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Investors have been dipping into growth-oriented cyclicals, and if the trend continues, it could add more momentum to the stock market rally.
The Bank of England left its benchmark rate unchanged at 0.5 percent, a record low, on Thursday. Policymakers also kept the size of the asset purchase program unchanged at 375 billion pounds ($584 billion).
China's annual consumer inflation rose by more than expected in April while factory prices fell for a 14th consecutive month, highlighting the dilemma facing the central bank.
The amount of oil produced in the U.S., now at a 21 year high, is nearly even with the amount being imported.
Japan will be consumed by a debt crisis surpassing the U.S. subprime crash, telling investors that "the beginning of the end has begun" for Japan's finances. The Financial Times reports.
Massive liquidity, an ongoing search for yield, modestly higher corporate earnings, heavy stock buybacks, and the Fed's bond-buying program is fueling stocks to new highs. This is constricting supply.
Politicians in Washington are holding back the US economy and job growth can't reach its full potential until Congress gets its act together, said Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed.
Now that the Dow has cracked 15,000, the argument for "sell in May" may be getting weaker. "It's not based on anything but seasonality and phrases," says one trader.
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Former Education Secretary William Bennett argues that 96 percent of colleges aren't worth the investment due to high loan payments and sky rocketing unemployment rates.
April's U.S. budget surplus was bigger than a year ago and the government ran a much smaller deficit in the first seven months of the year, the CBO said.
Stocks aren't in bubble territory as yet, but a "huge rally in risk assets" over the next two years puts markets in danger of a big crash, Nouriel Roubini said.
Dysfunction in Washington is one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy, undermining confidence and crimping growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says.
Even the rosiest of forecasters acknowledge growth slowed sharply from the first three months of the year. And yet major U.S. stock indexes continue swaggering to fresh all-time highs.
The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.
Lending conditions, particularly for businesses, are beginning to thaw after five years of financial lockdown, according to a Fed survey.
Home prices are defying gravity and expectations, which has some asking exactly how real they are and what is driving them. The answers lie, again, in the numbers.
U.S. stocks briefly broke into record territory on a wave of optimism for the global economy that also drove German stocks to an all-time high.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told CNBC that BofA and Wells Fargo were the leading violators of a mortgage servicing abuse settlement, and that's why he plans to sue.
One of the economic mysteries of the last few years has been the bigger-than-expected slowdown in health spending.
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