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  • Linking rates to jobs: logical or dangerous? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    The Bank of England said interest rates will not be raised from their current record low until the unemployment rate is at 7 percent. But is linking the two figures a logical step or dangerous move?

  • Expectations of new euro area growth initiatives after the German elections in September are unrealistic. There is no money, and there is no political will for such measures.

  • Weak dollar? Maybe markets are believing the Fed Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:01 PM ET

    The falling dollar is a worry as it was initially expected to continue to rise based on the divergence in monetary policy between the Fed and the other major central banks.

  • Merrill Brown: A WaPo 'to do' list for Jeff Bezos Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Merrill Brown is an old pro at the Internet news business. Here he lays out a list the Amazon chief needs to address to pull The Washington Post out of its rut.

  • A close look at the 'Ackman TV trade': Widlitz Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    If you have followed the J.C. Penney's media soap opera, you know the "Bill Ackman TV trade" is a losing one, said retail analyst Stacey Widlitz.

  • Taking stock of second-quarter earnings season Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    As this seasons begins to draw to a close, Michael K. Farr argues that accounting gimmickry is no substitute for real earnings growth.

  • Like in cricket, Australia's dollar has lost its edge Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:59 AM ET
    Michael Clarke (R) and Steve Smith of Australia look dejected after failing to take a catch during an Ashes Test.

    It was not so long ago that the Australian cricket team appeared invincible - and its economy looked just as strong. Not any more.

  • Europe's great August shut-down: why it matters Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    August is traditionally the month of financial crises. Or indeed just crises. Whether it's the latest euro zone aggro or Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, things seem to heat up in August and markets head south.

  • Fed has us wearing 'the best of the worst' crown Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    Candidates fill out applications at a job fair in New York

    It's past time for the Fed to stop the presses and stop manipulating the market. It's time for the long-term health of not only the market but of the economy.

  • Don't ignore the trade deficit, it's hurting growth Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:14 AM ET
    argo is unloaded from the the YM Hamburg at the Port of Oakland's TTI Terminal (Hanjin)/ Total Terminals International, in Oakland, California.

    Cutting the annual trade deficit by $300 billion and forcing China and others' hands on protectionism would increase GDP by about $500 billion a year.

  • Fed needs collective wisdom, not charismatic leader Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    A much greater emphasis on mission and policies would be more useful than the current debate about personalities who might chair the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) after next January.

  • Heartburn over bad math and Big Macs Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    A report that says McDonald's would only need to raise the price of Big Macs by 68 cents to double workers' wages is bunk and based on bad math, says CNBC contributor Carol Roth.

  • Ignore gender...Larry Summers is the better choice Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    I welcome the long awaited opportunity for women to be in the most powerful jobs. But we shouldn't be making this choice for Fed chairman based on gender.

  • Lawmaker defends 'essential' shipping law Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    Container ships are positioned under cranes at the Port of Oakland

    Calls for the act's repeal have long been based on misleading and incomplete information, much of it from industries in direct competition with the U.S. maritime industry.

  • Keep pouring the economic sanctions on Iran Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:38 AM ET
    Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani speaks to the press following a visit to the Khomeini mausoleum, in Tehran on June 16, 2013.

    The Iranian regime is in a corner and now has only two choices: cease its military nuclear program, or face more isolation and economic disaster.

  • Why simple solutions in finance are long overdue Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    Surely banks offering the simplest solution first, whether in the field of hedging or financing, is long overdue, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Is Asia poised for a sharp slowdown? Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 3:53 AM ET

    Pessimism about China's economy and uncertainty about Japan's attempts to end two decades of economic stagnation are reflecting growing concerns about these Asian countries.

  • Conjuring trick? Draghi's long-lasting legacy Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:01 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has accomplished a considerable conjuring trick over the last 12 months - but how long it lasts cannot be answered with certainty.

  • Bonds and borrowed time Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Bond market investors had a tough first half. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. This is confusing for a lot of folks.

  • One year on: Did Draghi's promise solve anything? Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    On the anniversary of Mario Draghi's promise the ECB would do "whatever it takes" to support the euro, how should one assess its performance the past year?

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