• Rising Mortgage Rates Put Home Buyers in Hot Seat Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest in a year, and house values are rising. Those who have waited to buy or refinance may find the time is right.

  • Trade Gap Drops, but That Could Be the Bad News Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    The trade deficit widened less than expected in April as the lowest petroleum bill in nearly 2-1/2 years tempered the rise in imports.

  • Dodd-Frank? More Like Dud-Frank for Lots of Folks Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    Then-Sen. Chris Dodd (L) and then-Rep. Barney Frank at the signing of the Dodd-Frank act in 2010.

    Three years after it was signed into law—and with only about 20 percent of its rules in place—critics and even supporters of Dodd-Frank say it's flawed and convoluted.

  • Road Trip: Expect More Pain at the Pump?  Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:31 AM ET
    Gas prices over four and five dollars are posted on a Shell station on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

    Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil CEO, provides an outlook on oil & gas, as gasoline prices trend higher while oil remains steady in the low $90's.

  • Europe's Black Market Economy Is Booming Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 5:37 AM ET

    Punitive tax regimes, increased labor market regulation and a growing lack of trust in governments are causing many Europeans to enter into the murky, illicit world of shadow economies.

  • Traders Debate Fed Moves While Japan in Focus Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Higher interest rates are likely to keep Wall Street on edge, while Japanese markets are likely to keep the whole world on edge.

  • 'Dr. Boom'? Roubini Sees Two Years of Stock Gains Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Economist Nouriel Roubini

    Stocks will continue to rise for the next two years until the wealth gap between Wall Street and Main Street gets too high, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.

  • Look Out, S&P Companies Warn About Q2 Earnings Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:09 PM ET

    If earnings guidance is any guide, the S&P could be in trouble. A huge number of S&P 500 companies have issued negative guidance, according to a report.

  • Yield Surge Sends Signal of a Scary Second Half Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    The recent run-up in bond yields is being used to justify portfolio changes in preparation for what could be a much different second half.

  • US Manufacturing Shrinks; Construction Spending Up Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    A machinist working at the Windle Mechanical Solutions manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in six months. A separate report showed that US construction spending rose slightly.

  • US Factory Activity Edges Up, but Growth Sluggish Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. manufacturing picked up slightly in May, though the pace was still sluggish, a survey showed Monday, suggesting the sector may be a drag on the economy in the second quarter.

  • 'Underlying Bullish Story' for Stocks: Strategist Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:33 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The bull case for stocks remains intact, despite their worst one-day declines in about seven weeks, Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan, tells CNBC.

  • Warning: ‘Prepare’ for Commodity Supercycle End Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:23 AM ET

    With multiple investment banks signposting the end of the commodity supercycle, a World Bank director has warned developing countries that have benefited from the surge to protect themselves against a price crash.

  • Is Another Turbulent Month in Store for Markets? Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:13 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock index fell to its lowest level in almost six weeks on Monday, raising the specter of a second month of volatility for the world's major equity markets.

  • The 'Hindenburg Omen' Scares Market Friday, 31 May 2013 | 4:39 PM ET
    The Hindenburg burning.

    The Hindenburg—the stock market version—may not have crashed into Wall Street but it certainly appeared to be circling.

  • Medicare's Exhaustion Forecast Extended by Two Years Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.

  • Consumer Sentiment Leaps to Six-Year High in May Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    Greater optimism over the economic outlook and personal finances in the midst of record stock market prices pushed US consumer sentiment to its highest level in nearly six years.

  • US Midwest Business Activity Tops Forecast in May Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    An employee assembles an 2.0 liter ecoboost engine on the production line at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio, U.S

    Business activity in the US Midwest reaccelerated in May after contracting in April as measures of employment and new orders jumped, a report showed on Friday.

  • Consumers Feel Pinch as Income Flat, Spending Off Friday, 31 May 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Consumer spending fell in April for the first time in almost a year and inflation pressures were subdued, pointing to a slowdown in economic activity.

  • Refi Madness Is Finally Running Out of Steam Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have been bouncing around since the Fed left the door open to early cuts in asset purchases. Here's why you may want to refinance now.

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