Economic Measures


  • Housing Market to Bloom Next Spring: Zandi Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    It will be another year before the U.S. housing market fully rebounds, a top economist told CNBC Friday.

  • The Fed Giveth and Taketh Away in Its Own Sweet Time Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    The market’s impatience with the Fed policy and language is somewhat mystifying.  It’s as if investors want a change in language and/or policy so they can feel better about the future; it’s the equivalent of the Fed saying; “It’s over. No need to worry any more.”

  • Greece 'Nearly Insolvent,' Bailout Won't Work: Roubini Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 5:44 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Europe's current bailout plan for Greece "is not going to work" because "Greece is nearly insolvent," well-known economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Read the Fed Statement Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic activity has continued to strengthen and that the labor market is beginning to improve. 

  • Goldman Didn’t Commit Fraud: Ackman Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 8:03 AM ET
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    Goldman Sachs did not commit fraud and the insurance company that bought the product that is the subject of a government investigation should have known the risks, Bill Ackman told CNBC Tuesday

  • Goldman CEO, 'Fabulous Fab' Facing Congress Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 5:04 AM ET

    The CEO of Goldman Sachs and other executives from the Wall Street powerhouse are coming before Congress 10 days after the government accused the firm of fraud.

  • Jobless Rate Would Be 25% Without TARP: Kashkari Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 9:22 AM ET
    Financial Crisis Bailout

    If the United States had not created the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the country would have experienced Great Depression conditions, one of the architects of the program told CNBC Monday.

  • Forecasters Upbeat about US Economy, Hiring: NABE Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 12:58 AM ET
    Wall Street

    Economists are more optimistic about prospects for growth this year as industries increasingly report better profits and add new jobs, a latest NABE survey showed.

  • Several Fed Members Favor Selling Mortgage Assets Soon Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    Several Fed members favor moving soon to sell some of the Fed's $1.25 trillion in mortgages and other assets bought during the financial crisis, Fed sources told CNBC.

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    The Greek debt bailout is similar to the subprime crisis in the US and likely will send global investors looking for safety, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Do Tepid Rules Invite Banks to Push Envelope? Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 7:39 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    The Goldman Sachs deal that is the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit may have been legal, but the case has triggered a debate about ethics on Wall Street.

  • Economic Growth Has Market in 'Sweet Spot': Kantor Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    The combination of low short-term interest rates and continued economic growth is a great reason to be bullish on the US markets, a top analyst told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Goldman Needs to Fix Its Battered Image: Experts Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    No matter what happens with the securities-fraud case against Goldman Sachs , the firm needs to concentrate on shoring up its tarnished image, two experts told CNBC.

  • The Era of Light Touch Is Over: Rep. Frank Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    The societal benefits of obscure financial products are negligible, and regulation of the financial industry won’t hamper US competitiveness, according House Banking Committee Chairman Barney Frank told CNBC Monday.

  • US Growth Will Slow: Pimco's Kashkari Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:42 AM ET

    The U.S. economy faces a period of slower growth as unemployment remains high and the housing market remains weak, Pimco executive Neel Kashkari said at an investor conference in Singapore overnight.

  • Twenty Six States Add Construction Jobs in March Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 4:39 PM ET
    Construction - Bulldozer

    Construction hiring rose in more than half of the country in March, according to the latest state employment figures from the Bureau of Labor statistics.

  • Twenty Six States Add Construction Jobs in March Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
    Construction - Bulldozer

    Construction hiring rose in more than half of the country in March, according to the latest state employment figures from the Bureau of Labor statistics.

  • The Return of Optimism in Credit Markets Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
    Recovery sign

    The mood was decidedly upbeat at the economic symposium in Charlotte this week—a stark contrast to what happened in 2007.

  • Worst of Credit Crisis Is Over: Fed's Lacker Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    The worst of the credit crisis is over, though there are still areas—such as commercial real estate—that are struggling, Jeff Lacker, president of the Richmond Federal Reserve, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Homebuilder Sentiment Index Jumps in April Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 1:46 PM ET
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    The National Association of Home Builders says its housing market index climbed in April, buoyed by improved sales as homebuyers raced to qualify for tax incentives due to expire this month.