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  • U.S. President George W. Bush said on Sunday the American economy was not growing as quickly as he would like and that his administration supported a strong U.S. dollar policy.

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    The Democratic-led Senate approved the newest member of the Federal Reserve’s System Board of Governors last Friday, making Elizabeth A. Duke the seventh woman to become a member of the board since the board was formed in 1913.

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    A weaker dollar cannot be blamed for soaring oil prices as policymakers around the world tussle with the twin spectres of rising inflation and slowing growth, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

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    Payrolls likely dropped by 60,000 in June, while the jobless rate is expected to have fallen to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May.

  • The downturn in the economy is a greater worry than inflation at the moment, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

  • United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday that high oil prices, further home price declines and capital markets turmoil will prolong the American economy's slowdown.

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    The Federal Reserve must "react decisively" to stop inflation from pushing up wages, one of its top policy-makers said Tuesday, dropping a clear hint about the possibility of interest-rate hikes ahead.

  • Consumers will respond to soaring oil prices with mass conservation measures, investor Sam Zell said Friday on CNBC.

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    U.S. personal spending rose by a more-than-expected 0.8 percent in May as government stimulus checks bolstered household budgets, while a key gauge of inflation stayed tame.

  • The Federal Reserve should let the big investment banks go bust if they made unwise investment decisions, and investors should take refuge into gold, said Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report."

  • The global economy will struggle more than people now think, as the credit crunch spreads beyond housing and financials, Gerald Hassell, Bank of New York Mellon president, told "Squawk Box Europe" Friday.

  • Before getting into the nuances of the statement, it’s important to not lose sight of the overall action: for the first time since the Fed began cutting rates in September — by 3.25 percentage points in total — the Fed stood pat today. That is probably a clearer indication of what the Fed will do next than anything the Fed said.

  • The Federal Reserve will hold its key interest rate at 2 percent for the remainder of the year as the economy winds through the various challenges it faces, according to bond manager Bill Gross.

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    New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods were unchanged in May after two consecutive months of decline.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    The Federal Reserve finds itself in an uncomfortable situation: Staring down the barrel of inflation with limited options on what it can do.

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    Unemployment, which has been relatively benign during the economic downturn, is expected to become a bigger problem.

  • Donald Trump

    Oil companies are fixing the price of oil and should suffer penalties, according to developer Donald Trump.

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    Companies and their employees are searching for new ways to deal with soaring gasoline prices that have risen to heights unimaginable only a few months ago.

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    A gauge of manufacturing in New York state contracted in June for the fourth time in five months, the New York Federal Reserve said in a report on Monday that also painted a mixed picture on inflation.

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    Americans could be celebrating the Fourth of July with $5-a-gallon gas, and the effects will ring out from sea to shining sea.