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  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    As the Federal Reserve (Fed) starts a two-day committee meeting on Tuesday with investors watching for further signals that it may start winding down its quantitative easing program, Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner at investment firm Skybridge Capital, told CNBC that monetary easing will continue for the next two years.

  • Fed to Remain Wall Street's Sugar Daddy: CNBC Survey Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Wall Street has boosted its outlook for quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, according to the March CNBC Fed Survey.

  • Cyprus Gives the Fed More Reason to Buy Bonds Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 6:00 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The bailout in Cyprus could mean a pause in the US stock-market rally but some market pros say it's also likely to give the Fed more ammunition to maintain its stimulus.

  • Home Builder Confidence Drops for Third Month Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    For the third straight month, sentiment among US home builders declined, dropping two points on a monthly industry index.

  • New GOP Roadmap Calls for Immigration Reform Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The GOP will endorse immigration reform on Monday and outline plans for a $10 million outreach to minority groups in an effort to make the party more "welcoming and inclusive" for voters who overwhelmingly supported Democrats in 2012.

  • Fed’s Role as Shock Absorber Ending Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 10:22 PM ET

    The Fed's huge quantitative easing programs are just a continuation of the government's bailout, this economist says.

  • Haggle on Tax Hikes? GOP Offers Mixed Messages Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Leading congressional Republicans said on Sunday a broad deal with President Barack Obama on deficit reduction and entitlement reform remains possible but differed over potential flexibility on taxes, with the House speaker and budget leader not bending

  • U.S. Treasury building

    The Federal Reserve sent a record $88.4 billion in profits to the U.S. Treasury last year, audited results showed on Friday.

  • Maybe March Madness Is GOOD for Productivity Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Anthony Davis

    The NCAA basketball tournament has a reputation for sucking the productivity out of offices everywhere. But a new report calls the conventional wisdom into question.

  • Ryan Plan May Give Top Earners $400,000 Tax Cut Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Paul Ryan's proposed budget would cut taxes for just about everyone, with the top earners getting the biggest tax cuts.

  • Consumer Prices Gassed Up but Inflation in Check Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    Consumer prices recorded their largest increase in nearly four years as the cost of gasoline surged, but showed no sign of a pickup in inflation to trouble the Fed.

  • US Consumer Sentiment Plummets in March Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    US consumer sentiment tumbled to its lowest since December 2011 in March as fewer Americans expected to see improvements in growth or the labor market.

  • U.S. industrial production rose more than expected in February on a rebound in manufacturing, showing the economy continues to gain momentum in 2013.

  • Why the US Could Face Another Brush With Default Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    With the Dow Jones reaching an all-time high and the S&P 500 not far behind, markets have shrugged off the disappointment of the sequester. But Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura says that far bigger hurdles lie ahead that could potentially give the U.S. another "brush with default".

  • Crisis-Hit EU States Get Wiggle Room on Deficits Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 4:13 AM ET

    European leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday hinted that some countries could be given more time to meet their deficit goals as they address high unemployment and seek to ease the pain of tough austerity measures.

  • US Budget Talks Point to Small Deficit-Cut Deal Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:37 PM ET

    As divisions over major reductions in federal budget deficits solidify, President Obama and members of Congress have begun weighing limited steps that might be brokered in a bipartisan deal.

  • When Will the US Energy Boom Help at the Pump? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Unfortunately for many consumers, the price savings from the growing U.S. energy boom have yet to materialize in the place it could have the most impact: the gas pump.

  • Jobless Claims Slip While Producers Paying More Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, while producer prices rose by the most in 5 months as gas prices spiked.

  • Hoyer's Remorse: We Should Have Cliff-Dived Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Rep. Steny Hoyer

    Democrats made a mistake by not going over the "fiscal cliff" because a "grand bargain" would have been easier to achieve, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told CNBC.

  • Foreclosure Hot Spots Continue to Plague Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    More U.S. homeowners were hit with new foreclosure filings in February, pointing to the challenges the market still faces even as the housing recovery gains traction, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.

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