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  • 'Dr. Copper' Has Raised Doubts About Recovery Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The stock market rally and economic recovery are missing a typical key element - a house call from Dr. Copper.

  • Despite Gains, Many Are Still Spending Less Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • El-Erian: Fed Faces One of Its Toughest Jobs Ever Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian

    The Federal Reserve's eventual hand-off from assisted economic growth to "genuine growth" will be key to the future direction of the stock market, Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO and co-CIO, told CNBC.

  • Budget Battle Could Jolt US Economy: Democrat Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The budget-balancing plan from Congressman Paul Ryan is a "total uncompromising" blueprint, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ranking member on the panel, told CNBC.

  • Little Main St. Hiring, Despite Uptick in Optimism Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Rohan Mathew is co-founder of the Intersect Fund, a New Brunswick, N.J.-based nonprofit that supports low-income entrepreneurs in the region.

    Small-business owners' confidence edged up just slightly in February, but Main Street is showing signs of a surge in optimism or hiring.

  • More Confident, Small Businesses Boost Spending Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    Confidence among small businesses rose in February as owners shrugged off a tightening in fiscal policy and raised plans to increase capital spending and restock their warehouses.

  • A Rarity: House, Senate Work on Budget at Once Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Although the spending plans will be miles apart ideologically, there are signs a compromise is possible, the New York Times reports.

  • Central Bank 'Crackpot Ideas' Splitting Society: Pro Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D.C.

    Loose monetary policy by central banks around the world has made us sick, according to Societe Generale's former strategist Dylan Grice, who says that cheap money has caused divisions in society and in some cases could even add to the risk of war.

  • Could Europe's Crisis Be Over by End 2013? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    A woman holds a banner that reads "rise up" in front of police as they attempt to disperse protesters in front the Greek parliament on March 10, 2013 in Athens.

    The political risks to the euro zone and its currency have receded and if the area stays on the "right track," the region's crisis could be largely over by the end of the year, Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, told CNBC.

  • Why's a Longer Work Week Good News? More Jobs Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Employers are reaching their limit stretching the workweek, so they may have to start hiring soon. USA Today reports.

  • We're Betting Big on Real Estate: Blackstone CEO Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 12:10 PM ET
    Stephen Schwartzman, CEO Blackstone Group

    "Blackstone is now the largest owner of individual houses in the United States," CEO Stephen Schwarzman said on CNBC Monday.

  • Paul Ryan Budget Plan Not Realistic: Bush Official Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:21 AM ET

    The process in Washington to reach a federal budget compromise has not been based in reality, former OMB Director Jim Nussle told CNBC.

  • 'Major Political Storms' Holding Back US: GE CEO Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    An explosion of new regulations and "unprecedented" uncertainty in DC will keep the US from achieving its "full growth potential," GE CEO Jeff Immelt said.

  • Paul Ryan: US Budget Deal With Obama Possible Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    The GOP point person on fiscal issues said a compromise with President Obama is possible, even though their budget plan faces certain rejection from Democrats.

  • Forget Cost-Cutting; Market Pins Hopes on Consumers Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The bulls keep running on Wall Street, and a big part of the reason is because of investor confidence in the growing economic strength of American households, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Italy Could Be the Next 'Bad Boy of Europe' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Italy could see its borrowing costs rise above those of troubled Spain this week, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Why China's Yuan Is No Longer a Big Worry for US Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    After years of grabbing the spotlight in U.S.-China economic relations, U.S. concerns over the value of Beijing's currency appear to be fading, giving ground to newer issues like cyber-security.

  • Want More Productive Workers - Give Them Hope Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    After years of international research, this author found that hopeful employees are happier at work, more engaged and get this - a whopping 14% more productive.

  • ARRRGH! Entrepreneurs Vent About Obamacare Costs Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A GOP-led panel has been listening to entrepreneurs vent about Obamacare. And boy do they have a lot to say.

  • More Jobs in Housing, but Workers Aren't Returning Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Builders are clearly acting on the big jump in new home orders, but those jobs numbers could actually be higher, were they not hamstrung by a severe lack of workers.

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