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  • Short Supply Has Home Sales 'Squeaking' Out Gains Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Stephanie O'Brien inspects the kitchen in a home for sale during an open house in San Francisco, California.

    The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April, the National Association of Realtors reported.

  • Sequester Drags on GDP; No Help From Job Market Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 8:51 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

    A drop in government spending dragged more on the economy than initially thought, while more Americans than unexpected filed new claims for unemployment benefits.

  • Goldman: Carry On Buying Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks may have been on a wild ride of late but the world's biggest investment bank has told investors they should continue to buy equities.

  • Investors Shouldn't Fear Rising Bond Yields Yet Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    With the Fed closer to reducing monetary stimulus, a rise in 10-year Treasury yields has made investors edgy. But it will take something more to kill equities' run-up, pros say.

  • Dow 28,000 Possible in 6 Years: BlackRock's Fink Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock Investments.

    The bull market in stocks has another five to six years left with the possibility of 8 to 10 percent annual growth, Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, told CNBC.

  • Volatile US Bond Market a Major Risk, Warns OECD Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Instability in the U.S. bond market arising from a tapering of quantitative easing (QE) poses a major threat to the outlook for the global economy, OECD warned on Wednesday.

  • On Second Thought, Maybe Tapering Won't Be So Bad Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City.

    Wall Street came back from the long weekend with a rosier view about possible tapering by the Federal Reserve. Here's why.

  • Sequestration Cuts Squeeze Key Medical Research Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Research technician Hannah Salk prepares human cell samples for vaccine studies in the vaccine research laboratory at the Mayo Clinic medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.

    Sequester cuts in medical research could end up widening the federal deficit, as slowing the pace of research might end up increasing health care costs.

  • Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Year High Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Shoppers walk down the Third Street Promenade's outdoor shopping mall in Santa Monica, California.

    US consumer confidence hit the highest level in more than five years, suggesting Americans were resilient in the face of belt-tightening in Washington.

  • Home Prices See Largest Annual Gain in Six Years Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    This is the largest annual gain in six years, and prices in the nation's top ten and top twenty markets rose from a year ago. These are the highest annual returns since 2007.

  • Germany to Blame for Euro Zone Crisis: Study Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Polish migrant workers harvest asparagus in Germany

    Germany's insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.

  • 'Lion's Share' of Stock Gains Still Ahead: Altman Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Roger Altman in 2012

    The stock market may have seen most of its gains for 2013, but there's still money to be made in the next three to five years, Roger Altman tells CNBC.

  • Worried About OPEC Meeting? You May Be the Only One Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at the headquarters building in Vienna.

    Oil traders should not lose too much sleep worrying about what OPEC, often unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past, will do when it meets next week.

  • Lawmakers Pass Texas-Sized Tax Cut for Businesses Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Austin, Texas

    Texas lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Perry more than $1 billion in proposed business tax cuts shortly before the end of the biennial legislative session.

  • A Too-Strong US Economy? Why Everyone's Watching Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets will be hyper-focused on the economy for any sign it is getting strong enough to encourage the Fed to start pulling back the security blanket of quantitative easing.

  • Oil Prices, Dollar May Set Off on New Relationship Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    With the world's largest economy suddenly awash in oil and gas, might the U.S. dollar join the ranks of the dollars of Canada and Australia as a "commodity currency"?

  • More Homeowners Become Accidental Landlords Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    While there are no real estimates of how many "accidental landlords" now inhabit the housing market, Realtors say they are one more cause of today's low inventory.

  • Despite Overseas Weakness, US Durable Goods Rise Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected, a sign of resilience despite belt-tightening in D.C. and weakness in overseas markets.

  • Hot Trend in Automobiles: Not Owning One Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Whether by choice or through financial reality, the percentage of American households without a car has doubled over the past two decades—and is now approaching 1 in 10.

  • Finally, Clarity From the Fed! Or Maybe Not ... Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    "Talking Squawk" coming at ya! From your Fed-Chairman-Ben-Bernanke-to-English-Dictionary to the Back-to-the Future move at P&G, this blog is where to get everything "Squawk Box."

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