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  • What strong dollar? US boom provides oil hedge Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    The energy boom in the U.S. is providing a shock absorber of sorts for major oil companies, helping to hedge a strong dollar amid an the increase in domestic production.

  • Market and the Economy: What the Fed Is Missing Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Richard Fisher

    Whatever course it chooses, the Fed will have to grapple with the reality that while its policies have helped stocks, they've been less effective at growing the economy.

  • Trouble on American Farms: 'We Face a Grim Future' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Farmer Bill Maupin verifies that his equipment is dropping seeds at the appropriate depth as he plants a cornfield outside Henry, Ill.

    Worried about a possible economic bust in agriculture like that of the 1980s, farmers talk about their growing fears.

  • QE Halt 'Too Violent' for Market: Fed's Fisher Monday, 20 May 2013 | 7:27 AM ET
    Richard Fisher

    The Federal Reserve should not go from "wild turkey" monetary policy to "cold turkey" overnight, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC on Monday.

  • Easy monetary policy by the Federal Reserve and other central banks is limiting supply of stocks, as well as fueling asset bubbles, one analyst warned on Monday.

  • Treasury to Free Up $260 Billion to Avoid Default Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    The Obama administration on Friday said it was ready to free up about $260 billion so the nation could continue paying its bills as a temporary debt ceiling suspension lapses.

  • Even as Housing Revives, Apartment Growth to Boom Friday, 17 May 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    With housing now in recovery and apartment rents rising, there is new concern that tenants and investors alike will move out of the multi-family space.

  • Consumer Sentiment Jumps to a Near Six Year High Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    US consumer sentiment rebounded in early May to the highest level in nearly six years as Americans felt better about their financial and economic prospects.

  • JPMorgan Goes All-In on Rally; Sees Surge Growing Friday, 17 May 2013 | 8:28 AM ET

    Wall Street's stock market mania officially has gone full-throttle as JPMorgan raised its year-end price target for the Standard & Poor's 500 to 1,715.

  • Great Recession Will Haunt Gen-X Friday, 17 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Early Boomers may be on track to retire with enough savings for their golden years, a new Pew study finds. But Gen-Xersare in for a world of hurt.

  • US Bull Market Begins to Show Signs of Wear Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Stocks head into Friday with a weekly gain of 1 percent, but traders are seeing signs of wear as a list of disappointing economic reports stacks up against the market's gains.

  • Next Group That May Be Slammed by Debt: Farmers Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    It would take a perfect storm, but there are worries the current economic boom for farmers could turn into a bust. The issue is how much debt farmers take on.

  • Slow Growth: Bad News for Jobs, Housing; CPI Tame Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    Thursday's economic reports featured mostly bad news, with housing starts plunging and jobless claims rising while inflation remained under control.

  • Restaurant Sales Hit New High as Frugality Fades Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    More Americans say they are less frugal than they were a few years ago. Time to release that pent-up desire to eat out, a survey suggests.

  • Guillotine Set to Fall as French Economy Tanks Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    France Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici

    France's fall back into recession is likely to pile more pressure on the country's finance ministry, at a time when infighting has already led one senior politician to fuel rumors that Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici could be replaced.

  • Here's Why Gold Won't Fall Through the Floor Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.

  • Toppy? Sellers Start to Emerge in the Bull Market Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Some market watchers say they are starting to spot something that they haven't seen for a while: sellers moving back into stocks.

  • Art Market Is '100 Percent a Bubble': Novogratz Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    A woman bids at auction.

    Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group said the art market is "100 percent a bubble," and he predicts it will be the next gold.

  • 'Death Cross'? Yields May Break 1% Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The 10-year Treasury is facing a huge drop in yield and a flight from risk, one analysis showed.

  • Home Builder Confidence Tops Forecast in May Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    US home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes rose in May despite increasing building materials costs, an index showed on Wednesday.

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