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  • Consumer Health Suggests Better GDP, Say Analysts Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Despite economic headwinds and uncertainty in Washington, US consumers are rocketing ahead, leading analysts to revisit their GDP forecasts for the first quarter.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fall as Rates Spiked: MBA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Mortgage rates spiked last week, sapping demand for home loans on the heels of a sharp rebound in applications the previous week, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Senate Democrats' Budget Seeks $1.85 Trillion Savings Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:37 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Democrats will unveil a budget blueprint that will slice the deficit by $1.85 trillion through spending cuts and tax increases.

  • Weak Economy to Depress Oil Demand in 2013: IEA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:18 AM ET
    Oil field, Alberta, Canada

    Global oil demand is set to be depressed by weak economic growth throughout 2013 while soaring U.S. oil production gives consumers a cushion to withstand most supply outages, the IEA said.

  • Defunding Obamacare in Budget Right Thing to Do: Ryan Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan insists that his plan to balance the budget by, in part, defunding Obamacare is the right thing to do.

  • Are Consumers Feeling the Payroll Tax Pinch? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    The retail sales report to be released Wednesday morning will help show how much higher payroll taxes and rising gas prices are hurting American pocketbooks.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • 'Dr. Copper' Has Raised Doubts About Recovery Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The stock market rally and economic recovery are missing a typical key element - a house call from Dr. Copper.

  • Despite Gains, Many Are Still Spending Less Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • El-Erian: Fed Faces One of Its Toughest Jobs Ever Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    The Federal Reserve's eventual hand-off from assisted economic growth to "genuine growth" will be key to the future direction of the stock market, Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO and co-CIO, told CNBC.

  • Budget Battle Could Jolt US Economy: Democrat Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The budget-balancing plan from Congressman Paul Ryan is a "total uncompromising" blueprint, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ranking member on the panel, told CNBC.

  • Little Main St. Hiring, Despite Uptick in Optimism Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Rohan Mathew is co-founder of the Intersect Fund, a New Brunswick, N.J.-based nonprofit that supports low-income entrepreneurs in the region.

    Small-business owners' confidence edged up just slightly in February, but Main Street is showing signs of a surge in optimism or hiring.

  • More Confident, Small Businesses Boost Spending Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    Confidence among small businesses rose in February as owners shrugged off a tightening in fiscal policy and raised plans to increase capital spending and restock their warehouses.

  • A Rarity: House, Senate Work on Budget at Once Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Although the spending plans will be miles apart ideologically, there are signs a compromise is possible, the New York Times reports.

  • Central Bank 'Crackpot Ideas' Splitting Society: Pro Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D.C.

    Loose monetary policy by central banks around the world has made us sick, according to Societe Generale's former strategist Dylan Grice, who says that cheap money has caused divisions in society and in some cases could even add to the risk of war.

  • Could Europe's Crisis Be Over by End 2013? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    A woman holds a banner that reads "rise up" in front of police as they attempt to disperse protesters in front the Greek parliament on March 10, 2013 in Athens.

    The political risks to the euro zone and its currency have receded and if the area stays on the "right track," the region's crisis could be largely over by the end of the year, Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, told CNBC.

  • Why's a Longer Work Week Good News? More Jobs Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Employers are reaching their limit stretching the workweek, so they may have to start hiring soon. USA Today reports.

  • We're Betting Big on Real Estate: Blackstone CEO Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
    Stephen Schwartzman, CEO Blackstone Group

    "Blackstone is now the largest owner of individual houses in the United States," CEO Stephen Schwarzman said on CNBC Monday.

  • Paul Ryan Budget Plan Not Realistic: Bush Official Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:21 AM ET

    The process in Washington to reach a federal budget compromise has not been based in reality, former OMB Director Jim Nussle told CNBC.

  • 'Major Political Storms' Holding Back US: GE CEO Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    An explosion of new regulations and "unprecedented" uncertainty in DC will keep the US from achieving its "full growth potential," GE CEO Jeff Immelt said.

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