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  • Depression Begone! Home Prices Set Record in April Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Home prices took a major leap in April, setting a monthly record for gains, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

  • New Homes Sales Hit a Near Five-Year High Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    A for sale sign is displayed outside of a new home in Clayton, North Carolina, U.S.

    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to their highest level in nearly five years in May, confirming the housing market's strengthening tone.

  • Top US states for new manufacturing jobs Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • What You Need to Know About This Market Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    A primer on what is spooking financial markets from Wall Street to Shanghai as investors worry that it may be too early to wean the global economy off easy-money policies.

  • Bernanke Should Keep Buying Bonds: Fed Official Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    A senior Federal Reserve policymaker renewed his call for the central bank to hold interest rates near zero until the jobless rate hits 5.5 percent.

  • Banks Present Crisis Plan to the Fed: Report Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:54 AM ET

    U.S. banks have given a proposal to regulators on how to pay for restructuring in the event of a future crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Bond Fund Outflows Hit Record on Tapering Fears Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Mutual and exchange-traded funds hemorrhaged a record volume of bonds in June, according to a fresh report by TrimTabs Investment Research.

  • Earnings Season Looks Like a Train Wreck Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:37 AM ET

    Companies haven't even started posting second-quarter earnings results yet, but the early picture isn't pretty.

  • Goldman Joins Bandwagon, Downgrades China Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 11:57 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Goldman Sachs became the latest bank to downgrade China's economic growth, saying tighter financial conditions and reforms are downside risks for the world's second largest economy.

  • Fed Shakes Global Markets as Interest Rates Rise Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    Signs the Fed could pull back on its easy money policies sent the dollar higher and interest rates rose to a two-year high, jarring stocks and other risk markets around the globe.

  • Fears About Fed Exit Trounce Gold; Futures Down 6% Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    Gold settled down more than 6 percent Thursday as investors fled after the Federal Reserve gave a signal that it plans to end the era of easy money.

  • Stocks Going Higher Despite Taper Talk: Pros Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    The Fed's talk of tapering asset purchases won't kill the rally in equities, two top market economists tell CNBC. They said stock prices are likely to rise into 2014.

  • Philly Fed Index Rises; Leading Indicators Tick Up Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 10:19 AM ET

    Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region rebounded in June to its highest level in more than two years as new orders accelerated, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • Full steam ahead: Home resales surge in May Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Home resales rose in May to the highest level in 3-1/2 years and prices jumped, a sign the housing sector recovery is gathering steam and could boost the economy significantly.

  • Jobless Claims Rise as Factory Growth Slows Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits, while a separate report showed U.S. manufacturing activity growth unexpectedly slowed.

  • Wells Fargo CEO: Interest Rates Need to Normalize Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:47 AM ET
    John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo chief CEO John Stumpf tells CNBC that interest rates need to return to levels that existed before the Federal Reserve started its accommodative monetary policy.

  • How shale oil boom is ‘fracking’ the old order Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:12 AM ET
    An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • Global Markets Feel the Sting of Fed's Tapering Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Markets sold off sharply in Asia on Thursday, after the U.S. Fed suggested it could start to unwind its monetary stimulus program later this year.

  • Taper Tipoff? Bernanke Hints Easing End Is Nearing Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:20 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York, U.S.

    The Fed will keep its version of the monetary printing press running a while longer, though Chairman Ben Bernanke provided hints Wednesday that the days of extreme easing are coming to a close.

  • The Chocolate Indicator: Hershey's S&P Prediction Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 2:01 PM ET
    Hershey's chocolate kisses.

    Life may be like a box of chocolates, but how about the stock market? Why Hershey could be calling the market's next move.

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