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  • Rate Cut Coming? Euro Zone Inflation Falls Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:52 AM ET

    The rate of consumer price inflation in the 17 countries using the euro fell to an annual rate of 1.7 percent in March. It could provide a rationale for an interest rate cut when central bankers meet on Thursday.

  • Fed Governors Respectfully Disagree in Policy Spat Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    One of the Federal Reserve's most hawkish officials confronted one of the institution's most dovish policymakers on Tuesday in a rare joint public debate over the risks posed to inflation by the U.S. central bank's bold steps to spur growth.

  • Stockton and San Bernardino: Tale of Two Bankruptcies Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    San Bernardino suburb

    Stockton and San Bernardino, the two California cities that have filed for bankruptcy protection, are both considered test cases in the epic battle over whether municipal bondholders or pensioners will absorb most of the pain when a government goes broke.

  • US Markets, a Different Kind of Triple Threat: Pro Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The Rockettes

    The U.S. became a financial markets' triple threat in the first quarter, with equities, government bond yields and the dollar all rising in tandem—something that rarely occurs for any sustained period.

  • GM, Chrysler and Ford See Sales Jump in March Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    Major automakers posted strong monthly U.S. car sales last month, helped by growing confidence in the recovery and demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

  • Factory Orders Gain 3%, Boosted by Aircraft Orders Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Crisis Over? Demand for Foreign Workers to Jump Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    A popular U.S. visa program for skilled workers is likely to hit its quota within days after its application period opens, triggering a lottery and signaling that companies feel confident about the economy.

  • No Joke! Gasoline Prices Are Coming Down! Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 8:32 PM ET

    It's no April Fool's Day joke. Drivers are indeed paying less to fill up their gas tanks than they did a few weeks ago, a month ago, a year ago.

  • Expect Long-Awaited Correction in Q2: Investors Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    The bulls have been running at a fierce pace but these pros say the correction is coming in the second quarter. Here's why.

  • Breaking Ground: Stockton Bankruptcy Is Approved Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    It's official: Stockton, Calif., will become the nation's most populous city to enter into bankruptcy protection after getting clearance from a federal judge on Monday.

  • Corn Crunch Could Be Just What Consumers Need Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    What's bad news for corn investors could be good news for battered consumers if trends hold up.

  • Manufacturing Growth Slows, Missing Forecast Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    The pace of expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in March, according to a new industry report released.

  • "Squawk Box" enlisted some Wall Street heavyweights to help answer that question as stocks by any measure begin the second quarter at all-time highs.

  • Immigration Deal at Hand, Focus Turns to Details Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    An immigrant from Colombia chants during a rally on immigration reform in front of the White House.

    Big business and big labor have settled on a framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers need to resolve the nitty-gritty—and keep their parties' political flanks mollified.

  • Decoding Chinese PMI—Watch Key Thresholds Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    To gauge the strength of the recovery in the "workshop of the world," there are three key thresholds investors should monitor, says one economist.

  • Japan Sentiment Improves, but Reading Misses Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 7:54 PM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers improved for the first time in three quarters, according to the Bank of Japan's key economic indicator, the Tankan survey.

  • Prolonged Winter Puts Retail Sales in Deep Freeze Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring’s delay.

  • US Business, Labor Groups Reach Immigration Deal Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Major U.S. business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest-worker program that removes a major hurdle to a broad immigration overhaul and clears the way for Senate legislation to be introduced soon, according to a source.

  • More Signs of Growth: Consumer Spending Rises Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    U.S. consumer spending rose in February and income rebounded, further signs economic activity accelerated in the first quarter, even though part of the increase in consumption reflected higher gasoline prices.

  • That New Quarter Smell: Will Good Times Keep Rolling? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    2014 Chevy Silverado

    Will the second quarter have automakers smiling? Will the housing recovery rev up? Here's a look at what to expect from some key sectors.

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