Economic Reports


  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions about the Fed's latest policy accommodations.

  • Can Draghi Win Over the Germans?  Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    David Malpass, President, Encima Global believes that ECB chief Mario Draghi can win over German opposition to the central bank's bond-buying plans. He explains why.

  • Return of Risk?  Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 4:06 PM ET

    Hedge fund managers apparently see the month of September as "risk-on," reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Has Paper Currency Failed America?  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Lew Lehrman, author of "True Gold Standard" believes that America's 40 year experiment with a fiat currency has been an abject failure and if the nation is to thrive, we must get back on the gold standard immediately.

  • What Was Clint Eastwood Doing at the RNC?  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on what the Romney campaign is saying about Clint Eastwood's rambling monologue last night at the RNC. What was the damage to Mitt Romney? Eastwood's speech has been watched by 1.5 million people online. Romney's was watched by 58,000.

  • Bernanke Makes Case for More Fed Action  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    The market day. Also, Fed chief Ben Bernanke gives the market reasons to rally today, with Jim Lacamp, UBS, who responds to the Fed chief's speech at Jackson Hole and the situation in Europe.

  • Javers Fact Checks Mitt Romney  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a moment to look at the facts contained in Mitt Romney's speech from the Republican National Convention last night.

  • August Consumer Sentiment: 74.3  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, reports the latest data on confidence among U.S. consumers.

  • August Chicago PMI 53.0  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, breaks down the numbers on current business activity.

  • Best Sectors for the Fiscal Cliff: Analyst  Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Worst-case scenarios put GDP at negative 5 percent growth, but these sectors would still do well, Jeff Utz of Credit Suisse says.

  • The New Clawback Craze  Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Deutsche Bank has announced it will claw back senior staff bonuses. It's not the first bank to do that; but there's a twist. John Singer, securities & employment attorney, and Jacob Zamansky, securities attorney, discuss.

  • Your Money, Your Vote: Political Storm  Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    The Republican National Convention is set to kick off tomorrow in Tampa, with Justin Sayfie, Florida co-chair for Romney's campaign; and Ford O'Connell, former McCain-Palin campaign adviser; and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • The GOP Plan & the Impact on You  Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes on the gold standard. And CNBC's John Harwood talks about the political side.

  • Tomorrow in 30: Big Movers Tomorrow  Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    What to watch in tomorrow's markets, with Fuad Ahmed, Just2Trade president/CEO, and John Spallanzani, GFI Group.

  • Jobless Claims Rise, Fed's Bullard Weighs In  Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose 4,000 last week, with CNBC's Rick Santelli. James Bullard, president of St. Louis Fed, offers his opinion. "On that claims number, I wouldn't be considered unless it went over 400 again," he says.

  • Investing in Global Markets  Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    There has always been risk when investing abroad, but as geopolitical tensions flare around the world the question is if the risk is worth the reward? CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports.

  • Free Markets vs. Big Government  Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 7:44 PM ET

    Double-down on Big Government policies, or put the trust back in free markets and American entrepreneurship? Steve Forbes, Forbes Media, provides perspective. "What the Fed is doing now is government coercion, it takes arbitrarily from people, punishes savers arbitrarily, and has messed up the capital markets," he says.

  • Hewlett-Packard's Big Losses  Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard lost nearly $9 billion in its third quarter, and polling firm Gallup has been accused by the Justice Department with padding its bills, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Petitioning to Waive Ethanol Mandates  Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    Six states are petitioning the EPA to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard ethanol mandates, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Obama Holds Narrow Lead: NBC/WSJ Poll  Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Just days before the political conventions kick off, President Obama maintains his advantage in the race for the White House with a 4-point lead over Mitt Romney, reports CNBC's John Harwood.