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  • 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."

  • Immigration Bill 'Could Create DMZ' Like Korea Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Immigration reform takes a big step to becoming law, but some experts worry that the emphasis on security could create a demilitarized zone.

  • Bank’s Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills Friday, 24 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.

  • James Bullard

    Inflation needs to move closer to target before the Federal Reserve shifts towards a tapering of its bond purchase program, James Bullard told CNBC.

  • Cramer: Bernanke Worried About These 2 Laggards Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 6:01 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke would never admit to it, but Cramer is convinced he’s worried about these two laggards.

  • Record High New Home Prices Have Room to Grow Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Supplies are at levels not seen since the frenzy of the last housing boom while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.

  • US New Home Sales Rise; Mortgage Rate Ticks Up Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Sales of new homes rose to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.

  • Jobless Claims Get Better, but Remain at High Level Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    People looking for work stand in line to apply for a job during a job fair in Miami on May 2.

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a 340,000, pushing back below the mark that economists normally associate with a firming job market.

  • Not One, But Two Perfect Storms Could Be Brewing Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke and IRS Director of Exempt Organizations

    Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.

  • US Manufacturing Growth Slips to Seven-Month Low Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    Employees assemble food containers on a production line at the Newell Rubbermaid factory in Mogadore, Ohio.

    U.S. manufacturing activity slowed as weak overseas demand and government belt-tightening at home led to the most sluggish growth rate since October.

  • Assessing Just How Much Bond Investors Lost Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    As Treasury yields have surged in the month of May, just how much have bond investors lost?

  • Why Housing Won't Drive the Recovery Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Housing is good but not great and unlikely to be a leading force in a robust recovery, according to a group that is one of the industry's leading voices.

  • Forget Fed Hawks, Focus on Bernanke: Alan Blinder Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:56 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would not risk a premature withdrawl of the stimlus that has underpinned the U.S. economic recovery, former vice chairman of the Fed Alan Binder told CNBC.

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