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  • FACTBOX-Marina Silva's economic proposals for Brazil Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Aug 20- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva has little experience with economic policy, but her advisers promise a more orthodox, business-friendly approach than leftist President Dilma Rousseff has taken.

  • El-Erian: Fed minutes more hawkish than expected Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    If wages improve in the next few jobs reports, then the Fed may change its view on raising interest rates, Mohamed El-Erian said.

  • Bain Capital takes 50% stake in TOMS Shoes: Sources Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Bain's investment will be used to accelerate TOMS' business program and support its philanthropic activities, a source said.

  • Lawmaker's proposals would aid aging population Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— Building more affordable housing for Maine seniors and boosting Medicaid reimbursements to home care workers were among several policy ideas rolled out by House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Is the Fed too hawkish?: Insana Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    The latest Fed minutes suggest a rate increase sooner than later but there are a few factors to consider since the last Fed meeting, says Ron Insana.

  • An end to 'blood for oil'? Maybe not just yet Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Red Adair fire fighting crew work on a blown-out well damaged by retreating Iraqi soldiers in Al-Ahmadi oil field in southern Kuwait,  March 29, 1991.

    As booming shale pushes U.S. oil production to near 9 million barrels per day, some say U.S. strategic interests are being realigned.

  • Fed minutes: Some want 'relatively prompt' rate hike Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    But the minutes, released Wednesday, also showed that most members agreed more data was needed to move up the schedule of rate hikes.

  • Labor will be hot topic at Jackson Hole confab Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park is seen through a window at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyoming.

    The Fed's annual gathering will look at how much slack there is among the unemployed, part-timers and those who stopped looking for work.

  • Why America has a shortage of truck drivers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Truck drivers navigate a rain-covered highway on the outskirts of Chicago, in Hinsdale, Ill.

    The U.S. has more available trucking jobs than qualified drivers, as older workers retire. Inside the labor shortfall.

  • Five reasons the Fed should raise rates now Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    The time has come for the Fed to get off its zero-rate policy, says economist Craig Dismuke. Here are five reasons why.

  • Class warfare with a twist in Iowa Senate race Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Iowa Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley

    Vying for a crucial Senate seat in Iowa, Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are scrambling terms of engagement in the politics of class.

  • Paul Ryan: I'd love to see Mitt Romney run again Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) smile while greeting workers at a GOP Victory Center on November 6, 2012 in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

    Rep. Paul Ryan also tells CNBC that Obamacare must be repealed before it implodes "under it's own weight."

  • Argentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month.

  • Fed to take longer, do less on rate hikes: Survey Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    A CNBC Fed Survey finds that market participants expect the coming rate hike cycle to end in the fourth quarter of 2017, at 3.16 percent.

  • Some Bank of England board members seek rate hike Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:56 AM ET

    LONDON— The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting to increase borrowing costs this month.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- Malaysia is considering tapping one of its top economic policymakers to lead an overhaul of Malaysia Airlines that aims to transform the troubled carrier into a "premium airline", a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

  • Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners, explains why any outcome from the Jackson Hole Symposium will result in a "buy-buy scenario."

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1- year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

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