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  • Fed Keeps Pedal to the Metal as Economy Wobbles Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve held fast to its ultra-accommodative monetary policy, solidified by what board members described as an economy weakened by fiscal policy.

  • Adding the Costs of the Boston Bombings Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    In a matter of moments, the Boston Marathon bombings inflicted as much as $333 million in damage to the local economy. Here's a breakdown.

  • Businesses Cut Jobs as Sequester Impact Hits Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:01 AM ET
    Federal employees take part in a rally in front of Department of Labor protesting budget cuts.

    Looking to Friday's jobs report, more job cuts are on the way as the river of government spending flowing through the U.S. economy continues to slow as a result of sequestration.

  • Should the ECB Cut Rates? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    Speculation is mounting that the European Central Bank will cut its interest rate of 0.75 percent to 0.5 percent on Thursday to boost growth. Do you think it should?

  • US Manufacturing Growth Slows in April: ISM Index Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    The pace of US manufacturing growth slowed in April, an industry report showed on Wednesday. A separate report showed that construction spending fell in March.

  • Cut Smart, Replace 'Stupid Stuff': Debt Hawk Bowles Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    Erskine Bowles

    Erskine Bowles, former co-chair of the president's debt commission, told CNBC that a "Grand Bargain" on deficit reduction is "on life-support," with the chances reaching it "north of zero" percent.

  • Signs Show US Manufacturing May Be Stalling Again Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Workers polish a wing leading edge at the CPI Aerostructures Inc. manufacturing facility in Edgewood, New York, U.S.

    Manufacturing job growth, which included adding a half million workers between January 2010 and the middle of last year, has hit a plateau over the last six months.

  • 'Real' Jobless Rate Still Above 10% in Most States Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    A job seeker searches for opportunities at an Illinois Employment and Training Center.

    Revisions will probably show the economy has been bigger than its stated $15 trillion. That won't mask the reality that this is the worst economy in 83 years.

  • Spring Slowdown Paints Ugly Picture for Jobs: ADP Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:29 AM ET
    Job seekers line up to meet with a recruiter during a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education on April 24, 2013 in Hayward, California.

    The gloomy news continued for jobs as ADP reported Wednesday that private companies created just 119,000 new positions in April.

  • Mortgage Applications Rose Last Week as Rates Fell Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, fueled by demand for refinancings as interest rates dropped, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • ECB’s 'Super Mario' Could Struggle Without Luigi Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany

    The European Central Bank (ECB) and its board members are gathering in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for what could be one of the most interesting ECB meetings in some time.

  • Gas Prices Dip to 3-Year Low Ahead of Summer: AAA Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    U.S. gas prices saw their cheapest April in three years, the AAA says, bringing hopes of relief at the pump just as the summer driving season picks up.

  • Six Months After Sandy, Merchants See Uneven Recovery Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    A worker at Jack N Bill's in Seaside Heights, NJ, prepares to open the bar for the summer tourist season.

    Some businesses have reopened, but many others remain closed. Slow cleanup and lack of connectivity are among the roadblocks. An update from the Jersey Shore to lower Manhattan.

  • Some Murmur Bubble as US Home Prices Rise Fast Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Some in the housing market are murmuring the "B" word. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index only add to that hypothesis.

  • The Fed Is a Jobs Destroyer: Ken Griffin Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The Fed's low interest policies are enabling companies to replace people with machines, Citadel head Ken Griffin tells the Milken Institute conference.

  • Wall Street: Fed Will Print Money Until at Least 2014 Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's latest Fed Survey of economists, strategists and money managers shows they expect the Federal Reserve to keep its foot on the accelerator.

  • Consumer Confidence Jumps; Chicago PMI Contracts Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April as Americans felt better about the outlook for the economy and their income prospects.

  • What Slowdown? Home Prices Up Most Since 2006 Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 9:33 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose more than expected in February, posting their best annual increase since May 2006.

  • Going Green on the Frontlines of the Economy Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Jatropha

    To celebrate Earth Week, we asked members of our exclusive Young Presidents' Organization Chief Executive Network to tell us how their companies go green.

  • Soros Battles Top German Economist in Euro Spat Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:28 AM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros has struck back for distorting his arguments on Germany's role in the euro zone.

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