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  • Ka-ching! US consumers step up spending in May Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    A customer buying lumber at a Home Depot store.

    U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in May as households stepped up purchases of automobiles and bought other goods.

  • Can US Stocks Weather Taper Tantrum? Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    With U.S. stock futures pointing lower after the sharp drop in Japanese stocks overnight, leading market watchers give their predictions on the markets and the Fed's next move.

  • Mixed Picture: Jobless Claims Fall, Imports Drop Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    Job recruiter Mohammed Ali from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. looks at a job seeker's resume at the Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell, nearing its lowest level in five years in a sign of resilience for the labor market.

  • Are Markets Facing a Crisis of Confidence? Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 10:30 PM ET

    The rout in global financial markets that has spared few asset classes extended into Thursday, with Asian stocks plunging across the board.

  • Why Bullish BofA Thinks Market Gains Might Be Over Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:06 PM ET

    BofA Merrill Lynch's market strategist looked overly optimistic when she picked her 2013 stock market target and pessimistic now that she's maintaining it.

  • Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    After falling dramatically for more than a month, applications for mortgage refinances finally swung to the positive last week, rising 5 percent despite the rise in mortgage rates.

  • Brace Yourself: In a Shift, Interest Rates Are Rising Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 6:14 AM ET
    Sheets of five dollar notes go through a machine to receive a serial number and the seals of the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    It has been a reliable fact of life: interest rates, for the most part, keep heading lower. But all of that may be about to change.

  • Why Cyclicals Are Hot for Investors This Summer Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Cyclicals are heating up as the summer approaches and the economy starts to show signs of improvement, analysts say.

  • Sorry Bro, I Can't Afford to Be Your Best Man Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Young men in the 18-to-34-year-old bracket are the ones most likely to decline a request to be in a wedding party based on the cost, according to a Harris Interactive survey.

  • Retirees' Woes a 'Wake-Up Call' for Younger Workers Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    Two new reports show that Americans over age 65 are falling behind financially, despite having retirement income younger Americans are less likely to have in old age.

  • Sunny Skies Ahead: Boeing Raises Jetliner Forecast Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    Boeing upgraded its 20-year forecast for airplane demand as aerospace firms heading to next week's Paris Air Show look beyond the financial crisis to pin their hopes on Asia.

  • Active Managers Take a Beating, Thanks to Apple Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    Active managers in both the mutual and hedge fund industries are badly underperforming their peers, and they have a mutual malady: a bad Apple.

  • Sen. Corker: 'Fiscal Fatigue' Has Set In     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.

  • US Hiring Outlook Positive, Elsewhere Not So Much Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    More employers in the U.S. plan to hire workers next quarter than in any period since the fourth quarter of 2008, a survey by Manpower Group found.

  • Rising Rates Have the Attention of Stock Market Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 8:19 PM ET

    Stock traders have their eyes on the bond market this week, as interest rates continue to adjust higher. The issue is just how much higher.

  • The New American Dream: Part-Time Job, Apartment Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    The dream used to be a house you paid for with a steady paycheck. But fewer hours worked at lower-wage jobs is severely altering that, especially for young people.

  • Discretion Advised: Consumer Discretionary Soars Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    Is it time for investors in the Consumer Discretionary sector to exercise some discretion of their own?

  • I Don't See Anything to End Bull Stock Market: Pro Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Stocks may "trend sideways" into the end of the year before resuming their skyward trajectory, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, told CNBC.

  • Big Banks Bet on Jumbo Mortgages Again Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Since the housing crash began, the market for these securities has been close to nothing. Banks still make the loans, but hold them on their books. Now that is beginning to change.

  • Every Major Asset Class Is Overpriced: Analyst Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Fed policy has been credited often with pushing up stock prices, but one research firm believes the central bank has pushed all asset prices to extreme levels.

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