• Forget Cost-Cutting; Market Pins Hopes on Consumers Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The bulls keep running on Wall Street, and a big part of the reason is because of investor confidence in the growing economic strength of American households, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Italy Could Be the Next 'Bad Boy of Europe' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Why China's Yuan Is No Longer a Big Worry for US Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    After years of grabbing the spotlight in U.S.-China economic relations, U.S. concerns over the value of Beijing's currency appear to be fading, giving ground to newer issues like cyber-security.

  • Want More Productive Workers - Give Them Hope Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    After years of international research, this author found that hopeful employees are happier at work, more engaged and get this - a whopping 14% more productive.

  • ARRRGH! Entrepreneurs Vent About Obamacare Costs Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A GOP-led panel has been listening to entrepreneurs vent about Obamacare. And boy do they have a lot to say.

  • More Jobs in Housing, but Workers Aren't Returning Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Builders are clearly acting on the big jump in new home orders, but those jobs numbers could actually be higher, were they not hamstrung by a severe lack of workers.

  • U.S. wholesale inventories rose at their fastest pace in more than a year in January as construction companies and computer merchants built up their stocks.

  • US Job Creation Surges as Rate Tumbles Down to 7.7% Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 9:03 AM ET

    Job creation broke out in February, with the economy creating a net 236,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.

  • Who's Hiring: Health Care, Yes; Wall Street, No Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York City.

    Companies need workers. But they're not hiring them because of Obamacare and the sequester. Well some are...but it's complicated.

  • Fear That Economy May Go Down Again Delays Hiring Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Many companies remain reluctant to hire, stringing job applicants along for weeks or months before they make a decision. The New York Times reports.

  • Jobs Market Gets Better; Trade Deficit Gets Worse Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 9:29 AM ET
    A job seeker hustles past job listing and employment opportunity information at an Illinois Employment and Training Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, while the trade deficit grew and productivity dropped, reports showed Thursday.

  • ECB's Draghi: Gradual Recovery in Second Half Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called on euro zone governments to implement structural reforms on Thursday, warning that the economy should stabilize later in 2013 but that downside risks to growth remained.

  • Confidence Back? Several Retailers Top Sales Forecasts Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.

  • No US-Style Housing Crash in China: JPMorgan Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 9:51 PM ET

    China's property sector is not headed for a U.S. style crash, said Fang Fang, chief executive officer for China investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.

  • Finally! Economic Recovery Is Starting to Pick Up Steam Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Stock-market bulls are finally getting some data to back up their bets that the U.S. economic recovery is picking up steam.

  • Bank of Japan Holds Fire, Braces for New Leadership Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:52 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged and upgraded its assessment of the economy, as the central bank prepares to install a new governor and two new deputy governors tasked with doing more to end deflation.

  • Obamacare Drags Down Jobs and Sales Says Beige Book Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:25 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet at the White House March 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and Congress remain locked in stalled budget negotiations as the effect of the sequestration begin to impact the U.S. economy.

    The Fed's report on the economy reveals that businesses across America say they are slowing hiring because of the Affordable Care Act. Maybe this thing really is a "jobs killer."

  • Boehner Wants Budget Deals 'Out in the Open' Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    House Speaker Boehner told CNBC's Larry Kudlow that a long-term deal on entitlements is possible, and there's no good reason for the Obama team to have shut down the White House tour.

  • Crystal Dupont and her mother, Regina Dupont-Williams, shop for inexpensive groceries at a dollar store.

    About 3.6 million Americans were earning at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2012, and those weren't all high school students flipping burgers, about half of them were 25 or older. How do they do that? NBC reports.

  • US Factory Orders Fall 2%, but Still Beat Forecast Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in January as demand for transportation equipment weakened, but the underlying strength in manufacturing remained intact.

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