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The end of the Bush era tax cut on dividends pushed companies to send shareholders more cash before the New Year.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose sharply last week but remained at a level consistent with moderate hiring, while income surged much higher than expected and spending inched higher as well.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest picked up from a more than three-year low the month before as new orders jumped, a report showed on Thursday.
Relying on the wealthiest taxpayers can turn into budget turmoil when the market slides, according to analysts.
Negative economic growth in the fourth quarter provided a scary headline to start Wednesday's trading but probably little else in market impact.
This academic says weak conditions abroad and flagging U.S. competitiveness caused exports to contract and businesses anticipating a further slowdown slashed inventories.
After the economy posted an unexpected drop in fourth quarter GDP, CNBC's Jim Cramer called it a "shocker" but also a "one-off number."
The cast of voting members on the Fed's policy committee is changing, but Ben Bernanke will likely retain a solid majority for his drive to keep interest rates low well into the future despite critics who worry about the risks.
The private sector created 192,000 new jobs in January, better than expectations and reflective of the slowly improving trend in the labor market.
The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal Reserve stimulus.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages tumbled last week after three consecutive weeks of gains, with refinance demand slumping as interest rates rose, an industry group said on Wednesday.
With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.
Our survey reveals that expectations about when the Fed will end asset purchases have moved toward sooner.
U.S. consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level in more than a year as Americans were more pessimistic about the economic outlook and their financial prospects, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
U.S. single-family home prices rose in November, building on a string of gains that points to a housing market that is on the mend, data from a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.
CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros divided on how and when quantitative easing will end.
The new CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros want to send Washington an unambiguous message to reduce the red ink now, without more revenue increases.
Paul Donovan, deputy head of Global Economics at UBS, Andrew Slimmon, managing director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates discuss whether investors should care about the underlying economy.
At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, luxury was in the air. Pricey new Bentleys and Maseratis glittered - including a Maserati 2014 Quattroporte with a $132,000 price tag; U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and dignitaries rubbed shoulders; and many of the well-heeled attendees ponied up for a $300-a-ticket black-tie charity ball.
U.S. benchmark crude oil prices are expected to resume their march towards triple digits as stock markets respond to improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest oil market sentiment survey.
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