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  • Surprise! Huge US budget surplus shatters record Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    Higher tax revenue, thanks to the economy, and lower spending, thanks to the sequester, combine to put Washington in the black. That could reduce pressure on Congress for a deal.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2013 Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The Cost of Living is one of the categories we measure as we rank America's Top States for Business. The lower the cost of living, the higher the score.

  • Global CFO Council survey: An improving US outlook Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    The U.S. economy is improving despite a few global uncertainties and mixed signals from the Federal Reserve, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council Survey.

  • More file for US claims; inflation still tame Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week. Meanwhile, prices for U.S. imports and exports fell in June for the fourth straight month.

  • Gold nears $1,300, but analysts say it's not a 'buy' Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 5:54 AM ET
    A customer examines a selection of gold bars from Swiss manufacturer Argor Hebaeus SA.

    Gold soared almost 3 percent to a two-and-a-half week high on Thursday, but analysts are still not convinced the metal is a good long-term buy.

  • Foreclosures fall even as judges ramp up Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    U.S. foreclosure activity in June fell to the lowest level since December of 2006, but certain states are seeing a rise in activity.

  • Sharp jump in US gasoline prices seen within days Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Gasoline is expected to jump 10 to 20 cents per gallon in the next several days, as rising oil prices and peak driving season create a perfect storm for higher prices.

  • Fast rising mortgage rates are dire for housing Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    You don't see it now, and you won't for a few months, but higher mortgage raise will force a major pause in the housing recovery.

  • America's most expensive states to live Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    The average cost of one item related to home price, a half-gallon of milk, doctor visit, even a pound of ground beef give an idea of prices in the most expensive areas in 10 states.

  • Wholesale inventories plunge most since 2011 Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    US wholesale inventories fell, the second straight monthly decline and a sign that restocking by businesses could weigh against economic growth in the second quarter.

  • In the race to the bottom, US dollar falls behind Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    If there is a global currency devaluation war, the U.S. is losing. Of course, that's good news for those who like a strong American currency.

  • Interest rate surge hammers mortgage applications Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    An unrelenting surge in interest rates for US home mortgages pushed borrowing costs to their highest level in two years, stymieing demand from potential homeowners.

  • Ouch! Earnings will disappoint this market: Kass Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Douglas Kass at the Reach poker tournament in New York.

    Doug Kass presents a stark warning about what earnings will bring.

  • Dreams delayed: Young people put off parenthood Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Hobbled by student loan debt and a weak job market, many young adults wonder if they'll ever be comfortable enough financially to have kids.

  • IMF Flags Top 3 Threats to Growth Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund downgraded its global growth outlook for 2013 on Tuesday, and warned of three "new risks" that threaten to derail the global economic recovery.

  • Customers remain 'scarce and cautious': NFIB Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Small business owner

    Small business optimism fell in June from its one-year high as an uncertain recovery continues to unfold.

  • Weak economy means fewer babies (for now) Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    Skye Pearce and Bryan Haas play with their dog, Lucky. The couple says the dog helps fill the void of not having kids.

    The fertility rate has fallen sharply since the nation went into recession in 2007. "When times are bad, births go down," one researcher said.

  • Is This the Most Hated Bull Market Ever? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    If this is the most-hated bull market ever, maybe there's good reason for it. The rally this year looks good on paper but has come on the backs of some ugly internals.

  • The FDIC on Tuesday will propose a leverage rule requiring big banks to have common equity equal to at least 5 percent of their assets, sources tell CNBC.

  • CEO to Fed: Start Tapering Now to End Uncertainty Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    Ronald Defeo, chairman and CEO of Terex Corp.

    The Federal Reserve should begin its move away from easy money now in order to strengthen a "tepid recovery," the head of a heavy machinery making company tells CNBC.

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