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  • Three Black Swans Are Hovering Over Markets Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The chatter in the market may be bullish but there is a real danger that something could go wrong—something no one is talking about now but will be once they get hit by some unexpected development.

  • Service Sector Growth Weakest in Seven Months Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    A waitress at Langer's Delicatessen in Los Angeles.

    Growth in the vast US services sector slowed to the lowest level in seven months as new orders and employment measures dropped.

  • Fed-Fueled Auto Loans: The Next Subprime Bubble? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

    At car dealers across the United States, loans to subprime borrowers are surging — up 18 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, to 6.6 million borrowers. And it's the Federal Reserve that's made it all possible.

  • Summer-Job Forecast for Teens Looks Good Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Great news for parents and teens alike — the summer-job outlook for teens looks a lot sunnier than last year. BRB, have 2 tell my BFF!

  • Work Slowdown? ADP Says Job Creation Declining Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Private-sector job creation was considerably less than expected in March, indicating that the labor market's improvements could be stalling.

  • 'Too Big to Fail' Fix? Not Yet, Says Fed's Tarullo Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Daniel Tarullo, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo told CNBC that whether banks should be split is up to Congress, which should also talk about limits on short-term bank liability.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, as a decline in refinancing activity offset higher demand for purchase loans, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Rate Cut Coming? Euro Zone Inflation Falls Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:52 AM ET

    The rate of consumer price inflation in the 17 countries using the euro fell to an annual rate of 1.7 percent in March. It could provide a rationale for an interest rate cut when central bankers meet on Thursday.

  • Fed Governors Respectfully Disagree in Policy Spat Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    One of the Federal Reserve's most hawkish officials confronted one of the institution's most dovish policymakers on Tuesday in a rare joint public debate over the risks posed to inflation by the U.S. central bank's bold steps to spur growth.

  • Stockton and San Bernardino: Tale of Two Bankruptcies Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    San Bernardino suburb

    Stockton and San Bernardino, the two California cities that have filed for bankruptcy protection, are both considered test cases in the epic battle over whether municipal bondholders or pensioners will absorb most of the pain when a government goes broke.

  • US Markets, a Different Kind of Triple Threat: Pro Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The Rockettes

    The U.S. became a financial markets' triple threat in the first quarter, with equities, government bond yields and the dollar all rising in tandem—something that rarely occurs for any sustained period.

  • GM, Chrysler and Ford See Sales Jump in March Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    Major automakers posted strong monthly U.S. car sales last month, helped by growing confidence in the recovery and demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

  • Factory Orders Gain 3%, Boosted by Aircraft Orders Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Crisis Over? Demand for Foreign Workers to Jump Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    A popular U.S. visa program for skilled workers is likely to hit its quota within days after its application period opens, triggering a lottery and signaling that companies feel confident about the economy.

  • No Joke! Gasoline Prices Are Coming Down! Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 8:32 PM ET

    It's no April Fool's Day joke. Drivers are indeed paying less to fill up their gas tanks than they did a few weeks ago, a month ago, a year ago.

  • Expect Long-Awaited Correction in Q2: Investors Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    The bulls have been running at a fierce pace but these pros say the correction is coming in the second quarter. Here's why.

  • Breaking Ground: Stockton Bankruptcy Is Approved Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    It's official: Stockton, Calif., will become the nation's most populous city to enter into bankruptcy protection after getting clearance from a federal judge on Monday.

  • Corn Crunch Could Be Just What Consumers Need Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    What's bad news for corn investors could be good news for battered consumers if trends hold up.

  • Manufacturing Growth Slows, Missing Forecast Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    The pace of expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in March, according to a new industry report released.

  • "Squawk Box" enlisted some Wall Street heavyweights to help answer that question as stocks by any measure begin the second quarter at all-time highs.

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