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  • Commercial Real Estate a Buy Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
    Commercial Real Estate

    Commercial MBS delinquencies rise 502 percent from a year ago to 6.07 percent. Hotel CMBS delinquencies jump 900 percent to nearly 14% of all loans in default. Those are just a few ridiculous stats that I need to throw out to preface today's premise that commercial real estate is a buy.

  • Expect Sustained, Not Spectacular Growth: Mishkin Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    The likelihood of a double-dip recession is diminishing, and the economy is expected to exhibit sustained yet not “spectacular” growth, Frederic Mishkin, former Federal Reserve Board governor and professor at the Columbia Business School told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Stiglitz: Sarkozy Has Clearer Economic Vision than US Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy has articulated a much clearer vision of what needs to be done to fix the global financial system than the United States, according to Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Professor in Economics at Columbia University.

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    The economic situation might look brighter in another city, but career experts advise exhausting all options in your current city before considering moving.

  • Bull Run at Risk of 20% Corrections: Mobius Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET

    Stocks are still in the grip of a secular bull market, but investors shouldn't expect the same level of returns seen in 2009 and there is a risk of 20-percent corrections, Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Fed's Bullard: U.S. Jobless Rate to Start Falling Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 6:07 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The labor market in the United States is improving and the economy is close to the point when the unemployment rate will start to fall, a top U.S. Federal Reserve official said.

  • Dow Gains 2 Points Amid Jobs Jitters Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors digested a solid report on the services sector and a few soft readings on jobs. After getting the year off to a strong start, stocks have languished somewhat as investors await insight on interest  rates — and jobs.

  • Fed Likely Won't Raise Rates Until Next Year: Gross Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:03 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve likely won't raise short-term interest until 2011 because economic growth and inflation remain weak, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Stocks Struggle After Fed Minutes Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:02 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Wednesday as investors digested a solid report on the services sector and a few soft readings on jobs. After getting the year off to a strong start, stocks have languished somewhat as investors await insight on interest  rates — and jobs.

  • Are Principal Writedowns the Answer to Housing Crisis? Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 12:59 PM ET
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    All it took was one bad home sales report (Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors Tuesday) to turn the tide of sentiment from ebullient housing recovery to double dip doom.

  • Stocks Push Higher as Service Sector Grows Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pushed higher Wednesday after a report showed the services sector has begun to grow again. Still, a pair of weak private employment readings and anticipation of the government's jobs report capped gains.

  • Washington Failing in Fiscal Control: Ex-Comptroller Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    The American public believes that Washington is failing on fiscal responsibility, David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • If Fed Missed This Bubble, Will It See a New One? Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 10:24 AM ET
    US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

    Why did Mr. Greenspan and Mr. Bernanke miss the housing bubble? The New York Times explains.

  • Expect Double Dip in Second Quarter: Economist Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 7:22 AM ET

    The U.S. economy will slip back into recession in the second and third quarter of 2010 as the boost from fiscal stimulus measures and inventory rebuilding wears off, James Shugg, senior economist at Westpac Bank, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Futures Lower Despite Positive Jobs News Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 6:04 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Some slight selling pressure in Europe pushes stock index futures lower Wednesday, but the open should be dictated by a couple of employment-related economic reports out before the bell.

  • No Bailout for Greece? Don't Bet on It Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    Diego Iscaro from IHS Global Insight says he believes Greece will not be allowed to fail given the impact it would have on other euro zone members like Spain, Ireland and Portugal.

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    "Most of us don't realize the fact that the markets can go one way and the economy can go the other way," one expert said. "Bull markets are born on bad news and die on good news."

  • Busch: The Krugman and I Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    While I rarely agree with the Nobel prize winning Dr. Krugman, I have to admit this is exactly the risk the Chinese face. The odd twist to this is that the United States will not be leading the way on bringing trade suits to the WTO. It will be our trade partners bringing the heat as they have felt the lopsided adjustment fall on their shoulders.

  • China GDP Likely Grew by 13% in December: O'Neill Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 7:49 AM ET
    Shanghai Skyline

    China's economy likely grew by 13 percent in the last month of 2009 and market fears that the country is manipulating the data are exaggerated, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Recovery Will Be Stronger than Forecast: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 6:05 AM ET
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    The global economic rebound is likely to be even stronger than many have anticipated and developed markets have the potential to outperform emerging markets, Jim O'Neill, head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Tuesday.