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  • Central Bankers to Blame for Crisis: Author Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 7:25 AM ET

    Central bankers are to blame for the current financial crisis, according to Andrew Smithers, author of "Wall Street Revalued" and founder of Smithers & Company. He suggests they employ different policies so further crises will be prevented.

  • Sellers Still Don't Get It Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 3:38 PM ET
    For Sale By Owner

    I realize that we've seen some more positive stats in housing over the past month, but what exactly makes home sellers think that we're all back to business as usual?

  • We Are in a Semi-Depression: Nightingale Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 2:55 AM ET

    The surprise rise in German and French gross domestic product does not mean the world recession is over, and central banks are likely to make mistakes that would bring about a second recession, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Friday.

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain After Late Rally Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a late rally Thursday as investors cheered an encouraging business-inventories report, the latest sign that the recession is winding down.

  • 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.