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  • Japan Bear Warns on Unfolding Debt Crisis Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 9:41 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Japan will be consumed by a debt crisis surpassing the U.S. subprime crash, telling investors that "the beginning of the end has begun" for Japan's finances. The Financial Times reports.

  • Pisani: Here's What's Driving Stocks Higher Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Massive liquidity, an ongoing search for yield, modestly higher corporate earnings, heavy stock buybacks, and the Fed's bond-buying program is fueling stocks to new highs. This is constricting supply.

  • Fed's Fisher: Politicians Holding Back Job Growth Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:14 PM ET
    Richard Fisher

    Politicians in Washington are holding back the US economy and job growth can't reach its full potential until Congress gets its act together, said Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed.

  • Sell in May, Go Away? Not This Year, Say Traders Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wears a hat embroidered with 15,000 at the end of the trading day on May 7, 2013 in New York City.

    Now that the Dow has cracked 15,000, the argument for "sell in May" may be getting weaker. "It's not based on anything but seasonality and phrases," says one trader.

  • CIA to Starbucks: Where Millennials Want to Work Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:53 AM ET

    Health care and technology, not banking and finance, top millennials' choice for careers, according to a new survey. See which companies they would prefer to work. St. Jude hospital?

  • Only 4% of Colleges Worth the Money: Ex-Official Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    Former Education Secretary William Bennett argues that 96 percent of colleges aren't worth the investment due to high loan payments and sky rocketing unemployment rates.

  • US Sees Bigger April Surplus as Deficit Narrows: CBO Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
    Jeffrey Zients

    April's U.S. budget surplus was bigger than a year ago and the government ran a much smaller deficit in the first seven months of the year, the CBO said.

  • Roubini: No Stock Bubble, but Crash May Come Later Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:27 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics

    Stocks aren't in bubble territory as yet, but a "huge rally in risk assets" over the next two years puts markets in danger of a big crash, Nouriel Roubini said.

  • Lew Blames Washington for Slow Growth Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:28 PM ET
    Jack Lew

    Dysfunction in Washington is one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy, undermining confidence and crimping growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says.

  • Why US Stocks Are Soaring While Economy Struggles Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:55 PM ET

    Even the rosiest of forecasters acknowledge growth slowed sharply from the first three months of the year. And yet major U.S. stock indexes continue swaggering to fresh all-time highs.

  • Market Gains Could Keep on Coming After Dow 15,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.

  • Banks (Finally) Start Lending Again Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Lending conditions, particularly for businesses, are beginning to thaw after five years of financial lockdown, according to a Fed survey.

  • Here's What Is Really Behind Home Price Gains Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Home prices are defying gravity and expectations, which has some asking exactly how real they are and what is driving them. The answers lie, again, in the numbers.

  • World Party: Stocks in US, Germany Hit New Record Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    U.S. stocks briefly broke into record territory on a wave of optimism for the global economy that also drove German stocks to an all-time high.

  • NY AG: Fix Street's ‘Rigged Casino’ Impression Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told CNBC that BofA and Wells Fargo were the leading violators of a mortgage servicing abuse settlement, and that's why he plans to sue.

  • Health Spending Slows, but Patients Are Paying More Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    One of the economic mysteries of the last few years has been the bigger-than-expected slowdown in health spending.

  • What You Need to Know About the Online Sales Tax Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    It's far from a done deal, but the days of mostly tax-free shopping on the Internet is a big step closer to ending. Click ahead to find out how you might be affected.

  • Market Value of Mothers' Work Falls Below $60,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    Take-home pay for everything from cooking to handling family finances on the open market, would total $59,862, says Insure.com, down from $60,182 in 2012.

  • Earnings Season Moves to Crucial Consumer Brands Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

    Earnings reports for the rest of the week will offer some crucial insight into how the US consumer — and the larger economy — is doing.

  • Senate OKs Bill for States to Tax Online Purchases Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:18 PM ET

    A majority of the Senate approved a measure that would allow states to tax online purchases. The bill now moves to the House, where it faces opposition.

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