Economic Measures Depression

  • Sage Therapeutics takes on major depressive disorder

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks with Sage Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas about the company's depression drug, which showed results in a mid-stage drug trial.

  • Sage soars on mid-phase depression drug trial

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on Sage Therapeutics soaring after a breakthrough during a drug trial for its depression medication.

  • Sage soars on depression drug breakthrough

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on Sage Therapeutics soaring more than 70 percent after a depression drug breakthrough.

  • 'The Bread Line' sculpture by George Segal depicting the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial at the National Mall.

    Mark Yusko of Morgan Creek Capital foresees a major stock market drop coming this fall.

  • Depressed worker office

    The U.K. is enduring Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, as the weather worsens and Britons get back into the daily grind.

  • Physiological standards for pilots high enough?

    Discussing whether the rules need to be modified for pilots who display serious depression, with Dr. Gail Saltz, New York Presbyterian psychiatrist.

  • 'I don't buy Plosser's comments': Economist

    Jerry Webman, Chief Economist & Senior Investment Strategist at OppenheimerFunds, explains why he disagrees with the comments of Charles Plosser, President at Federal Reserve of Philadelphia.

  • Alan Greenspan

    Central banks around the world are repeating the mistakes of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan by flooding markets with cheap money, according to Brunel University's Moorad Choudhry.

  • A report suggests 20-somethings living in their parents' basement may take after the thrifty, debt-averse survivors of the Great Depression.

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    After Portugal's rejection of the cost-cutting measures on which its bailout package depends, Invesco Perpetual's chief economist has added his voice to the anti-austerity camp, warning it could lead to "almost endless depression".

  • Despite recent stock market gains, famed strategist Douglas Kass thinks stocks face many headwinds.

  • Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    The fiscal cliff may sound like the name of an exercise retreat on a mountain top in Southern California, but the reality is not so pretty. What it refers to is the potentially dire economic situation the U.S. faces at the end of 2012.  Here's a look.

  • The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    The fiscal crisis for states will persist long after the economy rebounds as they confront rising health care costs, underfunded pensions, ignored infrastructure needs, eroding revenues and expected federal budget cuts, according to a report issued here Tuesday by a task force of respected budget experts, the New York Times reports.

  • Real Danger of a New Great Depression: Author

    "In order to understand this crisis it is necessary to understand the role that credit has played in bringing it about, when we broke the link between money and gold 40 years ago, this removed all the constraints on credit creation and afterwards credit exploded," Richard Duncan author of The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy, told CNBC.

  • Krugman on How to End This Depression

    Paul Krugman, "End This Depression Now!" author, discusses the financial crisis that triggered the greatest downturn since the Great Depression, and offers ways to move forward.

  • President Barack Obama speaking at the Associated Press luncheon during the ASNE Convention.

    President Obama is presiding over an economic recovery that is “dead last in the modern era,” Texas Congressman Kevin Brady said Friday on CNBC.

  • Shiller: Raise Taxes Temporarily to Get Out of Weak Economy

    Yale professor, Robert Shiller shares his perspective on whether the U.S. is in the midst of a "late great depression" and how temporarily raising taxes could help stimulate economic recovery.

  • Bear Market Rally?

    Robert Prechter, Elliott Wave International founder & CEO, discusses why the charts show the market is in the late stages of a 1930s type depression, and discusses what themes will dominate in 2012.

  • American investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers visits a branch of Xiangcai Securities  in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.

    The recent decline in commodity prices has little to do with fundamentals and everything to do with the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global, says renowned investor Jim Rogers, who described the sell-off as artificial.

  • Job Losses

    The world economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will delay the global recovery further and may spark social unrest in "scores of countries," the International Labor Organization said on Monday.