Economic Reports


  • Jobs Data Too Good to Be True: Jack Welch  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Looking at the latest jobs data, former GE Chairman and CEO Jack Welch tells Larry Kudlow he's suspicious and of the numbers and explains why he's been so vocal about his skepticism.

  • Jobs: Real Numbers or Conspiracy?  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    When the jobs report came out this morning showing an improved 7.8 percent unemployment rate, some cried foul with the numbers. Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary, share her opinions on the numbers. "I think it's hard to manipulate [both the household and payroll surveys]," she says.

  • Debating the Jobless Rate  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Marc Morial, National Urban League president/CEO, and Ron Christie, Christie Strategies founder/CEO, discuss September's jobs data and just how much credit President Obama should get for the positive numbers.

  • Obama Administration Manipulating Numbers?  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow, shares his take on whether the Obama administration is manipulating labor laws and addresses the issue of unsubstantiated allegations BLS numbers were manipulated.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the Office of Management and Budget's argument on the WARN Act. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), shares his take on the Obama administration, and whether the federal labor law is being violated, saying he wouldn't put anything past this Administration.

  • Rep. West Questions Labor Numbers  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down September's jobs data; and Rep. Allen West (R-FL), shares his opinions on the 7.8 percent unemployment rate. "I am very questionable of what we do see coming out of this administration because the numbers don't add up," he says.

  • Stocks Fade to Lows of the Day  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    With markets in the red, Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities; Erin Gibbs, S&P Capital IQ; and CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman, discuss the state of investor sentiment.

  • Nobody's Buying Big Ticket Items  Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    The latest durable goods number shows a sharp drop in big ticket purchases. And Larry Kudlow suspects the trend may get a lot worse. With Mike Ozanian, Forbes Magazine Executive Editor and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG Chief Global Strategist.

  • The College Debt Crisis & the Spill-Over  Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    The default rate on student loans is more than 4 times the defaults on mortgages, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Kudlow: 3 Catalysts Could Determine Election  Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Larry Kudlow takes a look at "off-beat indicators" that he says could damage the President's re-election chances.

  • 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.