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Economic Measures Inflation

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    On a surface level it may seem like the United States' debt position, the biggest in the world, is also the worst. But when the numbers are looked at on a more relative basis, the total amount of debt owed by the US, although still quite high, seems more reasonable than that of other nations... at least for now.

  • While more and more voices warn about inflation, David Blanchflower, the US academic and former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, worries that governments will pull back from fiscal and monetary stimulus too early.

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    After burning through $1 million in savings and seeing no end to their losses, dairy farmers Jake and Lori Slegers figured they didn't have much choice — they had to kill the cows.

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    Most investors follow the same strategy of borrowing in dollars and investing in assets across the world and when the greenback's downward trend will reverse, there may be a crash in global assets, Nouriel Roubini, Chairman, RGE Monitor, told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks surrendered earlier earnings-fueled gains on Friday as investors began to lock in some profits. So where should you put your investment dollars now? Brian Place, president of Place Financial Advisors, and Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, discussed their market outlooks.

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    Global stocks are near 12-month highs and US companies are beating earnings expectations as volatility sinks.  But some pros think the rally may not last.

  • Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, has seen a lot in his nearly 50 years in the markets. Recently, he sat down with CNBC's Bob Pisani to offer his take on the last year's events and, fortunately, provide a little perspective.

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    The stock market is getting harder and harder to please, strategists told CNBC on Wednesday as global stocks fell on profit taking and failed to lift after more better-than-expected corporate earnings results.

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    The cost of attending a four-year private college in the US increased 4.3%, to an average $35,636, this year. The cost of a public college grew even more.

  • PPI after CPI?  This morning, the Producer Price Index (PPI) will be reported at 8:30 am EST. Its counterpart, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) came out last Thursday. Typically, PPI precedes CPI (in fact, many economists use PPI in their models to forecast CPI), but not this time.

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    It's hard to find a picture perfect investment especially when the landscape is clouded by a global financial crisis, but hanging in the group of assets waiting for a lift in 2009 is art in Australia.

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    The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates now or the US economy will be faced with another bubble, Barron's warned in its cover story; but analysts say this will not happen.

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    There are signs the nation's factories are stirring from one of the worst recessions in decades.  If nothing else, hints of a rebound at big industrial firms will boost the stock market and lift people's 401ks.

  • Stocks pared some of their earlier losses but were still lower as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • Stocks pared some of their earlier losses but were still lower as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • A look inside one of alternative investment's best kept secrets: the Greenwich Roundtable.

  • Stocks skidded at the open Friday as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs. They slid further — with the Dow down 100 points — after a report showed a surprise drop in consumer sentiment.

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    Stocks and gold are crowded markets and there is a risk that everybody will want to exit at the same time, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at Eclectica, told CNBC Friday.

  • Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Friday, as mixed earnings from General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point  gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.