• Yellen: Fed must promote very strong recovery Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 3:13 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen robustly defended the Fed's bold steps to spur economic growth, calling efforts to boost hiring an "imperative" at a hearing into her nomination.

  • US jobless claims disappoint as trade gap widens Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Job recruiter (R), speaks to Daniel Laminitis as he looks for work during the Choice Career Fair on November 7, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell by less than expected, just as the September trade gap widened unexpectedly.

  • Detroit bankruptcy case boils down to good faith Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Protesters carry signs depicting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as a devil at a rally last month.

    The question of whether the city bargained in good faith with unions is key to a judge's decision on whether Detroit is eligible to restructure its finances under bankruptcy law.

  • What the GOP really wants out of Janet Yellen Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen's GOP critics want the dovish Fed vice chair to give them a sign that extraordinary monetary measures won't go on forever, said a former Fed economist.

  • US deficit falls 24% in October due to shutdown Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    The Treasury Department said the deficit in October was 24 percent lower than the $120 billion imbalance recorded in October 2012.

  • Yellen: Need to do more to support the recovery Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen, Obama's nominee for Federal Reserve chair, will testify before Congress on Thursday.

  • Taper likely in next 2 months: Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 9:14 PM ET
    James Gorman, chairman and chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley

    A scaling back of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program can be expected in the next couple of months, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said.

  • Art could be drawing a disturbing economic picture Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 10:53 AM ET
    Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucien Freud"

    Record-high art prices paint a picture of inflation that can't be seen in the government data. Here's why that's so troubling.

  • Taper, no taper—where does Yellen draw the line? Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed prepared us for tapering, then decided not to follow through. So where does Janet Yellen draw the line?, asks economist Bob Brusca.

  • Mortgage applications dip in latest week Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home loans slipped in the latest week, although a drop in the previous week was revised to a smaller fall than previously reported, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • What to expect in Yellen hearing: El-Erian Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Yellen’s testimony will likely affirm five points; they are worth remembering when markets fret again about the Fed, said Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian.

  • Jack Lew: US leading world in economic recovery Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 9:11 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The U.S. is leading the way in a global recovery and there should be little question about its ability to fulfill debt obligations, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC.

  • Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Timothy Massad

    The President is nominating top Treasury Department official Timothy Massad as head of CFTC, the agency that regulates the futures and options market.

  • Obama economic policies making inequality worse Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on November 11, 2013.

    President Obama's well-intended policies to resuscitate the economy are making the inequality gap a lot worse, said economist and professor Peter Morici.

  • Taper or not, here come higher rates Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    One way or the other, rates are going to increase — probably between now and the end of November, said Thomas H. Kee, Jr.

  • How Main Street responded to the govt shutdown Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:31 AM ET
    Moving Dawgs and Junk Dawgs, based in Indianapolis, are among the small businesses that have been hit by the recent shutdown.

    U.S. small-business optimism fell in October, as merchants scaled back on hiring plans amid a partial government shutdown.

  • Germany is ripping off the world: Adam Posen Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 3:25 AM ET
    Adam Posen, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

    Ex-BoE policy team member warns that Germany - currently at the the center of international criticism - is causing problems around the globe.

  • Chicago ratings cut: Should investors be worried? Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 3:44 PM ET

    Spillover effects after Chicago's downgrade are expected to remain minimal, but muni bond investors may be feeling nervous that there are other shoes to drop.

  • Fed's Richard Fisher: QE won't go on forever Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 12:23 AM ET
    Richard Fisher

    The Fed's monetary stimulus program cannot continue forever, Richard Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said on Tuesday.

  • Clinton leads Christie in early 2016 poll Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton

    A new NBC News poll pits former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a potential 2016 presidential matchup.

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