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  • Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!"

  • Why US stocks are looking past Ukraine crisis     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    From a financial standpoint, geopolitical tensions in Ukraine don't have major economic repercussions, says James Bianco, President of Bianco Research.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • President Obama scheduled to speak at 4 p.m., ET Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
  • Labor market indexes show uptick in July: KC Fed Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    But the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank cautioned that recent declines in the unemployment rate overstate improvements in labor market conditions.

  • S&P ‘running on fumes’: SocGen’s Albert Edwards Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Societe Generale's uber-bearish strategist Albert Edwards predicts that a bubble in stock markets is on the verge of bursting.

  • Aug 28- The European Central Bank will probably launch a quantitative easing program by March and buy asset-backed securities in a bid to prevent deflation and jumpstart economic growth in the region, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

  • Pending home sales bounce back in July Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    The National Association of Realtors' monthly pending home sales index rose 3.3 percent in July over June.

  • 'Rigged' market may be nearing top: TrimTabs chair Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Charles Biderman

    TrimTabs Chairman Charles Biderman also tells CNBC stocks are "rigged" due to low interest rates.

  • Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth. Ukraine's president declared that Russian forces have entered his country and called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council. Germany's DAX lost 1.4 percent and France's CAC-40 fell 0.7 percent.

  • By the numbers—US recovery finally taking hold Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    Trucks line up to enter Port Everglades on July 30, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    To be sure, it's been a long slog back from the Great Recession, and the recovery isn't about to break any historical records.

  • Americans are growing more negative on the economy Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended, a new survey showed.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The euro rose further off a one-year low against the dollar on Thursday as feverish speculation of an imminent round of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank cooled. The common currency rose 0.1 percent to $1.3213, up from Wednesday's low of $1.3151 on trading platform EBS- the euro's weakest since early September 2013.

  • This is the last leg of the US bull run: Expert     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 PM ET

    Gina Sanchez, Chairwoman & Founder of Chantico Global, says recent record gains on Wall Street won't be sustainable amid a fragile recovery in the U.S.

  • FOREX-Harried euro gets reprieve ahead of inflation test Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Aug 28- The euro clung onto modest gains early on Thursday, having snapped three straight sessions of declines as feverish speculation of an imminent round of easing by the European Central Bank cooled. That prompted investors to trim very bearish euro positions, pushing the common currency briefly above $1.3200 from a near one-year low of $1.3152.

  • Are there risks of new asset bubbles?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Charlie Bilello, Director of Research at Pension Partners, says ultra-low interest rates in the U.S. have driven prices of all asset classes to unprecedented levels.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • California calls movie biz back with tax breaks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state in an effort to bring production back to the state.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

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