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  • The Flu Hit American Workers Hard in January Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    Aaron Lemma receives a flu shot by Dr. Sassan Naderi at the Premier Care walk-in health clinic which administers flu shots on January 10, 2013 in New York City.

    More American workers called in sick in January than during any month in nearly five years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week.

  • St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    The Federal Reserve's "very aggressive" easy money policy is going to stay that way for a "long time," St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC on Friday.

  • Despite Aid, Borrowers Still Face Foreclosure Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    Homeowners who received help on their second mortgage are still facing foreclosure on their first mortgage, according to housing advocates, the New York Times reports.

  • Is This the Start of China's Tightening Cycle? Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:33 PM ET
    People's Bank of China in Beijing, China

    China's central bank moved earlier this week to drain liquidity from the market for the first time in eight months, leading to speculation over whether the world's second largest economy has embarked on a tightening cycle.

  • Automatic Spending Cuts Are a Joke: Druckenmiller Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:33 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building

    The focus on the sequester is obscuring the real issue which is the exploding cost of entitlements, Stanley Druckenmiller founder of Duquesne Capital, told CNBC.

  • Automatic Spending Cuts May Bring Slower Growth Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    Rep. Lynn Jenkins., House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the House Republican Conference meeting on Feb. 13.

    Federal spending cuts scheduled to begin next week would slow economic growth in the next year, though not nearly as much as going over the fiscal cliff might have, economists say. The New York Times reports.

  • Obamacare Wellness Programs Could Raise Health Costs Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    If you smoke, you might have to pay thousands extra for employee-based health insurance under Obamacare starting next year.

  • Unlike Boomers, Younger Americans Scale Back Debt Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Americans under 35 are carrying substantially less debt than they were before the 2008 meltdown, according to an analysis released Thursday by The Pew Research Center. Yet they've also put off the big ticket purchases.

  • US Homeowners Rise Above Water on Mortgages Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report.

  • Voters Tune Out as Budget 'Sequester' Cuts Near: Poll Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama gives his 2013 State of the Union address.

    The public is only dimly aware of automatic budget cuts set for next week despite weeks of dire warnings from Washington, according to a poll.

  • Ford Cleveland Engine Plant

    Ford is pumping $200 million and adding 450 workers to its Cleveland Engine Plant as it moves to meet growing demand for more fuel efficient models.

  • Existing Home Sales Tick Up; Philly Fed Drops Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    A construction worker uses a hammer at a new housing development in San Mateo, California.

    U.S. home resales edged higher in January and left the supply of homes at its lowest level in 13 years, a sign that steam is gathering in the U.S. housing market.

  • Jobless Claims Move Up; Inflation Pressure Builds Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Weekly jobless claims moved up while rising prices pointed to some inflation pressure, economic reports showed Thursday.

  • US Manufacturing to Take Off on Cheap Energy: Pickens Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:37 AM ET
    Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management

    Manufacturing in the U.S. could take off on "the cheapest energy in the world," BP Capital Founder T. Boone Pickens told CNBC.

  • Euro Zone Recovery Hopes Dealt a Blow in February: PMIs Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Hopes the euro zone might emerge from recession soon were dealt a blow on Thursday, as surveys showed the downturn in the region's businesses worsened unexpectedly this month - especially in France.

  • NJ's Revel Casinos Heads to Bankruptcy Court Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Less than a year after opening, Atlantic City's newest casino and resort, Revel, has found itself headed to bankruptcy court.

  • How Sequestration Cuts May Pummel Housing Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    A $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package was voted through the House of Representatives recently. The funding would be spent on New York and New Jersey transit systems and for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief fund.

    Massive government budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would be, "deeply destructive" to all aspects of the housing market, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan told a Senate panel last week. Here's why.

  • Housing Starts Off, but Permits Grow; PPI Tame Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    Groundbreaking to build new homes fell in January but new permits for construction rose to a 4 1/2-year high, reinforcing expectations the housing market will support economic growth. An inflation indicator, meanwhile, remained tame.

  • US CEO Blasts 'Three Hours a Day' French Workers Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.

  • Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week as Rates Rose Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell for a second straight week as both refinancing and loan requests for new mortgages eased last week, an industry group said on Wednesday.

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