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  • Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates to 1-Year Lows Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 9:56 AM ET
    Customer shops at a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Ill.

    U.S. consumer sentiment fell for a second straight month to hit its lowest in over a year in January, with a record number of consumers citing the recent "fiscal cliff" debate in Washington, a new survey showed.

  • What Will It Take to Get the Fed to Stop Easing? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    "Europe has stabilized, the (U.S.) economy is going better, yet the Fed has this super-accommodative policy in place," said Joe LaVorgna, chief US economist at Deutsche Bank. "It doesn't make sense, but they're stuck with it."

  • Mid-Atlantic Business Activity Drops: Philly Fed Index Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region unexpectedly contracted in January, a survey showed.

  • Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Boost Recovery Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market is healing. But much of the decline reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

  • Foreclosure activity in the United States was at a near six-year low in December and declined over the entire year as the housing market continues to recover.

  • Dem Elder Statesman: We Spend Too Much Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    The government has a "spending problem" and that needs to change, former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt told CNBC.

  • Debt Ceiling Battle: Why No One Agrees on Anything Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    How politicians even explain the way the government spends money depends on what party they belong to and whether that party holds the White House or Congress.

  • After Eight Months, Home Builder Confidence Stalls Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Builder sentiment edged up just one point in October, according to an industry association index.

    Despite big earnings gains from the big public builders, overall confidence among the nation's home builders took a pause in January.

  • Auto Industry Fuels US Industrial Production's 0.3% Rise Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    Auto parts production workers work on a production lines making both metal and plastic bumpers.

    U.S. factory production rose in December for the second straight month, buoyed by more output of autos, electronics and business equipment. Total industrial production beat analysts' expectations.

  • CPI Flat as Inflation Running Out of Gas Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:13 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    U.S. consumer prices were flat in December, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should help give the Federal Reserve room to prop up the economy by staying on its ultra-easy monetary policy path.

  • US Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest Week: MBA Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose for a second straight week following three weeks of declines, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Christmas Turkeys, Holidays Push Up Euro Zone Prices Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Europeans' appetite for turkeys and Christmas getaways pushed up the cost of living in the euro zone in December, but the European Central Bank expects the rate of inflation to cool this year.

  • Role Model of European Austerity Turns to Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:50 AM ET
    Riga, Latvia

    As southern euro zone countries groan under the weight of austerity measures, the Baltic country Latvia has been so enthusiastic and seemingly successful in its application of austerity measures that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Latvia to not go too far.

  • The China Beige Book Has Some 'Shocking' Data Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:44 AM ET
    Shanghai street scene

    China's growth is expected to have re-accelerated to near 8 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, but there are some troubling inconsistencies in the economy, according to the China Beige Book released on Wednesday.

  • Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved $50.5 billion in long-delayed federal disaster aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but not before Republicans flexed their budget-cutting muscle to strike some spending provisions.

  • World Bank Slashes Global Growth Forecasts for 2013 Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    A frustratingly slow economic recovery in developed nations is holding back the global economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for world growth in 2013.

  • Business Inventories Rose Modestly in November Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Business inventories rose modestly in November as sales rose solidly, backing views restocking will not support economic growth in the fourth quarter.

  • Retail Sales Get Auto Boost; Inflation Remains Tame Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Retail sales rose more than expected in December while wholesale prices remained low, suggesting inflation is in check.

  • Fitch Warns of US Downgrade Over Debt Fight Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Failure to raise the debt ceiling within a "timely" manner would see the United States' sovereign ratings put under formal review with "highly uncertain" consequences, rating agency Fitch warned U.S. policymakers Tuesday.

  • American credit card holders in their late 20s and early 30s have more debt than older consumers, repay it more slowly and risk dying in debt if they don't curb their spending habits.

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