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  • Europe's Economy Still Weak: ECB's Draghi Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 9:09 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    Economic activity in the euro area will remain weak in early 2013 before gradually recovering later in the year, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

  • The Fed has the appropriate policies in place right now and will remain accommodative until the economy improves, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans told CNBC.

  • Productivity Falls While New Claims Edge Down Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    Nonfarm productivity fell in the fourth quarter by the most in nearly two years as output increased marginally while weekly unemployment aid applications fall to 366,000, indicating steady but modest hiring.

  • Sequester Is 'Terrible, Terrible' Legislation: Rubin Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 8:10 AM ET
    Robert  Rubin

    The automatic across-the-board spending cut measure set to take effect next month is "terrible, terrible" piece of legislation, Robert Rubin, former Clinton Treasury Secretary, told CNBC.

  • What Big Mac Prices Say About Europe's Economy Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    Forget about statistics for employment and industrial production, it is being claimed that the price of a hamburger is showing where Europe's economic reforms are working - and where they are not.

  • India in a 'Horror Show' as Growth Slumps Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:29 AM ET
    india-flag-with-boy_200.jpg

    India's growth estimates for the current fiscal year came as a shock to many who were hoping for a turnaround in Asia's third largest economy, with one expert calling the likely 5 percent annual expansion a "horror show".

  • Even Brief Spending Cuts Could Hit US Economy Hard Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    The U.S. economy could take a big hit from automatic government spending cuts even if Congress only leaves them in place for a month or two.

  • Back-Loaded Debt Cut Plan Won't Fly: Biz Leaders Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    A deficit reduction package to preserve short term economic growth by delaying the most aggressive measures would a no-go for the markets, the private sector and politicians, business leaders told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Long-Term Unemployment Now a Thing of the Past? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    Little Federal Help for the Long-Term Unemployed

    Long-term unemployed in the U.S are having an easier time finding jobs — and the problem of long-term joblessness may disappear in the months ahead.

  • Expect Long-Term Damage in Spain: JPMorgan Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:43 AM ET
    Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

    The current scandal surrounding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will not disappear any time soon and investors should expect ongoing volatility, according to the European research team at one of the world's largest banks.

  • Gallows Humor at S&P as Economy Imploded Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:19 AM ET

    As the housing market imploded, the gallows humor at S&P intensified. The New York Times reports.

  • Housing Already Shows Signs of a New Bubble Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.

  • Federal Reserve Should Do Less, Not More: Morici Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    It's time for the Fed to do less to prop up the recovery and jobs creation, argues this academic.

  • Consumers have been spending more on gasoline than they have in nearly three decades.

  • Factory Orders Rise 1.8 Percent but Miss Forecasts Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee welds mounting brackets to an aluminum pontoon during the fabrication process at the Nautic Global Group production facility in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.

    U.S. factory orders increased in December even though companies trimmed their orders for goods that signal investment plans. The Commerce Department said factory orders rose 1.8 percent compared to November, when orders had fallen 0.3 percent.

  • Risks to Spain's economy and financial sector remain elevated as it undergoes a difficult process of fiscal and external adjustment, the IMF reported Monday.

  • Rising Bond Yields Stoke Concerns Over Impact Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 10:58 PM ET

    A rough couple of months in the U.S. bond market has lifted interest rates off record lows and now could impede a slow economic recovery heavily dependent on cheap money to keep going.

  • Obama Seeks Closed Loopholes, 'Smart' Reductions Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 5:33 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses immigration reform on Jan. 29. 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Barack Obama said on Sunday more tax revenue would be needed to reduce the U.S. deficit and signaled he would push hard to get rid of loopholes such as the "carried interest" tax break enjoyed by private equity and hedge fund managers.

  • It's bad, but as this economist explains, it would have been a lot worse if thousands of Americans had not just given up.

  • Deutsche Bank's Joe Lavorgnia anticipates broad "collateral financial damage" once interest rates eventually edge higher. And Art Hogan of Lazard Capital Markets sees the Fed trimming back on quantitative easing in 2013. Both appeared on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday.

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