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  • Weekly Claims Slide as Jobs Picture Strengthens Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    An applicant stands after meeting potential employers at a job fair in New York.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a continued steady improvement in labor market conditions.

  • Mortgage Mess Still Mires US Housing Recovery Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    President Obama says he wants more Americans to be able to save money by refinancing their mortgages. The trouble is that mortgage rates are rising.

  • Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar.

    The battle to rein in spending and overhaul taxes is something that Washington's policymakers must work "to get off the front page," Caterpillar CEO Doug Olberhelman told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Small Firms Weigh Big 5-0 Under Obamacare Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    Pamela O'Hara, Batchbook

    Under proposed rules for the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to offer benefit plans, or face fines. CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a closer look at one small business, Batchbook, navigating Obamacare.

  • Cut Coverage or Hours? Firms Face Obamacare Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    For large retail and restaurant chains the big unknown in the year ahead is how much more they'll pay for health coverage. Employers with 50 or more workers who put in 30 hours a week will be required to provide health care coverage or pay a fine, under the Affordable Care Act.

  • US Business Inventories Tick Higher, but Miss Forecast Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    U.S. business inventories edged up in December as sales pushed higher, confirmation that a slow pace of warehouse restocking weighed on economic activity.

  • Inflation Is Coming, Bank of England Warns Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Inflation in the U.K. will remain above target for the next two years, Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned on Wednesday, but tightening monetary policy was not the solution as it could push the economy deeper into recession.

  • Higher Taxes Put the Brakes on Retail Spending Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending. Separately, import and export prices rose slightly less than expected in the month.

  • Detroit. Michigan

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, delivers speech on Wednesday to avoid losing much of his authority to a state takeover of the city's financial affairs.

  • Obama to Republicans: Can We Just Move On? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 3:17 AM ET
    President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.

    President Barack Obama tried to push past the fiscal battles that plagued his first term, as he laid out an agenda he hopes will shape his legacy.

  • Charles Plosser, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    The Federal Reserve should be more explicit about the likely future path of interest rates, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, saying that while the central bank's recent changes to guidance on interest rates are a step in the right direction they do not go far enough.

  • What's Lew's to Do at Treasury? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Jacob Lew

    Bridge disputes in Congress on taxes and spending. Shrink budget deficits. Manage tense economic ties with China. Press Europe to reduce debts while fighting a recession. Defend the U.S. financial overhaul law. Prevent a global currency war. And those are just the obvious challenges.

  • Small Business Confidence Barely Budged in January Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence was virtually flat in January, as entrepreneurs failed to recoup losses sparked by December's scare about the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the NFIB.

  • Obama's Big Chance to Sway Public on Deficit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses immigration reform on Jan. 29. 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Obama's State of the Union Address represents his largest opportunity to sway the public and Congress behind his goal for "balanced" deficit reduction, according to his longtime strategist David Axelrod.

  • New Orleans' Mardi Gras Packs Festive Punch Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:36 AM ET

    Revelers in New Orleans will celebrate Mardi Gras with parades, giant floats and parties that are expected to attract about a million people to the city and its historic French Quarter and generate an estimated $300 million.

  • Barack Obama

    President Obama is likely to give a nod to the fitful economic recovery in his State of the Union speech with Apple CEO Tim Cook in attendance. But analysts don't expect major statements on contentious issues like taxes and the budget.

  • Immigration Reform: Good or Bad for the Economy? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Legalize or not is the hotly debated question in Washington holding the fate of 11 million undocumented immigrants on a tight rope.

  • Hedge Funds Take Big Bets on Argentine Debt Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:53 PM ET
    The ARA Libertad

    Hedge funds are actively trading in Argentina's choppy markets ahead of its legal showdown with rebel sovereign bondholders later this month.

  • Economic Forecast: More Jobs, Faster Growth This Year Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Economic and job-creation will start to purr later this year as business activity picks up — more than offsetting federal government cutbacks, predict economists surveyed by USA Today.

  • 'Nemo' Will Take a Bite Out of February Retail Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The convergence of increasingly accurate weather forecasts and the explosion of the social media channel is super-charging the effect of Winter Storm "Nemo" on the Northeast's economy.

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