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IMF's Blanchard says U.S. lacks deficit plan: report

The United States lacks a credible plan to cut its deficit over the medium term, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist Olivier Blanchard told French daily Le Monde in an interview published on Wednesday. Full story

Small Biz Optimism on Tap

   For the first time in three years, owners report solid job creation, according to the National Federation of Independent Business' latest survey. Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB's chief economist discusses the results with CNBC's Steve Liesman

Unemployment nears 2-year low

   The economy added 192,000 jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly two years: 8.9 percent. The President’s chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, joins from the White House North Lawn to go over the numbers.

Blame the Fed?

   Discussing whether monetary policy is really to blame for the rise in commodities, with John Ryding, RDQ Economics chief economist and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

Economy at a Turning Point?

   Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, discusses whether we will see job growth in the near future.

How Small Businesses Feel

   The National Federation of Independent Business is out with its latest survey on how small businesses are feeling about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist.

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  January ADP Employment

Dissecting ADP jobs data, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli, and Constance Hunter, Aladdin Capital chief economist.

  The Debt Threat

Why there's been less of a turn in debt markets, with Michael Darda, MKM Partners chief economist.

  Small Business Optimism Falls

Small business optimism fell in July, according to a new survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The organization's chief economist, William Dunkelberg, discusses the results with CNBC.

  Making Money in Munis

Discussing whether it's a good time to get into muni bonds, John Miller, Nuveen CIO & muni bond portfolio manager, and Michael Darda, MKM Partners chief economist.

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