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The stock market rally and economic recovery are missing a typical key element - a house call from Dr. Copper.
The Federal Reserve's eventual hand-off from assisted economic growth to "genuine growth" will be key to the future direction of the stock market, Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO and co-CIO, told CNBC.
Although the spending plans will be miles apart ideologically, there are signs a compromise is possible, the New York Times reports.
Confidence among small businesses rose in February as owners shrugged off a tightening in fiscal policy and raised plans to increase capital spending and restock their warehouses.
For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.
The budget-balancing plan from Congressman Paul Ryan is a "total uncompromising" blueprint, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ranking member on the panel, told CNBC.
Small-business owners' confidence edged up just slightly in February, but Main Street is showing signs of a surge in optimism or hiring.
Loose monetary policy by central banks around the world has made us sick, according to Societe Generale's former strategist Dylan Grice, who says that cheap money has caused divisions in society and in some cases could even add to the risk of war.
"Blackstone is now the largest owner of individual houses in the United States," CEO Stephen Schwarzman said on CNBC Monday.
The political risks to the euro zone and its currency have receded and if the area stays on the "right track," the region's crisis could be largely over by the end of the year, Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, told CNBC.
The GOP point person on fiscal issues said a compromise with President Obama is possible, even though their budget plan faces certain rejection from Democrats.
Employers are reaching their limit stretching the workweek, so they may have to start hiring soon. USA Today reports.
The process in Washington to reach a federal budget compromise has not been based in reality, former OMB Director Jim Nussle told CNBC.
An explosion of new regulations and "unprecedented" uncertainty in DC will keep the US from achieving its "full growth potential," GE CEO Jeff Immelt said.
Companies need workers. But they're not hiring them because of Obamacare and the sequester. Well some are...but it's complicated.
Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.
Job creation broke out in February, with the economy creating a net 236,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
The bulls keep running on Wall Street, and a big part of the reason is because of investor confidence in the growing economic strength of American households, the New York Times reports.
After years of grabbing the spotlight in U.S.-China economic relations, U.S. concerns over the value of Beijing's currency appear to be fading, giving ground to newer issues like cyber-security.
Builders are clearly acting on the big jump in new home orders, but those jobs numbers could actually be higher, were they not hamstrung by a severe lack of workers.