• PetSmart confirms exploring options amid pressure Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    PetSmart plans to explore a potential sale of the company after several shareholders pressured the pet supply retailer to sell itself.

  • US housing starts, permits surge in July Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A contractor operates a nail gun while working at the PulteGroup Inc. Sage housing development under construction in San Jose, California.

    U.S. housing starts rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.

  • Consumer prices checked by energy; food costs rise Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Shoppers visit stores along a section of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

    U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents.

  • Wages, jobs & what the economy needs     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Fast Food worker Daniella Longchamps of Baltimore, Maryland, demonstrates along with other activists during a protest outside the National Restaurant Association's 28th Public Affairs Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center April 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Discussing the health of the U.S. economy, and the link between government activity and the market, with Jared Bernstein, National Employment Law Project.

  • Kudlow: Perry looks strong despite phony indictment Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Rick Perry, governor of Texas

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry still looks strong for 2016 despite a phony Democratic indictment, says Larry Kudlow.

  • CKE chief talks minimum wage     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Insight to minimum wage at fast casual dining restaurants, with Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurant CEO.

  • Year of civic service     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Millennials are volunteering at rates over 50 percent, and the demand for service exceeds the supply of existing opportunities. Retired General Stanley McChrystal of the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project envisions a year of full-time national service for every young American.

  • Kudlow: Stop making excuses for slow growth Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    Many economists are writing off 2% growth as "secular stagnation." To quote JFK, "We can do bettah!," Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore say.

  • Split decision: Sentiment falls as conditions rise Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A shopper in Mililani, Hawaii, August 5, 2014.

    U.S. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest since November but a read of current economic conditions rose to its highest since July 2007.

  • Auto parts makers rev up July industrial production Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    Kurtis Franzen builds a 2015 Victory Cross Country motorcycle on the assembly line at the Polaris Industries factory on August 8, 2014 in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

    U.S. industrial production edged higher in July, as production of auto parts and motor vehicles jumped.

  • Manufacturing growth in NY slams on the brakes Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET
    An employee assembles a Makerbot 3D Printer at the company's factory in Brooklyn, New York.

    Manufacturing activity in New York State improved in August, albeit at a slower pace than expected.

  • It's a gas, gas, gas! PPI capped by fuel slide Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Sparks fly as robots weld the frames of Honda Odyssey minivans at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama facility in Lincoln, Alabama, August 12, 2014.

    U.S. producer prices rose marginally in July as a decline in the cost of energy goods offset higher food prices.

  • Bond market bullishness ramps up Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    In a weakening global economy, U.S. Treasurys have a lot of fans. Thursday’s $16 billion 30-year bond auction saw demand for a long bond yielding 3.22 percent.

  • Start-ups help fuel the ‘freelance economy’ Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    There are new ways to make money and a range of startups that help people leverage whatever skills you have.

  • Connecting freelancers with jobs     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    New technology platforms work to connect freelance workers with jobs, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Cisco huge in a stagnant market: Blodget     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" crew discuss Cisco's restructuring effort and where their business needs to grow. Blodget says he wouldn't be surprised to see massive consolidation of Cisco at some point.

  • Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Matt Cottle, owner of Stuttering King Bakery, smiles as he holds a tray of his scones in his parents' kitchen in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    There is a growing movement to help autistic adults find jobs, but for Cottle and his family, the answer was a business of his own.

  • Cisco refocusing     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses Cisco's job cuts and restructuring amid sluggish sales in emerging markets.

  • US claims gain but inflation stays subdued Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, as July import prices fell on lower petroleum costs.

  • Just how many vacations has Obama taken? Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Once again, President Obama’s annual family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard has become a target for critics.

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  • Mary Thompson is a general assignment reporter, covering a range of stories from the 2008 financial crisis to Hurricane Katrina.

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