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  • Foreclosures Don't Matter in Housing Recovery Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    Throughout the housing crash, we talked quite a bit about pent-up demand. Clearly it's beginning to emerge, but I still wonder about the changing face of foreclosure.

  • Stocks Rise as Business Inventories Shrink Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded from a midmorning slide Thursday after a report showed business inventories continued to shrink as sales jumped, offering the latest indication that the recession is winding down.

  • Fed Statement, Walmart, Europe Boost Futures Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    There's some positive momentum for Wall Street ahead of Thursday's session. Futures are pointing to a nice pop at the open, following yesterday's strong gains.

  • Dollar Will Rise and Punish Assets: Marc Faber Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 1:47 AM ET

    A period of weak stock markets and strong dollar is likely to come after the strong rally in developed and emerging markets alike, Marc Faber, the author of "The Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC.

  • Payroll Profits Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 8:46 PM ET

    Cramer found two stocks that will benefit from all aspects of an economic recovery. Trust us, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

  • Stocks Gain 1.3% After Fed's 'Rosy' Outlook Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Wednesday after the Fed said the economy was improving and it planned to gradually slow the pace of Treasury buying.

  • Cramer: Forget Fed, Buy Smartphone Stocks Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 3:26 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the casinos, industrials and more.

  • Stocks Bob as Investors Digest Fed Statement Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 3:09 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Wednesday after the Fed said the economy was improving and it planned to gradually slow the pace of Treasury buying.

  • The Fed's Full Statement Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 2:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve said it will extend to the end of October a program to buy longer-term government securities, and it kept interest rates steady near zero as expected. Following is the Fed's full statement.

  • Where Exactly Are Home Prices Rising? Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    Amid the ever-growing number of real estate tracking reports, I've recently seen a few that claim home prices have hit bottom, and therefore the housing crash is not only over, but housing is now suddenly a cash cow again. These reports infuriate me, because as much as I'd like to see healthy home price appreciation (yes, I own a home), it's just not true.

  • Stocks Rally as Home Sales, Prices Rise Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 1:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales — and home prices — have started to rise.

  • Roubini: Risk of Double-Dip Recession Not Quite Past Yet Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 9:15 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The world economy still risks a double-dip recession if oil prices rise toward $100 per barrel and if huge U.S. government debts frighten investors, Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics and chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC.

  • Futures Eke Up Pre-Fed; Toll Shares Surge Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 7:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for the U.S. stock market Wednesday, following the previous day's losses of roughly 1 percent, ahead of the Federal Reserve policymakers' issuance of their latest economic pronouncements at about 2:15 p.m. New York time.

  • Fed to Hike Rates to 7% by Mid-2011: Strategist Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off the two-day meeting to determine the U.S. interest rate policy. John Lekas, CEO and portfolio manager of Leader Capital, and Michelle Girard, senior economist at RBS, weighed in on what investors should expect.

  • Zillow COO Predicts More Pain Ahead Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Despite a new report from Zillow.com that the annual rate of home price declines improved for the first time in ten quarters, the company’s COO does not think prices are anywhere near out of the woods yet.

  • Small Business Confidence Slips on Economic Fears Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 8:55 AM ET
    Cash Register

    Proprietors of small businesses have become more pessimistic as their worries grow about whether business conditions will improve in the next six months, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

  • Dollar Bulls May Gain Upper Hand: Forex Analyst Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 5:05 AM ET

    The dollar bulls may finally get the upper hand as it becomes clear to investors that the euro zone is behind the U.S. and the U.K. in its economic recovery prospects, Jane Foley, currencies analyst at Forex.com, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Rental Market Reeling Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 3:45 PM ET
    Home For Rent

    During the housing boom, rental agents bemoaned the quick and easy money that allowed so many would-be renters to become homeowners; so you would think now that the mortgage market is tighter than San Quentin, that rental agents would be a bit more positive. But as the housing pendulum swung back, it crashed right through any theory of supply and demand that might put the rental market in good stead.

  • US Government Bonds 'Very Problematic': Strategist Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Government bonds are a "very problematic" investment right now because of a large number of issuances and because they have been pushed down by the latest rally in stocks, Uwe Parpart, chief economist and strategist at Asia Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC Monday.

  • Second Stimulus Needed to Avoid Lost Decade: Krugman Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 2:42 AM ET
    Recovery sign

    The world economy needs a second stimulus if it is to avoid the fate of Japan in the 1990s when it was stuck with years of sluggish growth, Nobel laureate and professor of economics Paul Krugman told CNBC.