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  • Taper Tipoff? Bernanke Hints Easing End Is Nearing Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:20 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York, U.S.

    The Fed will keep its version of the monetary printing press running a while longer, though Chairman Ben Bernanke provided hints Wednesday that the days of extreme easing are coming to a close.

  • The Chocolate Indicator: Hershey's S&P Prediction Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 2:01 PM ET
    Hershey's chocolate kisses.

    Life may be like a box of chocolates, but how about the stock market? Why Hershey could be calling the market's next move.

  • Placing Odds on Who Will Succeed Bernanke Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Here are the top contenders to lead the Fed once Ben Bernanke steps aside.

  • SEC Should Target Individuals: Fmr. SEC Head Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Although the SEC's decision to not allow defendants to neither admit nor deny wrongdoing is a good one, it must refocus on individuals, not companies, said a former SEC chairman.

  • Will Obamacare Hurt Jobs? It's Already Happening Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    Small business owners are already curtailing hiring because of concerns over the cost of Obamacare, a recent survey found.

  • Santelli to Fed: 'What Are You Afraid Of?' Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli had some tough talk for the Fed and Bernanke. He also challenged WSJ Reporter Jon Hilsenrath.

  • 'QE Infinity' Is Now on 6 Month Clock: Economists Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    The Fed will probably put off tapering its bond-buying "for a little bit" but has to start scaling back next year, two top economists tell CNBC.

  • Soaring Interest Rates Send Mortgage Apps Reeling Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Interest rates on U.S. home mortgages rose last week to hit their highest level in over a year, sapping demand from potential homeowners, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Here's the real reason the Fed will taper QE Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Nomura bear Bob Janjuah believes he knows the reason why the Fed will begin pulling back its easing program, and it's not about anything directly related to the economy.

  • Prepare for 3% Treasury Yields Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:37 AM ET

    Yields on 10-year Treasurys have lurched 50 basis points upwards since May, and some economists now forecast yields could reach 3 percent by year-end.

  • Fed Likely to Keep Options Open on Bond Buying Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers will likely announce they will keep buying bonds at a monthly pace of $85 billion, while keeping their options open to scale back the program.

  • Why Yellen Should Be Next Fed Chief: Heller Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:04 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    Vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen is by far the most credible successor to central bank chief Ben Bernanke, former Fed Governor Robert Heller told CNBC.

  • US Housing Starts Rise but Fall Short; Prices Tame Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in May; meanwhile, consumer prices rose in May and underlying price pressures showed signs of stabilizing after a long decline.

  • Markets More Doubtful of Fed Easing Benefits: Survey Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    The effects of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program are looking more lackluster and more disruptive to market functioning, according to the latest CNBC Fed survey.

  • Obama: Bernanke at Fed ‘Longer Than He Wanted’ Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    President Barack Obama said in an interview Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has stayed in his post "longer than he wanted."

  • How You Should Position for Rising Interest Rates Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    After years of record-low interest rates, a sea change could be underway, with some investors already starting to hedge their investments in preparation for an uptick.

  • $100 a Barrel Looms for US Crude This Week Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 8:59 PM ET

    A convincing move above $98 this week may foreshadow a return to $100, defying the weak fundamentals of high supply and soft demand, according to CNBC's weekly sentiment survey.

  • Get Ready For the Fed—Cramer Style     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    The FOMC meeting kicks off on Tuesday. Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why this week isn't make or break it for the economy.

  • US Falls Behind in Creating Rich Entrepreneurs Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    America may be falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to creating entrepreneurial wealth, a study shows.

  • Cramer: A 'Nightmare Scenario' for Bulls and Bears Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Cramer has become more cautious on the market right now and conditions are creating a "nightmare scenario" for just about everyone involved, he said on CNBC.

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