The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a firming labor market.» Read More
"Somehow, my generation has earned a bad rap when it comes to money. We’ve been pegged as ‘generation debt,’ living at home with our parents while taking years to finish school, settle on a career, and choose a romantic partner. But that stereotype, it turns out, isn’t quite accurate," writes the author.
Jean Monnet, the father of European integration, once remarked that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted in crises.”
Did euro area policymakers finally pull a real live rabbit out of the hat? The headlines from Friday's summit are certainly impressive, advancing much quicker than expected and delivering the surprise of allowing the EFSF to intervene in the primary debt markets.
Congress unwittingly unleashed a third wave of quantitative easing (QE3) by stealth by refusing to raise the US Treasury’s debt ceiling, according to Paul Ashworth, US economist at Capital Economics.
SEC conflicts, economic data across continents and iPad fever. Here's some of what we’re watching — and therefore you should as well.
Amid a painfully slow job recovery, one of the great mysteries of this recession has been the disappearance of several million workers from the labor force. Until now, there’s been little data available on just who is leaving and who is entering the workforce. But CNBC received detailed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and crunched the numbers.
When I was an undergraduate studying economics, our political economy teacher used to ask us just how many different types of deodorant society needed.
You can’t beat a bit of Roman mythology on a Tuesday morning, so an article by Doug Kass, the president of Seabreeze Partners Management caught my attention.
The West is poorly positioned to handle this latest oil price scare. The buffers which typically limit downside economic risks are no longer working.
The crazy volatility of recent days strikes me as a market that is topping itself and is struggling. I'm still guessing we have a bit of a pull-back.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”
Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.
Finally, the economy appears to be delivering jobs—adding 222,000 private sector jobs and 192,000, after losses in government are subtracted, in February.
Big economic-growth stats are trumping oil prices and the Mideast tinderbox. In optimistic trading on Thursday, stocks soared nearly 200 Dow points. Oil barely fell to just under $102 a barrel. Know what? The market may be shouting out that the recent oil spike is not going to derail economic recovery.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
These five data points lead the "Mad Money" host to believe the market is on the up-and-up.
Talking jobs with the maestro, welcoming 'Melo to MSG and cheering the ad dollars. Here's some of what we’re watching—and that you should be watching as well.
Retailers mark up to avoid a mark down, stocks tango with oil, the ramp-up to Jobs Friday, the man behind the world's biggest hedge fund and the rebel with the motorcycle. Here's some of what we’re watching—and which, therefore, you should as well.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says a House Republicans plan to cut $61 billion in federal spending this year would reduce economic growth and cause job losses.