• After April Showers, Market Could Spring Higher Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The stock market is likely to see its typical, seasonal pullback in the second quarter, but unlike previous years, more bullish strategists expect a significantly higher end-of-year finale.

  • Not-So-Great News for Jobless Claims and GDP Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, while GDP growth was light and even worse than expected.

  • Midwest Business Activity Growth Slows: Chicago PMI Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest slowed in March as the new order rate pulled back, a new report showed.

  • European Default Has to Happen: Mark Mobius Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:18 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    As fears grow that the Cyprus crisis could spread to other parts of the euro zone, renowned investor Mark Mobius says that a default is the only way to solve the single-currency bloc's problems.

  • Bad Sign for Tech: Idle FoxConn Factory Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Orders are slowing down at the FoxConn factory in Shenzen, China, which could mean trouble for the tech industry.

  • It's Back! Dark Clouds From Europe Stall US Bull Run Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A wave of gloom from Europe sent buyers fleeing for Treasurys on Wednesday, reversing momentum that was driving US stocks toward a record high.

  • Deep Freeze: Home Sales Barely Budge in Spring Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.

  • Suicides, Disease: Europe's Sick Economy Costs Lives Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:02 AM ET

    Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious diseases on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts say.

  • Bulls Revved Up to Take Out Next Stocks Milestone Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Bulls are likely to take another swing at the S&P 500 closing high this week, but the real battle will begin after that.

  • Lucky 13: Tax Revenue Grows for 13 Straight Quarters Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    State and local governments may be making serious cuts but their tax revenue grew for a 13th straight quarter, Census data showed.

  • Beyond the Numbers, Confidence Returns to Housing Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Despite a raging, record-high stock market, more Americans believe a home is a better long-term investment than stocks, according to CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • Fed Now Concerned About US Wealth Inequality Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    As the gap between the wealthy and rest of America becomes a hot-button issue in Washington, the Fed's ability to improve the situation may soon move into the spotlight.

  • Confidence Tumbles in March as Consumers Turn Gloomy Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    US consumer confidence tumbled in March as Americans turned more pessimistic about economic prospects in the short term, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

  • New Home Sales Drop in February as Prices Rise Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Workers stand in front of a row of new homes at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona

    Sales of new US single-family homes fell more than expected in February, but steady gains in home prices suggested the housing market recovery remains intact.

  • Home Prices Up, Best Yearly Increase Since 2006 Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:51 AM ET

    Single-family home prices rose in January, starting the year with the biggest annual increase in six-and-a-half years in a fresh sign the housing market recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • February Durables Soar, Bolstered by Transportation Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in February, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • American Dream Is Back, So Are Stocks: CNBC Survey Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Key measures of Americans' attitudes toward their homes and the stock market surged in the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • Payroll Tax Hike: The Doomsday That Wasn't Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    Customers shop during the grand opening of a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

    It was going to be a disaster! It would crush the recovery! In fact, nearly half of Americans didn't even notice they had less money in their paychecks.

  • Farmland Prices: Is the Bubble About to Burst? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Excess cash plus easy access to credit is driving up land values across the Midwest, stoking fears that a farmland bubble is building that may soon burst. USA Today reports.

  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

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