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  • Pros Say: Consumer Weakness Will Slow Recovery Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in front of a House Committee Thursday that he did not put pressure on Bank of America to close the takeover of Merrill Lynch. Unemployment numbers released are showing a weak job market and GDP growth is still in a decline. Read and watch what the pros say...

  • Stocks Rally After Another Strong Auction Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Thursday as an unexpected profit from Bed, Bath & Beyond buoyed consumer stocks — and hopes for an economic recovery.

  • Stocks Bounce Back After Weak Open Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Thursday after a lower open as weekly jobless claims came in higher than expected.

  • Pros Say: Markets May Pause and See 10% Pullback Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower on Thursday after weekly jobless claims came in higher than expected. In the meantime, the economy contracted 5.5 percent, the Commerce Department said in its final reading on first-quarter GDP. That was a smaller contraction than the 5.7 percent initially reported. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • How Bad Is The Housing Market? One Man's Tale Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    I received the following email from Jeff in San Diego and was so struck by how reasonable, matter-of-fact and truly troubling it is. I know it's California, but I believe it's an example of a spreading trend nationwide...

  • Futures Turn Negative Following Jobs Number Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 8:34 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly negative open for Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve cautioned that the U.S. economy would remain weak for a time, adding concerns about the sustainability of a recent recovery.

  • Bernanke's 'Cover Up' Must Be Explained: Rep. Issa Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 8:01 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke needs to explain whether the Fed kept the Securities and Exchange Commission in the dark about Bank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch before the central bank is given more power under financial reforms, Rep. Darrell Issa , R-Calif., told CNBC.

  • South Korea Lifts 2009 Economy Forecast, Keeps Policy Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 10:35 PM ET
    Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea's finance ministry on Thursday upgraded its economic forecast for 2009 and pledged to maintain its expansionary policy stance to ensure a recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

  • Federal Reserve Maintains the Status Quo Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 10:21 PM ET

    Facing an economy that is perking up slightly but still deep in recession, the Fed left its rescue policies unchanged and said that it would keep interest rates low for an extended period, the New York Times reports.

  • South Korea's June Consumer Sentiment at 2-Year High Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 8:35 PM ET
    Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea's key consumer sentiment index in June rose for a third consecutive month to a near two-year high despite repeated cautioning by policymakers on the state of the economy, central bank data showed on Thursday.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 7:40 PM ET

    Stocks are now searching for the next catalyst, after a routine Fed announcement left the market mixed and little changed on the day.

  • Breaking Down The Fed Decision Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    The Dow fell for the fourth day after the Federal Reserve reiterated concerns about the economic outlook at the end of its policy meeting.

  • Dow Falls for 4th Straight Day; Techs Gain Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Dow fell for a fourth straight day Wednesday after the Fed said it expected to keep interest rates exceptionally low for an extended period.

  • Fed Stays the Course, But With a Few Tweaks Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    There were some minor tweaks to the Federal Reserve's statement today, but otherwise the major thrust of the Fed's extraordinary policy to combat the financial crisis remains in place: keeping interest rates "exceptionally low .... for an extended period" and continuing massive purchases of treasuries and mortgage-backed securities.

  • Appraisal Code Sparks Huge Response Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    Hundreds of mortgage industry representatives, from small and large shops, sent in stories of botched appraisals, of allegedly negligent appraisal management companies, and of lost deals that are so necessary to recovery in this fragile housing market.

  • Cramer: Charges Against Bernanke 'Baseless' Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 3:31 PM ET

    The Mad Money host defends the Federal Reserve chairman against claims of impropriety. Plus, a reaction to the central bank leaving interest rates unchanged.

  • Halftime Report: Gaming Fed Statement Into The Close Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 1:16 PM ET

    Since late last year, Fed statements have been pushing stocks higher. How should you game it this time around?

  • Stocks Rebound; Oracle Boosts Techs Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Stocks bounded higher Wednesday, with the Dow up about 1 percent, as investors cheered the better-than-expected jump in durable-goods orders and shrugged off a weak new-home-sales report.

  • Markets hang on the Fed's every word, and already investors have been handicapping the outcome of possible changes in the Fed's statement Wednesday afternoon.

  • Futures Jump as Orders for Durable Goods Rise Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 9:04 AM ET

    Futures jumped Wednesday after a better-than-expected rise in durable-goods orders.