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  • Lawmakers Pass Texas-Sized Tax Cut for Businesses Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Austin, Texas

    Texas lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Perry more than $1 billion in proposed business tax cuts shortly before the end of the biennial legislative session.

  • A Too-Strong US Economy? Why Everyone's Watching Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets will be hyper-focused on the economy for any sign it is getting strong enough to encourage the Fed to start pulling back the security blanket of quantitative easing.

  • Oil Prices, Dollar May Set Off on New Relationship Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    With the world's largest economy suddenly awash in oil and gas, might the U.S. dollar join the ranks of the dollars of Canada and Australia as a "commodity currency"?

  • More Homeowners Become Accidental Landlords Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    While there are no real estimates of how many "accidental landlords" now inhabit the housing market, Realtors say they are one more cause of today's low inventory.

  • Despite Overseas Weakness, US Durable Goods Rise Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected, a sign of resilience despite belt-tightening in D.C. and weakness in overseas markets.

  • Hot Trend in Automobiles: Not Owning One Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Whether by choice or through financial reality, the percentage of American households without a car has doubled over the past two decades—and is now approaching 1 in 10.

  • Finally, Clarity From the Fed! Or Maybe Not ... Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    "Talking Squawk" coming at ya! From your Fed-Chairman-Ben-Bernanke-to-English-Dictionary to the Back-to-the Future move at P&G, this blog is where to get everything "Squawk Box."

  • Immigration Bill 'Could Create DMZ' Like Korea Friday, 24 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Immigration reform takes a big step to becoming law, but some experts worry that the emphasis on security could create a demilitarized zone.

  • Bank’s Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills Friday, 24 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.

  • James Bullard

    Inflation needs to move closer to target before the Federal Reserve shifts towards a tapering of its bond purchase program, James Bullard told CNBC.

  • Cramer: Bernanke Worried About These 2 Laggards Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 6:01 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke would never admit to it, but Cramer is convinced he’s worried about these two laggards.

  • Record High New Home Prices Have Room to Grow Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Supplies are at levels not seen since the frenzy of the last housing boom while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.

  • US New Home Sales Rise; Mortgage Rate Ticks Up Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Sales of new homes rose to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.

  • Jobless Claims Get Better, but Remain at High Level Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    People looking for work stand in line to apply for a job during a job fair in Miami on May 2.

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a 340,000, pushing back below the mark that economists normally associate with a firming job market.

  • Not One, But Two Perfect Storms Could Be Brewing Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke and IRS Director of Exempt Organizations

    Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.

  • US Manufacturing Growth Slips to Seven-Month Low Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:01 AM ET
    Employees assemble food containers on a production line at the Newell Rubbermaid factory in Mogadore, Ohio.

    U.S. manufacturing activity slowed as weak overseas demand and government belt-tightening at home led to the most sluggish growth rate since October.

  • Assessing Just How Much Bond Investors Lost Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    As Treasury yields have surged in the month of May, just how much have bond investors lost?

  • Why Housing Won't Drive the Recovery Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Housing is good but not great and unlikely to be a leading force in a robust recovery, according to a group that is one of the industry's leading voices.

  • Forget Fed Hawks, Focus on Bernanke: Alan Blinder Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:56 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would not risk a premature withdrawl of the stimlus that has underpinned the U.S. economic recovery, former vice chairman of the Fed Alan Binder told CNBC.

  • Fed Mulls Tapering as Soon as June: Minutes Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    'A number of participants' on the FOMC this month favored slowing the Fed's efforts to maintain record-low long-term interest rates as early as summer.

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