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  • Smarter Moms Mean Smarter Babies, Study Says Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    An accelerating trend is that women having babies in the U.S. are more educated than ever. On average the more educated a woman is, the better off her children will be.

  • Zell on Market: A 'Giant Game of Musical Chairs' Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Sam Zell

    Sam Zell looks at the stock market and doesn't like what he sees: Surging equity prices that have come without corresponding economic growth.

  • Ben Bernanke: Shadow Banking Still Poses Risks Friday, 10 May 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve Chairman said the shadow banking system still poses a threat to stability, and that funding markets might still not be able to cope with a major default.

  • 'Sold in the USA' Stocks Beating S&P 500 Index Friday, 10 May 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    Nearly a third of the companies in the S&P 500 Index earn revenues exclusively in the U.S. and their shares are beating the index overall. Housing shares are contributing big time.

  • Growing Up Will Help Economy...So Grow Up! Friday, 10 May 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    America's economy faces a growing demographic crisis, and it echoes the script of the movie "Knocked Up," argues Kudlow producer Jake Novak.

  • Lew Says Japan Must Respect Rules on Yen Friday, 10 May 2013 | 5:28 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said Japan must stay within the bounds of an international agreement not to target exchange rates, after the dollar-yen broke through 100 and continued to extend gains on Friday.

  • Debt Ceiling Won't Be Hit Until Labor Day: Lew Friday, 10 May 2013 | 5:15 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Friday that the U.S. debt ceiling would not be reached until September.

  • China as World’s Biggest Economy? Not So Fast Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:52 AM ET

    China's fast-growing economy has been forecast to overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest economy as early as 2016, but economists now say this is unlikely to happen.

  • Canada's Housing Market: The Next Big Short? Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:38 AM ET
    Condo's under construction in Toronto, Ontario as Canada's housing market begins to slow.

    Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager who famously bet against mortgages in the United States, has recommended investors now bet against Canada's mortgage lenders and banks.

  • Moody’s: Bond Market Bubble Fears ‘Overstated’ Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Bond investors can rest easy as there are few signs of debt markets overheating, according to a report by Moody's Investors Service.

  • Fed Officials Spar Over Whether to Keep Easing Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    A week after the Federal Reserve endorsed a plan to keep buying bonds to spur economic growth, members are airing differences over their super-easy policy.

  • Attention Boomers: US Needs You to Work Past 70 Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    A senior citizen works as a sales associate at Home Depot in the lumber department.

    A rising population of working seniors will bring stronger economic growth if companies can retool to accommodate an older workforce, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • Want a Peek at Obamacare? Take a Look at This State Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Massachusetts has had Romneycare since 2006. And, while it's different in some ways from Obamacare, it offers insight into what's ahead for US health care.

  • Student Debt a 'Roadblock' for Wider Economy: Report Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Unmanageable student loan debt, the consumer watchdog unit say, may be harmful to recovering markets and may be dragging down borrowers' lives.

  • Wholesale Sales Plunge Most Since March 2009 Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    U.S. wholesale inventories rose in March, fueled by increased stocks of cars and machinery which have provided support for economic growth early in the year, but wholesale sales posted the biggest fall in four years.

  • Frugality Drags Retail Sales, Boosts Discounters Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    A number of top U.S. retailers reported disappointing April sales as consumers gravitated toward discount chains and bad weather delayed spring shopping in much of the country.

  • Drug Spending Drops for the First Time in 55 Years Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Patent expirations on big-name drugs has resulted in modestly less spending on medicines in the U.S. for the first time in at least 55 years, a report showed Thursday.

  • US Jobless Claims Surprise, Dropping Below 350,000 Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:30 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 K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

    New claims for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly 5-1/2 years last week, signaling labor market resilience in the face of fiscal austerity.

  • Putting a Price Tag on High School Graduation Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Graduating from high school is becoming an ever more elaborate process. Expect to spend over $1,000 to attend the prom—and that's just the start.

  • Foreclosure Crisis Still Has Millions in Its Grip Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Courtney Scott says she has been fending off foreclosure since 2008 while trying to work with her lender to modify the mortgage on her McDonough, Ga. home.

    Five years after the mortgage meltdown sparked a wave of foreclosures, millions of Americans are still fighting to save their homes. That is hurting a broader housing recovery.

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