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  • Jobs numbers good enough for 'taper light' Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve in Washington

    August's employment report is not expected to deter the Fed from taking the first step toward slowing its bond purchases in September, but it won't be as slow as many expected.

  • Jobs growth misses high hopes; rate drops to 7.3% Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    A worker carries a tote full of turned, non-inflated footballs to the quality control area at the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio

    Job growth was less than expected in August as the U.S. economy added 169,000 positions, raising questions over whether the Federal Reserve will begin a pullback on its historically easy monetary policy.

  • U.S. News Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    U.S. Latest Business and Regional News, top stories and Business Headlines Online on CNBC.

  • World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It's time to make Google, Apple, and other companies pay more taxes. That's the message from President Obama and leaders of the world's economies at a summit ending Friday.

  • Roller-coaster stocks—they go up but not down Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Americans have been willing to make the big investment and spend a day, or a week, having some fun at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

  • India and Indonesia: who has it worse? Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    The whipping boys of emerging markets – Indonesia and India – have their fair share of problems, but analysts say Southeast Asia's biggest economy could be in a more precarious position.

  • Debt talks could get ugly, but sequestration? Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    However contentious the debt ceiling talks might be, we can be virtually assured there will be no sequestration sequel.

  • What taper? Services sector strongest since 2005 Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The pace of growth in the services sector accelerated to its fastest pace in almost eight years. A separate report showed that new orders for US factory goods dropped in July.

  • Private jobs growing, while weekly claims falling Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    The private sector added 176,000 jobs in August while weekly jobless claims continued their decline, indicative of slow but steady gains.

  • US labor costs flat, show dormant price pressure Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A technician works on a Cummins Inc. ISL diesel engine at the E-ONE Inc. factory, in Ocala, Florida.

    Labor costs were flat in the second quarter, a sign of minimal inflationary pressures in the U.S. economy.

  • Ronald Coase and the nature of shadow banking Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:52 PM ET
    Ronald Coase

    Coase, who died at the age of 102 on Labor Day, was one of the most influential economic thinkers of the past 100 years. So what can we learn about the financial crisis from him?

  • US recovers appetite for imports, widens trade gap Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly more than expected in July as exports dipped, but a rebound in imports pointed to some firming in underlying demand.

  • Mortgage apps rise, snapping 3-week losing streak Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home loans rose for the first time in four weeks as mortgage rates fell from their highest level this year, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Manufacturing sector, construction spending grow Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The manufacturing sector grew last month at its fastest pace in more than two years, an industry report showed on Tuesday. A separate reading showed construction spending rose.

  • Goldman upgrades China growth, cuts India outlook Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:33 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs has raised its GDP forecast for China to 7.6 percent from 7.4 percent for 2013, even as it slashed the growth targets for India and other Southeast Asia nations.

  • Blue-collar cities change colors as jobs shift Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    As U.S. factory jobs continue to vanish, many historically industrial areas are fading from blue-collar to white-collar towns, or in some cases, no collar at all.

  • Part-time economy: Older workers, underemployed Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    The spike in part-time jobs is expected in an economy recovering from a deep recession, according to a new report. But what's unexpected is the age group that is taking those jobs.

  • Labor on Labor Day: 'Just a very tough job market' Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    As millions of Americans celebrate Labor Day by taking a day off from work, millions more have no job at all or have just stopped looking.

  • After the crisis, new grads face rough jobs road Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    In a post crisis world, new college graduates are making compromises just to get their foot into the door.

  • Consumer sentiment retreats from 6-year high Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
    Customers reach for shopping carts inside the Target Corp. Store in Torrance, California.

    U.S. consumer sentiment retreated in August from last month's six-year high, though Americans were slightly more upbeat in their outlook than earlier in the month, a survey released on Friday showed.

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