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  • European Default Has to Happen: Mark Mobius Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:18 AM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    As fears grow that the Cyprus crisis could spread to other parts of the euro zone, renowned investor Mark Mobius says that a default is the only way to solve the single-currency bloc's problems.

  • Bad Sign for Tech: Idle FoxConn Factory Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    Foxconn

    Orders are slowing down at the FoxConn factory in Shenzen, China, which could mean trouble for the tech industry.

  • It's Back! Dark Clouds From Europe Stall US Bull Run Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A wave of gloom from Europe sent buyers fleeing for Treasurys on Wednesday, reversing momentum that was driving US stocks toward a record high.

  • Deep Freeze: Home Sales Barely Budge in Spring Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market will see no surge at the start of spring, as fewer buyers signed contracts to purchase existing homes in February.

  • Suicides, Disease: Europe's Sick Economy Costs Lives Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:02 AM ET

    Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious diseases on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts say.

  • Bulls Revved Up to Take Out Next Stocks Milestone Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Bulls are likely to take another swing at the S&P 500 closing high this week, but the real battle will begin after that.

  • Lucky 13: Tax Revenue Grows for 13 Straight Quarters Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    State and local governments may be making serious cuts but their tax revenue grew for a 13th straight quarter, Census data showed.

  • Beyond the Numbers, Confidence Returns to Housing Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Despite a raging, record-high stock market, more Americans believe a home is a better long-term investment than stocks, according to CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • Fed Now Concerned About US Wealth Inequality Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    As the gap between the wealthy and rest of America becomes a hot-button issue in Washington, the Fed's ability to improve the situation may soon move into the spotlight.

  • Confidence Tumbles in March as Consumers Turn Gloomy Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    US consumer confidence tumbled in March as Americans turned more pessimistic about economic prospects in the short term, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

  • New Home Sales Drop in February as Prices Rise Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Workers stand in front of a row of new homes at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona

    Sales of new US single-family homes fell more than expected in February, but steady gains in home prices suggested the housing market recovery remains intact.

  • Home Prices Up, Best Yearly Increase Since 2006 Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:51 AM ET

    Single-family home prices rose in January, starting the year with the biggest annual increase in six-and-a-half years in a fresh sign the housing market recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • February Durables Soar, Bolstered by Transportation Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in February, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • American Dream Is Back, So Are Stocks: CNBC Survey Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Key measures of Americans' attitudes toward their homes and the stock market surged in the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • Payroll Tax Hike: The Doomsday That Wasn't Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    Customers shop during the grand opening of a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.

    It was going to be a disaster! It would crush the recovery! In fact, nearly half of Americans didn't even notice they had less money in their paychecks.

  • Farmland Prices: Is the Bubble About to Burst? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Excess cash plus easy access to credit is driving up land values across the Midwest, stoking fears that a farmland bubble is building that may soon burst. USA Today reports.

  • 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.

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