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  • Some Fed Members Fear Monetary Policy Effects Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve policy makers worried about increased risks due to the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus, though most view those dangers as "manageable" for now.

  • Time to End Bond-Buying? Not Yet, Fed's Lockhart Says Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    It is too soon for the Federal Reserve to consider tapering or halting its asset purchases, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said on Wednesday.

  • Tumbling Rates Drive Demand for New Mortgages Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    Mortgage applications rose last week, driven by improved refinance demand as interest rates tumbled, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Fed Hawks Are an 'Irritant,' Ignore Them: Economist Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 5:07 AM ET

    Federal Reserve hawks who hope for an early end to ultra-easy monetary policy are an "irritant" and should be ignored, an economist said on Wednesday.

  • 'Absurd' Chinese Trade Data Confound Analysts Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:09 AM ET

    China saw export growth of 10 percent year on year in March while exports to the U.S. and Europe, its two biggest markets, continued to slump, which is making analysts question the reliability of the data.

  • Germans Among Poorest in Europe: ECB Study Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:42 AM ET

    Germans are one of the poorest groups in Europe, according to the surprising findings of a joint survey by various divisions within the European Central Bank.

  • US and Europe Separated by Deep Gulf on Policy Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    The effort by U.S. Treasury secretary Lew to persuade Europe to consider shifting its focus from budget balance to growth highlighted a deep trans-Atlantic policy gulf, the NYT reports.

  • Europe Risks 'Endless Depression' in Austerity Pursuit Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    After Portugal's rejection of the cost-cutting measures on which its bailout package depends, Invesco Perpetual's chief economist has added his voice to the anti-austerity camp, warning it could lead to "almost endless depression".

  • Fed's Doves Will Coo Louder Than Hawks Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    The Fed's message to markets Thursday should be more dovish than not, despite the mixed signals officials have been sending.

  • Immigration Reform: What's It Going to Cost? Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    Claims that reform would boost the economy are challenged by those who say costs in job losses and spending on social programs would be too high a price.

  • US Wholesale Inventories Slide Most in 1.5 Years Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    U.S. wholesale inventories recorded their biggest decline in nearly 1-1/2 years in February as petroleum stocks tumbled and overall sales rose solidly, which could see first-quarter growth estimates shaved.

  • Spooked by Uncertainty, Little Main Street Hiring Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence fell in March — halting three months of gains, with few entrepreneurs making hiring plans. You call this a recovery?

  • I'd Be Willing to Scale Back QE, Fed's Bullard Says Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:08 AM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told CNBC that he's be willing to reduce the central bank's massive bond-buying program in "small increments."

  • France Faces 'Devastating Scandal' as Economy Stalls Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:11 AM ET

    France's economy is at near-stall speed, trade and budget deficits widened last month and the country is embroiled in increasing political uncertainty.

  • BlackRock Warns Fed to Rein In Money Printing Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 1:29 AM ET

    One of Wall Street's biggest money managers has called on the Federal Reserve to rein in its program of quantitative easing, saying its bond-buying tactics are a "large and dull hammer" that have distorted markets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Arggggh! American Workers Are at a Breaking Point Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The economy may be showing signs of recovery, but American workers are about to snap. An overwhelming 83% say they're stressed out by at least one thing at work.

  • Pressure to Tighten Dips as China Inflation Eases Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:56 PM ET

    China's annual consumer inflation eased to 2.1 percent in March from February's 3.2 percent while producer price deflation deepened, leaving policymakers room to keep monetary conditions easy and nurture a nascent recovery.

  • United States, Japan Now Money Printing Allies Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    U.S. markets, particularly the riskiest areas of investment, are likely to benefit at least near term from the latest entrant to the central bank money-printing arena: Japan.

  • Why US Job Market Is Going to Get a Lot Worse Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    Weak U.S. jobs data resulted in the worst trading week this year, and analysts warn it could get worse.

  • US Job Creation Plunges, but Rate Drops to 7.6% Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An unemployed worker checks out a brochure at a jobs fair.

    Job creation slowed to a crawl during March, with the U.S. economy creating just 88,000 positions though the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.

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