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  • Factories Hum at Eight-Month High in December Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    Manufacturing grew at its swiftest pace in eight months in December, buoyed by increases in domestic and overseas demand.

  • Narrow 'Fiscal Cliff' Bargain Gains Currency Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 9:58 AM ET

    The White House and many congressional Republicans are now looking at a modest deal that would extend current tax rates for most Americans and leave vexing issues for the new year.

  • Obama Won't Go After States Where Pot Is Legal Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    President Obama says he won't go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana.

  • US Consumer Prices Post First Drop in Six Months Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. consumer prices fell in November for the first time in six months, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should allow the Federal Reserve to stay on its monetary policy path.

  • Fisher: Fed Risks 'Hotel California' Monetary Policy Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:23 AM ET

    Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher has said he is worried the Fed is in a "Hotel California" type of monetary policy because of its "engorged balance sheet."

  • Britain's Queen Quizzes Central Bank on Crisis Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:43 AM ET
    Queen Elizabeth II views stacks of gold as she visits the Bank of England with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on December 13, 2012 in London, England.

    During a visit to the Bank of England on Thursday, the Queen was overheard asking whether a "lax" attitude to financial regulation had contributed to the financial crisis.

  • Coming Soon: China's Growth Resurgence? Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    Faced with the risk of a hard landing earlier this year, China's economy is now in the midst of a robust rebound, prompting economists to make bullish forecasts for growth in the new year.

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  • Tax Chill Blows Through Central London Property Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    One Hyde Park in London, U.K.

    A single apartment complex where 30 of 72 apartments are registered to offshore companies is expected to pay more than $4 million in taxes.

  • Why the Fed Deserves Credit for the Recovery Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    In the absence of immediate or even early indications of an upwelling of inflation, the Fed is clearly determined to focus maximum effort on the other leg of its "dual mandate," i.e. fostering full employment.

  • Yoshikami: Bernanke Gives Hints About Investment Strategy Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    CNBC contributor Michael Yoshikami suggests investors should carefully reconsider holding long dated bonds.

  • U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles in October while sales fell, a sign that companies may order fewer goods ahead.

  • Morici: Fed's Easy Money Policies Will End in Tears Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    The academic argues the heads of central banks know easy money can’t overcome flawed government policies.

  • Retail Up; Jobless Claims, Producer Prices Down Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    Weekly jobless claims fell sharply while retail sales rose in a sign that steady job creation is adding momentum to consumer spending in the fourth quarter.

  • Pimco's Kashkari: Fed Is Buying Washington Time Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:06 AM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    The Federal Reserve's bond-purchasing and low interest rate policies are buying Washington to solve the nation's debt crisis, said Pimco's Head of Global Equities Neel Kashkari.

  • Federal Reserve, Central Banks to Extend Credit Lines Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    Top central banks are extending their arrangements to swap dollars and other currencies to make sure banks have the money they need.

  • Swiss Government Sees ‘Light at End of Tunnel’ Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:47 AM ET

    The Swiss government said it was cautiously optimistic for the economic outlook assuming the euro zone debt crisis does not again escalate even as it trimmed its growth forecast for 2013 to 1.3 percent.

  • Berlusconi ‘Would Back Monti’ as Prime Minister Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:27 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Silvio Berlusconi offered on Wednesday to stand back and make way for Mario Monti as Italy's next leader if the outgoing technocrat premier agreed to run as the candidate for a center-right coalition.

  • How Significant Are Bernanke’s Targets? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    On the outset, the Fed's unorthodox move appears to be its latest salvo to battle the economy's erratic and sub-par recovery. But some market watchers say: don't read too much into it.

  • Banking Deal Sets EU Leaders Up for Upbeat End to 2012 Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:54 PM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The European Union reached a landmark deal on Thursday to make the European Central Bank the bloc's top banking supervisor, giving EU leaders greater confidence that they are gaining the upper hand over the euro zone's debt crisis.

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