The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as exports hit a record high, pointing to a pick-up in global demand.» Read More
U.S. consumer sentiment deteriorated in October to its weakest level in nine months as the first federal government shutdown in 17 years undermined Americans' outlook on the economy.
The "Fast Money" traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.
Farmers are surprised at the abundance of corn coming from their fields, with record harvests likely in many states including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a six-month high last week amid a computer glitch in California.
Investors are wary of the U.S.'s ability to pay its debt on time, shifting the market for Treasury bills and potentially having long-term effects.
Fidelity has sold short-term US debt ahead of the imminent debt ceiling, but Pimco's founder explains why he's still buying.
Top analysts and investors were surprised last month by the Fed's decision to hold off on curtailing its $85 billion a month bond program, according to Institutional Investor.
CNBC's Steve Liesman crunches the numbers and provides his own version of this month's trade data.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the economic data that we get and don't get because of the ongoing government shutdown.
Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, and Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress, provide an unofficial look at jobs as the shutdown prevents the release of the official report.
The government is partly shut down, but a bigger concern for financial executives is a potential default on public debt.
Goldman Sachs thinks Congress's failure to strike a budget deal, and the resulting government shutdown, is nothing for markets to panic over.
Growth in the U.S. services sector cooled last month after approaching an eight-year high in August as the pace of new orders dipped and hiring slowed.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits remained at pre-recession levels, a signal of growing strength in the labor market.
The prospect of Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt limit has economists and investors exploring options the White House might have.