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  • Factory Orders Gain 3%, Boosted by Aircraft Orders Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • How Closely Is Kuroda Emulating Bernanke? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    Bank of Japan's new governor Haruhiko Kuroda

    Expectations are running high as the Bank of Japan meets for the first time under its new head Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday, with investors hoping Kuroda will take a page out of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman's book.

  • Fed Bond Buying Is Weakening the Dollar: Study Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:44 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve's unconventional efforts to ease monetary policy weakens the dollar in the same way rate cuts do, a study released Monday showed.

  • US Construction Spending Rises, Tops Forecasts Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Construction workers build a Toll Brothers Inc. home in the Azura community in Boca Raton, Florida.

    U.S. construction spending rebounded in February as both public and private outlays increased, bolstering views of faster economic growth in the first quarter.

  • Manufacturing Growth Slows, Missing Forecast Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    The pace of expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in March, according to a new industry report released.

  • Feeling Good on Jobs: Consumer Sentiment Rises Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose in March from February, as Americans discounted the effects of government budget cuts and instead saw continued healing in the labor market.

  • After Cyprus, Markets See Slovenia Closer to Bailout Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Cyprus may be a "special case" in the eyes of European officials, but their handling of its bailout is taking a toll on another small euro zone member with an over-burdened banking sector- Slovenia.

  • Cramer: This Stock May Be Ripe for a Takeover Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    BlackBerry's better-than-expected earnings report boosts its value as a possible takeover target for a larger tech company, Jim Cramer says.

  • Midwest Business Activity Growth Slows: Chicago PMI Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest slowed in March as the new order rate pulled back, a new report showed.

  • Monetary Policy Is Not Loose Enough: Fed Official Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    Modest U.S. growth will keep inflation in check and means the Federal Reserve should ease monetary policy further, a senior U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.

  • Fed Now Concerned About US Wealth Inequality Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    As the gap between the wealthy and rest of America becomes a hot-button issue in Washington, the Fed's ability to improve the situation may soon move into the spotlight.

  • Confidence Tumbles in March as Consumers Turn Gloomy Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    US consumer confidence tumbled in March as Americans turned more pessimistic about economic prospects in the short term, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

  • New Home Sales Drop in February as Prices Rise Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Workers stand in front of a row of new homes at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona

    Sales of new US single-family homes fell more than expected in February, but steady gains in home prices suggested the housing market recovery remains intact.

  • Home Prices Up, Best Yearly Increase Since 2006 Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:51 AM ET

    Single-family home prices rose in January, starting the year with the biggest annual increase in six-and-a-half years in a fresh sign the housing market recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Relax, China Creates a Cyprus Every Week: LSE Chief Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Xavier Rolet, the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange

    The resurgence in the initial public offerings (IPO) market is a sign that investors are once again growing more optimistic despite flare-ups in the euro zone debt crisis, according to the CEO of the London Stock Exchange.

  • Payroll Tax Hike: The Doomsday That Wasn't Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    Customers shop during the grand opening of a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

    It was going to be a disaster! It would crush the recovery! In fact, nearly half of Americans didn't even notice they had less money in their paychecks.

  • Why Fed Tightening Could Be Good for Stocks Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    Research by Wells Capital suggests that any sudden rise in bond yields after a Federal Reserve exit will benefit stocks.

  • Cyprus in Last Ditch Talks to Save Economy Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    A shop displays a closing down sign in Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Cyprus held last-minute talks with international lenders on Sunday as doubts grew about whether a deal could be reached to save the Mediterranean island.

  • Cyprus Bailout Bid Goes Down to the Wire Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    Lawmakers raise their hands to vote on the nation's banking crisis inside the Cypriot parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday

    Cyprus's bid to avert financial collapse will go down to the wire after the island said it would hold a crucial sitting of parliament only after finance ministers of the 17-nation euro zone meet on Sunday.

  • Court Drama: Too Many Lawyers, Too Few Jobs Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    Becoming a lawyer seemed to be one of those career moves that could stand up to any type of economic setback. Not anymore.

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