithner Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 5:23 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Taxes on US businesses are about average compared to those in the rest of the world, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    The US government has inhibited economic growth by creating uncertainty about business costs, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC. Questions about healthcare expenses, for instance, have kept businesses from hiring new workers, he said.

  • Unemployment Is No Longer A Lagging Indicator: El-Erian Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    Unemployment has shifted from a lagging indicator to a leading one and is warning government policymakers to confront problems in an economy mired in slow growth, Pimco co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Market Needs Tax-Cut Extension: Gartman Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 7:59 AM ET

    The government should extend the Bush tax cuts to put money to work and help share prices, Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Should You Have a Say in Sports Star Pay? Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 7:21 AM ET
    Amar'e Stoudemire

    Several NBA free agents are set to sign some giant contracts. Should ticket holders have a say in their pay? Share your opinion.

  • We're in a Double Dip Right Now: Whalen Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    If you look at what’s going on in the real US economy, versus the public sector, the picture is pretty grim, according to Chris Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics.

  • Will 2010 Sizzle or Fizzle in Second Half? Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    How do you think the markets, economy will fare? Share your opinion.

  • Tale of Two Cities Struggling to Survive Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET

    As the cash-poor states across the US struggle to pay their bills, two cities within especially distressed states—California and Pennsylvania—are emblematic of just how tough closing budget gaps can be. Vallejo, Calif. is in bankruptcy and, across the country, Harrisburg, Pa., the state capital, is insolvent.

  • The US will see more frequent recessions in this decade, Lakshman Acuthan, managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Unemployment line

    After a difficult  day for the US economy and stocks, investors have yet another worry before the long holiday weekend: Friday's unemployment report.

  • Was Gekko Right? Is Greed Good? Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 3:53 PM ET
    Gordon Gekko from Wall Street

    Was the Wall Street character right? Does greed work? Share your opinion.

  • Greenspan: Recent Decline 'Typical' of Recovery Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 12:53 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the recent stock market decline is “typical” of a recovery, and that international instability has more to do with the selloff than problems in the US.

  • The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    A housing sector without Fannie Mae spacer and Freddie Mac is a possibility, Edward J. DeMarco, director of Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), told CNBC Thursday.

  • Farrell: No Double Dip Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    At least I'm hoping there is no double dip. Data on capital investment and personal income has been encouraging but I think we are in a bearish frame of mind so that gets somewhat ignored. The negative gets emphasized when your mind set is that way.

  • Pending Home Sales at Record Low as Tax Credit Ends Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 10:34 AM ET

    Contracts for pending sales of previously owned homes plunged a record 30 percent in May, far more than expected, after a popular tax credit expired at the end of the prior month, a survey from the National Association of Realtors showed Thursday.

  • Friday's Jobs Report: Winner or Loser? Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 8:30 AM ET

    Estimates call for a loss of 10,000 jobs. What do you think? Share your opinion.

  • Planned Jobs Cuts Inch up in June: Challenger Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 7:30 AM ET

    Planned job cuts in the US rose slightly in June, compared to May’s layoffs, staffing consultancy company Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday.

  • 1.3 Million Unemployed Won't Get Benefits Restored Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 6:51 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won't get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong vacation for Independence Day.

  • Focus on Stimulus, Not Austerity: Stiglitz Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 12:44 PM ET

    Governments should focus on stimulus rather than austerity in order to encourage business spending, Nobel Laureate and noted economist Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Wednesday.