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  • Did Obama Just Take Default Off the Table? Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 12:34 PM ET

    Obama lists lots of things will have to be cut if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. But payments on government bonds aren't one of them.

  • Members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit walk a picket line near APM Terminals, halting cargo at the busiest seaport complex in the nation.

    The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX)are racing to avert a Feb. 7th strike of 14,500 longshoremen members in 14 major East Coast ports, including hubs in New York and New Jersey.

  • How Obamacare Changes Health Benefits This Year Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.

  • Markets, Public Can Be Confident: Fed's Evans Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    The U.S. economy is expected to grow by 2.5 percent in 2013, improving to 3.5 percent growth in 2014, top Fed official Charles Evans said on Monday.

  • Easy Money Could Backfire, Says Fed's Plosser Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    The Federal Reserve may be frustrating Americans' efforts to restore their personal wealth and may actually slow a broader rebound in U.S. consumption, a top official at the U.S. central bank says.

  • US Trade Deficit Surges; Import Prices Fall Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly grew in November, a drag on economic growth, although the gap's widening was driven by a surge in consumer goods imports, which gives a positive signal for consumer spending.

  • UK Industry Reports Sluggish Growth in November Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    British industrial output grew less than expected in November, despite a strong rebound in oil and gas production, adding to evidence that the economy may have contracted in the last three months of 2012.

  • German Economy Declines on Weak European Demand Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Germany's economic performance declined in the fourth quarter of the year as industry reduced its production in line with weak European demand, the country's Economy Ministry said on Friday.

  • Investor Attacks Krugman Inflation 'Propaganda' Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 2:24 AM ET
    Peter Schiff

    Monetary easing by the Federal Reserve may not have led to inflation in the U.S. yet but it continues to divide opinion. Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff hit back at economist Paul Krugman on Thursday after the Nobel Laureate derided him in a New York Times column.

  • Japan Unveils Stimulus—Don’t Get Too Excited Yet Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:29 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's $117 billion economic stimulus package is a positive start to revive a frail economy. But the government needs to follow this up with long term structural changes and the central bank has to chip in with some bold moves - otherwise disappointment is sure to follow, analysts say.

  • Time for China to Remove the Punch Bowl? Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    With price pressures building at a faster-than-expected rate and exports staging a revival, is it time for Chinese policymakers to take away the stimulus punch bowl?

  • How Debt Ceiling Fight Could Delay Tax Refunds Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Anyone counting on their tax refund to help pay for a vacation or take care of some leftover holiday bills could be in for a big disappointment this year thanks to the debt ceiling impasse.

  • One Overlooked Fact About the Housing Recovery Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    As federal regulators and banks argue over new lending standards, one important fact about the housing market goes largely overlooked: More than 20 million American homeowners own their homes outright.

  • Wholesale Inventories Jump 0.6 Percent, Top Estimates Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected as petroleum stocks rebounded, according to a government report on Thursday that also showed sales rose by the most in more than 1-1/2 years.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Higher to Start Year Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market.

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • US Could Save $2 Trillion on Health Costs: Study Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    The United States could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if the U.S. government used its influence in the public and private sectors, a study released on Thursday said.

  • Major Flu Outbreak Could Slow US Economy Further Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    One of the worst flu seasons in a decade is putting further strains on an already sluggish U.S. economy as companies get slammed with increased health care costs and lower productivity from widespread worker absences.

  • Why Jobless Numbers Mean Low Rates for Years Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    The Fed-watching game is now this: figuring out how long it will take for the unemployment rate to drop to 6.5 percent. It could be at least half a decade.

  • Why This May Be the Week the ECB Cuts Rates Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    A growing number of economists predict the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee will vote to cut interest rates again at Thursday’s meeting.

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