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  • 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.

  • Early Movers: DELL, GE, SNE, SKS, AAPL & More Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:38 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • India Grows at Decade-Low Annual Pace of 5% Friday, 31 May 2013 | 3:18 AM ET

    India's economic growth began a feeble recovery at the tail end of a 2012 fiscal year that saw the slowest expansion in a decade, providing little relief for a government heading into a busy election period.

  • Asian Stocks Pare Gains to End Mixed Friday, 31 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian stock markets moved off session highs on Friday to end mixed with the Nikkei leading gains by 1.4 percent after its stunning 5 percent dive in the previous session. Sentiment improved after latest U.S. data eased concerns of an early end to the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.

  • Stocks End Higher on Ongoing Fed Stimulus Hopes Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    Stocks shaved their gains in the final hour of trading Thursday, but still ended modestly higher with the Dow recovering from its worst one-day drop in nearly four weeks, as the latest round of tepid economic data suggested the Fed's bond-buying program would remain intact.

  • After-Hours Buzz: LGF, PANW, MS & More Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • Short Supply Has Home Sales 'Squeaking' Out Gains Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Stephanie O'Brien inspects the kitchen in a home for sale during an open house in San Francisco, California.

    The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April, the National Association of Realtors reported.

  • Sequester Drags on GDP; No Help From Job Market Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center

    A drop in government spending dragged more on the economy than initially thought, while more Americans than unexpected filed new claims for unemployment benefits.

  • Early Movers: BIG, EMC, FB, CLWR, DISH, COST & More Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Nikkei Falls Over 5% in Steep Afternoon Sell-Off Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index skidded below the 14,000 mark to a one-month low on Thursday, weighed down by a strengthening yen and volatile Japanese government bond yields (JGBs). The session brought the benchmark's total losses to 14 percent since last Thursday's plunge.

  • Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still closed in the red Wednesday, dragged by the defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities, as investors questioned when the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus program.

  • After-Hours Buzz: AA, PCLN, AVGO & More Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:

  • Nasdaq Hit With $10 Million Fine for Facebook IPO Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    Nasdaq has agreed to pay the SEC $10 million for alleged securities laws violations resulting from its "poor systems and decision-making" during the Facebook IPO.

  • FDIC: Banks Net Income in 1Q Hits All-Time High Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.

  • Netflix Is 'Really Best Independent': CEO Hastings Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

    Despite many in the market who would like to see an acquisition of Netflix, its co-founder and CEO said the company is better off remaining independent.

  • Early Movers: WMT, SFD, KORS, AAPL & More Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Revelations in IRS Scandal 'Chilling': Rep. Paul Ryan Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday that investigating Obama administration scandals won't keep Republicans from pursuing sound fiscal policy.

  • Asian Stocks Climb Higher in Choppy Trade Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:14 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Wednesday but ended off session highs as a weak Australian dollar, volatile Japanese markets and renewed fears of the U.S. Federal Reserve tapering its bond-buying program scaled back momentum.

  • Yields Rise to Highest Level in Over a Year Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    Yields on U.S. Treasurys surged to a 13-month peak as stocks hit another record high and investors proved reluctant to buy more U.S. debt in an auction of two-year notes.