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  • Consumer Sentiment Leaps to Six-Year High in May Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    Greater optimism over the economic outlook and personal finances in the midst of record stock market prices pushed US consumer sentiment to its highest level in nearly six years.

  • US Midwest Business Activity Tops Forecast in May Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An employee assembles an 2.0 liter ecoboost engine on the production line at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio, U.S

    Business activity in the US Midwest reaccelerated in May after contracting in April as measures of employment and new orders jumped, a report showed on Friday.

  • Consumers Feel Pinch as Income Flat, Spending Off Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Consumer spending fell in April for the first time in almost a year and inflation pressures were subdued, pointing to a slowdown in economic activity.

  • Refi Madness Is Finally Running Out of Steam Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have been bouncing around since the Fed left the door open to early cuts in asset purchases. Here's why you may want to refinance now.

  • This Tax Loophole Mistake Saves Companies Billions Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:54 AM ET
    The seal on the US Treasury building in Washington, DC.

    The "check the box" loophole shows how Washington saved money for American corporations and deprived the government of billions in tax revenue.

  • Goldman: This US Treasury Sell-Off Is for Real Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs has warned that a widely predicted bond sell-off is finally happening, while a major U.S. asset manager has warned investors to move out of long-duration bonds to avoid heavy losses.

  • Can Global Markets Shake Off the Nikkei Jitters? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:08 PM ET

    Japan's blue-chip stock index has in May suffered its two sharpest sell-offs for the year and its high volatility is fueling concern about a spill over into other major markets.

  • Why California Oil Country Lags in US Shale Boom Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:52 PM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    California is an alternative energy giant, but is also home to one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. fossil fuel renaissance – the Monterey shale.

  • This Chart Shows Dow Should Be (a Lot!) Lower Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City.

    While earnings have grown only modestly over the past few quarters, stock prices have surged, sending what could be a disconcerting message to investors.

  • Surprise! This Economy Looking Strong Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Sales representative Shieldeen Langley, left, assists shoppers looking for a dishwasher at the ABT store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

    Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.

  • 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.

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