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Top News & Analysis United States

  • Santelli & Friedman's Heated Debate

    Tom Friedman, The New York Times and CNBC's Rick Santelli exchange words.

  • Global Markets

    Both the United States and Europe are on recession watch, and investors should not be fooled by the occasional piece of positive economic data, according to two leading economists.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Word on the Street:  Walter Energy

    Dissecting the day's major business news with the Fast Money traders, and discussing whether the technical levels show the markets have hit a bottom. And Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald, discusses the Bank of America options trade.

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    In tough times, some strained marriages crack. Others try to hold on until they just can’t hold on any longer. One thing’s for sure: Bad economies are good times for the cheating business — and other freaky stuff couples do to survive.

  • Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans

    The U.S. economic outlook has "clearly" deteriorated this year, and "conditions still aren't much different from an economy still in recession," Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said.

  • Postal worker

    The White House may pull the Postal Service back from the brink of insolvency, at least for a few months. The Postal Service faces a $5.5 billion payment to the Treasury at the end of September.

  • What's Next?

    As a clearer picture of third quarter economic activity is beginning to take shape an interesting image is being formed. The quarter is starting to look like the picture of economic activity most forecasters were projecting back in May and June—before the summer of discontent emerged in Washington and in financial markets. For those fearful of another recession, I borrow that famous phrase from college football analyst Lee Corso: “Not so fast, my friend!”

  • President Barack Obama

    With his approval ratings on the floor, President Barack Obama will on Thursday unveil an eagerly awaited speech on job creation that will define the 2012 battle for the White House.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Word on the Street: A September to Forget

    Dissecting the day's major business news and searching for safe havens, with the Fast Money traders.

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    Credit Suisse lowered its earnings forecast for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley due to several factors that have combined to produce more than a typical summer slowdown for the major investment banks, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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    While a recent report showed that U.S. financial companies have nearly $200 billion in net exposure to Greece, Ireland, and Portugal, the amount is "manageable," according to a letter Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke wrote to members of Congress.

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    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

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    Europe is on the verge of recession and the US is already in a growth recession – an expression used by economists to show that growth is so slow that more jobs are lost than added, a strategist told CNBC Monday.

  • Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Sometimes a summer vacation can set you up for the autumn, allowing you some-hard earned rest to recharge the batteries before returning to the office, light of heart and confident about the prospects for the rest of the year.

  • Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Friday’s disappointing US non-farm payrolls data showed no jobs where created in the US in August sending stocks sharply lower as fears over a recession intensified.