• ECB Rate Cut Just Became Even More Likely Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:12 AM ET
    ECB headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

    The odds of a rate cut by the European Central Bank increased significantly on Tuesday after euro zone inflation eased to a two-year low and unemployment hit a new record high.

  • Spain's Economic Siesta Continues Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:43 AM ET
    Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

    Spain's GDP figures were in line with estimates from the Bank of Spain, but the country has now reported seven consecutive quarters of contraction and the government is easing up on austerity measures.

  • Conflicting Japan Data: What Are They Telling Us? Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    A slew of economic data out of Japan on Tuesday gives conflicting signals on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical revival plan is working or not.

  • Spaniards Fleeing Hard Times Pack for Latin America Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 1:18 AM ET

    With Spain in the doldrums, many Spaniards are coming to the Americas, where economic indicators point admirably upward, the GlobalPost reports.

  • Bernanke Watch: Is He Eyeing the Exit? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve

    As the Fed meets this week, all eyes are on Bernanke as Wall Street is buzzing that he will be leaving soon. Who will take his seat? Here's the one name that keeps coming up.

  • Global Concerns? Bet on Small Caps: Goldman Sachs Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    Small caps should outperform the large caps if domestic growth continues to outperform the global economy.

  • Why Rich Consumers Will Dominate Spending in 2013 Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Two new studies show that the wealthy plan to buy more, despite higher taxes and a dim view of economic growth and government.

  • Down on Gold? Here's Why You Should Be Buying Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Attractive valuation plus renewed demand for physical gold could be putting a bottom in for the metal that has been riding a wild bout of volatility.

  • Why the Jobs Outlook Just Got a Whole Lot Worse Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    With the April unemployment report coming Friday, weak corporate top-line growth is likely to spell an equally troubled bottom line for the unemployed.

  • US Pending Home Sales Tick Upward in March Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Contracts to buy existing homes rose slightly in March, as an historically low supply of for-sale listings nationwide continues to plague the housing market.

  • Lower Prices Offset Tax Hike as Spending Continues Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    Americans spent more in March and their income grew, the latest indication that consumers are shrugging off a tax increase.

  • Wealth Gap Among Races Widened Since the Recession Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Before the recession, non-Hispanic white families, on average, were about four times as wealthy as nonwhite families, according to a new study. By 2010, whites were about six times as wealthy.

  • Economy Gets Larger, Thanks to Robot Unicorn Attack Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis is about to overhaul the way it tracks the growth of the American economy. The new accounting rules will give more weight to "intangible and intellectual" assets.

  • Americans Keep Spending. Here's Why Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    After the payroll tax increase, many worried that consumers would stop spending and further slow the economy. Nope. Not yet, anyway.

  • Is Italy's Economy Minister Draghi's Man in Rome? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:46 AM ET
    Fabrizio Saccomanni

    Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.

  • Is China on a ‘German-Style’ Growth Plan? Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    China's reform mantra sounds like a German-style plan that looks to combine growth with discipline, says this economist.

  • China's Growth in Question as PMI Data Loom Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 8:53 PM ET

    The latest snapshot of manufacturing activity in China could be a key focus for Asian markets this week as talk grows that China's economy has lost steam.

  • The Economy May Stink, but the Market Doesn't Care Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    Another lackluster quarter of economic growth is likely to have the same impact on the market as its predecessors — which is to say, not much.

  • What’s Ailing the Economy? In a Word: Washington Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The flaccid GDP report may stem from deficit-cutting moves, including a 2 percent payroll tax hike that kicked in Jan. 1 and ongoing budget cuts. NBC News reports.

  • US Recovering in 'Starts and Stops': McDonald's CEO Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    Macro factors in the U.S. and Europe are creating a challenging environment for retailers said McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson.

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