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    The Federal Reserve's interest-rate tightening policy will rely on a lot of talk and selling some assets before any actual hike in rates, Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC Thursday.

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    The US economy is on track for a recovery and will grow above 3 percent next year, St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard told CNBC.

  • Nassim Taleb

    Nassim Taleb, the author of "The Black Swan", said he would retire from public life if Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gains a second term at the helm of the central bank.

  • The US government will have to cut down on borrowing by giving up on some publicly-financed programs or face inflation in one or two years, Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investment, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump

    The US economy will never recover until banks start lending and they are not doing that now, despite claims to the contrary by the financial institutions, legendary real-estate developer Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday.

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    The Federal Reserve is taking steps to fine-tune a strategy to reel in some of the unprecedented amount of money that's been pumped into the economy during the financial crisis.

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    Credit problems in Dubai are a "lag effect" of the global credit collapse—and a reminder that governments must work to avoid a repeat of the crisis, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

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    Each year, PNC calculates the cost of purchasing the 12 gifts given by one's true love in the Christmas Price Index, its version of the government's Consumer Price Index. This year, the cost of the items rose 1.8 percent, its smallest increase since 2002.

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    Making one's true love happy will cost a whopping $87,403 this year, a minuscule increase from last year, according to the latest cost analysis of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

  • Ben Bernanke

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said  he will not vote to reconfirm Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, in a preview of the rough treatment Bernanke may get this week on Capitol Hill.

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  • There will be a short-term pullback after Thanksgiving in stock markets and there is a 50 percent chance that the US economy will double-dip, according to Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital.

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    Economists expect the joblessness that has weighed down the nation's economic recovery will start to slowly abate in 2010.

  • What's Next?

    Beyond fiscal stimulus and government bailouts, the economic recovery that appears under way may be based on little more than self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • Unemployment

    As experts debate the potential speed of the US recovery, one figure looms large but is often overlooked: nearly 1 in 5 Americans is out of work or under-employed.

  • US reliance on a growing Chinese economy to continue to spur growth of the American economy could be an ill-fated notion, Bill Gross, Pimco's founder and CEO, told CNBC.

  • Additional economic stimulus such as a payroll tax cut would boost hiring, Mike Jackson, the CEO of AutoNation, told CNBC on Thursday.

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    A British charity is pioneering the idea of reducing the country's bulging debt by encouraging people to buy gift vouchers that will be sent to the Treasury.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will issue its bimonthly report on the Recovery Act, and the focus will be squarely on jobs, addressing the accuracy criticisms, while offering recommendations on how to improve the system of reporting. The GAO has determined that the overall number of jobs created or saved is not valid.