CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy prices were down across the board, while gold was down as well.» Read More
The biggest concern is the price of oil, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Of less concern--for now, at least--is the deficit and a government shutdown. Fortunately, says Siegel, the economy is not as sensitive to rising oil as it was in the 70s. But if gas gets above $4, it's going to be a big problem. Also, the reason stocks are where they are right now? Earnings.
Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report," discusses the world economy and the amount of paper being printed by central banks. His preference, as a result, is gold. Faber adds that in the current environment, cash and bonds are dangerous. Everything is going up, he says. Only at the Federal Reserve is there no inflation.
CNBC's Guy Johnson reports from Budapest as European finance ministers meet to discuss the EU's debt crisis. And the country's travel forecast and a look at Augusta.
The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery. As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.
In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.
The House passes a one week stopgap to keep the government running, but the Obama Administration says it will veto it, and is developing contingency plans for a government shutdown. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the economic impact of a government shutdown.
Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.
CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports from Frankfurt on the expected rate hike by the ECB. Many see it as a warning that countries have to be responsible for getting their own fiscal houses in order. And John Harwood reports on a new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll. Also, a look at the weather forecast for The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
The West's attempts to kick-start growth have opened up a 'Pandora's Box' of economic distortions that have taken the emerging world to the outer reaches of economic experimentation, according to HSBC chief economist Stephen King.
After months of speculation, Portugal last night accepted what many had claimed has been inevitable since the fourth quarter of 2009 and went cap in hand to the European Union as its borrowing costs became unsustainable following another big jump in yields.
Bahrainis and expats living in the Kingdom of Bahrain have been living history over the past month as the events in Tunisia and Egypt inspired the mostly Shia majority in Bahrain to take the streets demanding political, economic and social reform.
President Obama takes questions on the budget, the price of gas, education, and what the company can do to develop alternative energy sources.
Qatar hosts its first Business & Investment Forum in New York. The country is planning to invest over $35 billion outside of Qatar this year. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar sat down with Maria Bartiromo in a CNBC Exclusive.
The US economy is on a firmer footing, but high unemployment and still low inflation warrant continuing support, according to minutes from the Fed's latest meeting which showed clear divisions among the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members on exit strategy.
Saudi Arabian policymakers will keep a careful eye on inflation in the coming months, following two massive infusions of stimulus money that they hope will support the Arab world's largest economy without driving domestic prices much higher.
"A player on a sports team might prefer a particular strategy, but it's the coach's opinion that matters the most," said DRW Holdings market strategist Lou Brien, in a research note.
Austerity is - to put it bluntly - not going very well for a number of euro zone countries forced to impose measures on their economies and voters.
Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.
The ECB is this week expected to lift rates by 25 basis points in a bid to reign in inflation despite ongoing fears over the financial health of Portugal, Ireland and Greece.
It is all but certain that the ECB will raise rates this week. It has been itching to do so for some time. Now that the moment has arrived, what will the move actually mean for the euro zone and the global economy?