(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it would keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month and gave no explicit indication that it was close to scaling back the program, despite intense market speculation it could soon start drawing it to a close. Full story
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will hold a summit later this month to tackle the growing scourge of youth unemployment. But there's a problem: the 6 billion euros they want to use to get to grips with the issue aren't yet available. Full story
BERLIN (Reuters) - The need to balance budgets should not distract from the ultimate goal of economic policy, namely improving people's lives, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday in what appeared to be a dig at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's focus on austerity. Full story
LONDON (Reuters) - Half-way towards a lost decade for Europe's economy, pessimism persists about the political will to halt a worrying slide in the region's potential growth. Full story
Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, joins Martin Bashir to discuss how the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland is a chance to compare recession report cards – Europe’s austerity versus United States’ stimulus --and visit fake storefronts to give the appearance of
A month into the investigation police take a step closer to solving the mystery surrounding Wendy's disappearance -- someone cashed in her unemployment checks at an ATM. Was it Wendy?
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on retail sales, import/export prices, and weekly jobless claims. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses its likely impact on the markets.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The jobs number was better than many thought it would be. Investors seemed to believe the Fed would continue QE. And first time jobless claims were down 11,000 for the w...
CNBC’s Kelly Evans joins Morning Joe to discuss the context of the May jobs report.
A woman walks past a poster which reads "What's to blame for unemployment" outside an unemployment bureau in Athens February 14, 2013. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
Radio and television workers in red T-shirts play dead to protest against layoffs and cuts by public broadcasters TV3 and Radio of Catalonia, in front of the Catalan government at Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona June 17, 2013. The banner at bottom reads, "Don't let TV3 stop being your TV" in fu
Radio and television workers in red T-shirts play dead to protest against layoffs and cuts by public broadcasters TV3 and Radio of Catalonia in front of the Catalan government at Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT C