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  • Defying other indicators, consumer spending stalls Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:49 AM ET
    Shoppers walk down 5th Avenue in New York City.

    U.S. consumer spending has remained largely flat for the last three months, Gallup reported on Monday, in contrast to other indicators suggesting otherwise.

  • Are suburbs dying a slow death?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    The growing trend among Americans to choose urban living over the suburbs is causing many home builders and mall operators to change their business models, says Leigh Gallagher, "The End of Suburbs" author.

  • So-so summer: Job growth disappoints; rate drops Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Job growth continued in July as the U.S. economy added another 162,000 jobs—enough to keep the recovery theme going but not a level likely to have a major effect on monetary policy.

  • Consumers on spending spree, despite higher prices Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending increased and inflation pushed higher in June, which could strengthen expectations of the Federal Reserve curtailing its bond purchases later this year.

  • Fed tapering will be for wrong reason: El-Erian Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:14 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO).

    The Fed's tapering is "almost a given," but there won't be enough economic growth to justify the reduction, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC.

  • Happy days here again? US claims hit 5-1/2 yr low Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits touched a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.

  • Defense, health care suffer as planned layoffs drop Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with an employer at a job fair in Chicago.

    Planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell modestly in July, though the healthcare and defense sectors saw the biggest job cuts, a report on Thursday showed.

  • July jobs report key to Fed action Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:55 PM ET

    Traders are looking past ISM manufacturing data and weekly jobless claims, to the July nonfarm payrolls because it will be key in the Fed's decision making process.

  • US economy should grow at 3%-4%: Ex-Fed gov. Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:29 PM ET

    The U.S. economy has the ability to grow at a rate of 3-4 percent if policy makers removed the obstructions, says former Fed governor Robert Heller.

  • Growth is slow but better days may be near Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    The economy grew at a slow 1.4 percent in the first half of the year, but private sector jobs data for July holds out hope for a better second half.

  • Op-ed: Can we ignore the zombie economy? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:26 PM ET
    Zombies from the AMC show "The Walking Dead"

    The American stock market continues to rally leaving investors to ask how is that possible given $14 trillion of debt in the United States?

  • GDP revisions...and why Kardashians don't kount Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Kim Kardashian

    The economy is a lot bigger than we think, but no thanks to Kim Kardashian and reality TV. Experts have gone back to 1929 to recalculate the size of gross domestic product,

  • Big jobs number coming? Data firm says just 23,000 Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

    Before anyone gets too excited about job prospects for July, a data firm is reporting that payroll growth was much slower than expected.

  • Midwest business activity picks up modestly Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest picked up modestly in July, although growth in new orders and employment both cooled, a report showed on Wednesday

  • Doomsayers begone! US growth beats by a mile Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    A container ship leaves the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California, U.S.

    U.S. economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, laying a firmer foundation and possibly bringing the Federal Reserve closer to cutting back its stimulus.

  • Jumping jobs! Private sector makes big hiring move Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with an employer at a job fair in Chicago.

    Private sector job creation surged in July as small businesses and services led the way, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.

  • 'The Fed has to taper,' says Art Cashin Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS said Tuesday that a little-noticed announcement Monday lends further credence to the belief that the Federal Reserve will begin tapering in September.

  • High gas prices won't kill middle-class vacations Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    Gas prices displayed in Los Angeles on July 16.

    Participants in a guests survey say that a rise of 20 cents to 30 cents in gas prices won't deter them from taking a trip, the chief of Choice Hotels told CNBC.

  • Housing market heats up but not at boiling point Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    A sold sign is posted in front of a home in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Never mind the recent uptick in mortgage rates. Home prices are on a powerful roll. The latest monthly data shows home prices in May jumped 12.1 percent in the past year.

  • CEOs confident in sales, but will they hire? Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    The latest YPO Global Pulse Index shows the highest level of confidence in sales growth among CEOs since April 2012. Can this increase in confidence lead to job growth?

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