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  • Caterpillar CEO: Most Confident I've Been in 2 Years Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar.

    The best word to describe the U.S. economy and economies around the world is "stability," Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC, despite the company's earnings and revenue misses and scaled-backed outlook.

  • This Time It's Different, US Won't Stall: SocGen Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    Job numbers and a sell-off in commodities may have curbed investor sentiment in the U.S. in recent weeks, but according to Societe Generale, the economy is now made of sterner stuff.

  • Bill Gross

    Pimco's Bill Gross has launched an attack on Britain and the euro zone for cutting debt with severe austerity measures, warning that such action risks stifling recovery, the FT reports.

  • Massive Privatization to Help Cut UK Debt Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:16 AM ET
    A view over the financial district and St Paul's Cathedral towards the west of the city at sunrise in London.

    Up to half the 21 companies where the U.K. government has a shareholding could be wholly or partly privatized in the next few years, a senior official has said.

  • Why Fed, ECB’s ‘Great Job’ Is Not Enough Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:59 PM ET
    EU-and-US-flag.jpg

    Both the Fed and the ECB have tried to boost demand in the two regions that represent 40 percent of the global economy, but it is not happening. Here's why.

  • Opportunistic Indians Ride China’s Economic Boom Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 7:36 PM ET
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    The Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to an expanding community of entrepreneurs from economic rival, India, who have migrated there to share the fruits of China's stupendous growth.

  • Europe's Economy Is Dead, Needs Central Bank CPR Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:02 PM ET

    An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.

  • Bernanke to Skip This Year's Jackson Hole Meeting Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 3:56 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.

  • IBM's Ominous Earnings Sign to the Stock Market Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    IBM's awful earnings performance in the first quarter likely foretells a rough time ahead for the stock market.

  • They're Baack! Banks Revive Mortgage-Backed Bonds Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago, Il.

    Once more, arcane-sounding financial products like collateralized debt obligations are being minted on Wall Street.

  • Is This Stock Pullback Different Than The Others? Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    The meager three percent pullback in the S&P 500 at the end of February made a lot of traders believe that any pullback should be bought, but there has been a lot of discussion this week that this pullback might be different.

  • Wall Street Turns Viciously Against Apple Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:04 AM ET

    Wall Street has turned against its one-time iDarling. The rout in Apple's shares has been swift, with the stock falling 44 percent since late September, leaving many wondering when, and where, all of this will end. The NYT reports.

  • Next Wave of Earnings About to Hit Markets Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:21 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the NYSE

    Several more Dow components report earnings Friday, providing a glimpse of how industrial and consumer companies fared in the squishy global economy last quarter.

  • IRS Workers Caught With Hands in Cookie Jar Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:33 PM ET

    Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Pullback Puts Market Nowhere After 13 Years Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    The bears argue that we just keep blowing bubbles instead of taking our medicine and laying the framework for a lasting recovery.

  • Steady as It Goes for US Jobless Claims Picture Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Job seeker Clinton Crouch, who said he was laid-off in Sept. 2011, fills out an application for a maintenance job during a job fair at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) in Oglesby, Illinois, U.S.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly, which could allay fears of a setback in the labor market.

  • By 2015, Producing in China Will Be as Costly as US Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    A worker at Prince Industries in Shanghai, China.

    A new study by consulting firm AlixPartners estimates by 2015, the cost of outsourcing manufacturing to China will be equal to the cost of manufacturing in the U.S.

  • If I Were 'Dictator,' QE Would End: Fed's Lacker Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Thursday that "if you made me dictator" the Federal Reserve would stop its massive bond-buying program.

  • ECB Rate Cut Talk Suggests 'Sense of Urgency' Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:07 AM ET
    ECB Governing Council member and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank Jens Weidmann

    The euro stabilized on Thursday after suffering its biggest one-day fall in almost a year, as prominent ECB official Jens Weidmann hinted of a possible euro zone rate cut. Analysts say there's plenty of reason to take him seriously.

  • Growth Worries? Thankfully, Oil Is Tumbling Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    As worries over the outlook for the global economy resurface, analysts tell CNBC that Asia can take comfort from one fact – the sharp fall in oil prices.

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