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  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • Why Fed Tightening Could Be Good for Stocks Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    Research by Wells Capital suggests that any sudden rise in bond yields after a Federal Reserve exit will benefit stocks.

  • Coupon Use Plummets as Companies Tighten Belts Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET
    A woman sorts through coupons while shopping in California, Md.

    After reaching fever pitch during the cash-strapped economic downturn, coupon usage appears to be waning, but not for lack of consumer interest, according to a new report.

  • Restaurants Hope Tax Refunds Bring Customers Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    The higher payroll tax and rising gas prices are prompting consumers to dine out less. But could tax refunds in the mail bring relief to the sector?

  • Where’s the Long Awaited Market Correction? Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    With US economic optimism rising and the Fed money spigot wide open, turmoil in Cyprus didn't spark a major correction in stocks. Could lackluster earnings do the trick?

  • Housing Could Withstand 4% Mortgages: Ex-FHA Head Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    The housing comeback is showing signs of accelerating more rapidly than most anybody had thought at this point, David Stevens, president and CEO of Mortgage Bankers Association, told CNBC.

  • Sprawling and Struggling: Poverty Hits the Suburbs Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Tara Simons, left, and her daughter Alexis talk in their kitchen in West Hartford, Conn.

    The number of suburban residents living in poverty rose nearly 64 percent between 2000 and 2011, more than double the growth for urban poverty. NBC News reports.

  • Investors May Hate Bonds, but They Keep on Buying Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:43 PM ET

    They are the investment everyone suddenly hates to love, but those bonds that were supposed to collapse this year continue to attract billions in investor money.

  • More Are Debt-Free, but the Rest Owe More: US Census Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    More Americans are debt-free than in 2000, but those with debt owe nearly 40 percent more, the Census Bureau says. USA Today reports.

  • Finally: Supply of Homes for Sale Begins to Rise Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    For the first time in over six months, the supply of homes for sale is beginning to rise.

  • House Passes Funding Bill to Avert Government Shutdown Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    The House passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown.

  • Jobless Claims Trend Works for Recovery Hopes Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    Job seekers wait for the opening of a job fair sponsored by Job News in partnership with USOilWorker.com and The Texas Veterans Commission in San Antonio, TX.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week, but a longer-term reading dropped to its lowest in five years and pointed to ongoing healing in the labor market.

  • Fed's $4 Trillion Question: Where's the Exit? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    With increasing fervor, investors are asking what is the central bank's exit strategy for getting rid of all the government debt it has bought in an effort to stimulate risk assets and boost the economy.

  • President Bill Clinton said Republicans need to openly state how their proposals, specifically tax cuts, would realistically work for the benefit of the American economy.

  • Recovery Builds as Housing Numbers Pick Up Steam Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    A construction worker uses a hammer at a new housing development in San Mateo, California.

    Groundbreaking to build new homes rose and new permits for construction hit the highest level since 2008, a sign the housing market recovery is gathering steam.

  • 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.

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