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  • Obamacare Drags Down Jobs and Sales Says Beige Book Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:25 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet at the White House March 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and Congress remain locked in stalled budget negotiations as the effect of the sequestration begin to impact the U.S. economy.

    The Fed's report on the economy reveals that businesses across America say they are slowing hiring because of the Affordable Care Act. Maybe this thing really is a "jobs killer."

  • Boehner Wants Budget Deals 'Out in the Open' Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    House Speaker Boehner told CNBC's Larry Kudlow that a long-term deal on entitlements is possible, and there's no good reason for the Obama team to have shut down the White House tour.

  • Crystal Dupont and her mother, Regina Dupont-Williams, shop for inexpensive groceries at a dollar store.

    About 3.6 million Americans were earning at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2012, and those weren't all high school students flipping burgers, about half of them were 25 or older. How do they do that? NBC reports.

  • US Factory Orders Fall 2%, but Still Beat Forecast Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in January as demand for transportation equipment weakened, but the underlying strength in manufacturing remained intact.

  • Private Jobs Continue to Show Signs of Growth Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    A sign advertising jobs is posted in fromt of a TJ Maxx store in San Rafael, California.

    Private companies added 198,000 jobs in February, well ahead of analyst estimates and indicating that the labor market is continuing to thaw, according to a report Wednesday.

  • Mortgage Apps Surged Last Week as Rates Fell: MBA Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Applications for home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates tumbled, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • US Services Sector Grows, Tops Estimates: ISM Index Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    The U.S. services sector grew in February and topped Wall Street's estimates, the ISM non-manufacturing index showed.

  • Housing: Picking Up the Pieces Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    In October 2007, the housing market was in the direct path of a massive foreclosure storm. Today, it is still picking up the pieces.

  • New Scrutiny for Stealthy Corporate Tax Subsidy Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    The Bank of America Tower stands in New York, U.S.

    Many companies are borrowing money for projects using tax-exempt bonds called qualified private activity bonds, costing federal taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reports.

  • Car Buyers Taking Out Bigger Loans, Set New Record Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    American car buyers, attracted by new models and cheap financing, are taking out bigger auto loans and stretching out the terms of those loans to a new record length.

  • Sequester Leaves US in 'Fantasy World': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    As a deadlock continues over automatic spending cuts, an analyst told CNBC the United States is living in a "fantasy world" and will need to implement trillions more in budget reductions.

  • Wholesale government spending cuts should not be the core of the U.S. deficit reduction program, according to a new survey of economists.

  • How the Student Loan Crisis Drags Down Home Prices Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Outstanding student debt is beginning to impede the economy as a whole, a new report suggests, chiefly by robbing the housing market of its richest crop of new buyers: young college graduates.

  • GOP Clings to One Thing It Agrees On: Spending Cuts Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama gives his 2013 State of the Union address.

    Four months after Mr. Obama won a second term, the only issue that truly unites Republicans is a commitment to shrinking the federal government through spending cuts, low taxes and less regulation. The NYT reports.

  • President Barack Obama raised the issue of cutting entitlements as a way out of damaging budget cuts, as both sides in Washington tried to limit a fiscal crisis that may soon hit America.

  • Obama Says 'Sequester' Crisis Is 'Just Dumb' Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks after meeting Friday with congressional about budget cuts.

    President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.

  • Home Buyers Are Back, but Where Are the Houses? Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    The first official day of Spring may still be 20 days away, but the Spring housing market is already underway. Buyer traffic is rising along with home prices, but one traditional Spring phenomenon is sorely absent: rising supply. The raw number of homes for sale is now at its lowest level in over 13 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, and the numbers continue to fall.

  • For Americans, Income Falls but Spending Goes Up Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    U.S. consumers increased spending modestly in January from December. Income plunged by the most in two decades, although the decline followed a one-time surge in December.

  • Manufacturing Surges at Best Rate Since June 2011 Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Employee John Carrier loads parts into a machine at the Mennie Machine Co. in Mark, Illinois, U.S.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up to its fastest rate in over a year and a half in February as new orders continued to accelerate, while a separate report showed U.S. construction spending fell.

  • US Consumer Sentiment Boost by Jobs Optimism Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET
    Consumers shop for televisions in Walmart.

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose in February as Americans were more optimistic that the jobs market will improve, even as confidence in fiscal policy was near all-time lows, a new survey showed.

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