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  • Will early data back up the blowout jobs report? Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    A now-hiring sign is shown in the window of a Panera Bread store in Santa Monica, Calif.

    Investors are looking at further confirmation of an improving U.S. job market with two data points that come out on Tuesday.

  • US stocks close down despite oil gain; Greece eyed Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed down on Monday despite oil settling higher, as concerns about Greece continued to weigh.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 9- First thing every morning Bill Hickey turns on the TV to see where the U.S. dollar is trading in the hope it has lost value against the euro and other currencies. "And there it is, staring you right in the face," says Hickey, president of Chicago- based steel company Lapham-Hickey Steel, about the dollar's continued strength. But he worries about the...

  • What transports are telling us about the economy Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:28 PM ET

    Transports were an early indicator of the recessions in 1992, 2001 and 2008. So what are they saying about the economy now?

  • Here's what investors are watching on Wall Street Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The relative resilience in stocks despite negativity in oil and the euro zone encouraged analysts to expect an upside from any positive news.

  • Investors watch oil swings, reaction on Greece Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:59 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The relative resilience in stocks despite negativity in oil and the euro zone encouraged analysts to expect an upside from any positive news.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on news that the European Central Bank revoked a waiver that allowed banks to use Greek government debt as collateral for loans.

  • DETROIT, Feb 4- General Motors Co will consider returning more cash to shareholders later this year, on top of a planned 20- percent dividend increase announced Wednesday, the company's chief financial officer told Reuters. He added GM prefers to carry the high end of its targeted cash range of $20 billion to $25 billion until then. Stevens said the planned...

  • Welch: Fed hike would do 'nothing' for the economy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    Jack Welch

    Former General Electric chief Jack Welch tells CNBC the Federal Reserve would be "crazy" to increase interest rates in the near future.

  • DETROIT, Feb 4- General Motors Co said on Wednesday it plans to raise its dividend by 20 percent, a move that comes as investors are calling on the auto giant to give them a bigger slice of the company's mounting pile of cash. He added GM prefers to carry the high end of its targeted cash range of $20 billion to $25 billion until then. "GM shouldn't hoard cash if it cannot...

  • *Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks- WSJ. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, led by energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance. Merger activity also helped, with shares of Office Depot jumping 21.6 percent to $9.28 after the Wall Street...

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks rallied to close up more than 1 percent higher, boosted by a surge in oil prices and alleviation of concerns in the euro zone.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- Stock prices in the U.S. energy sector have been under pressure in 2015, and there could be more bad news to come when several key players report their fourth-quarter results next week. Energy company earnings are seen tumbling 25 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Thomson Reuters data, a bigger decline than the drop of 19.8 percent...

  • 2.6% GDP? Reagan wouldn't have let that happen Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    President Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan had to dig out of a recession, too — but GDP growth at this point in that recovery was twice what Obama is delivering now.

  • Ex-Obama aide: Get used to 'very different world' Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Bill Daley

    "We're in a period of uncertainty and ... the volatility is going to continue," Bill Daley, former Obama chief of staff, tells CNBC.

  • US earnings: 'Tech to the rescue'  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Caterpillar and 3Ms' poor earnings performance "spooked investors", however tech and healthcare are expected to save the earnings season, says Christine Short, senior vice president at Estimize.

  • The legislation kicks off a likely battle this year between the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Jeb Hensarling, one of the bank's strongest critics, and moderate Republicans, Democrats and business groups determined to keep Ex-Im open. A bill introduced by Tennessee lawmaker Stephen Fincher and 57 fellow Republicans would give the...

  • The legislation kicks off what is likely to be a battle this year between the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Jeb Hensarling, one of the bank's strongest critics, and moderate Republicans, Democrats and business groups determined to keep Ex-Im open. A bill introduced by Tennessee lawmaker Stephen Fincher and 57 fellow Republicans would...

  • Market hurdles: Strong dollar, weak global economy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    Results from large caps other than Apple & Boeing show "the global slowdown and the strength of the dollar working against robust earnings reports."

  • Corporations with business abroad feeling the pain Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Americans love lower oil prices, low interest rates and a strong dollar, but companies are suffering, according to the New York Times.