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Congress Federal Budget (U.S.)

  • Warren Buffett

    The Oracle of Omaha is looking for European businesses with pre-tax profits of at least $75 million, but he says the bigger the better. The tour began in Frankfurt, continues in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday and rolls on to Madrid and Milan later in the week.

  • The U.S. economy is weak but does not appear to be in a recession, according to a key forecasting gauge, the Conference Board reported.

  • Warren Buffett

    The fallout from the global credit crisis is not over yet, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday.

  • Henry Paulson

    The US economy and financial markets will improve by year-end but housing still poses the biggest threat to the economy, Treasury Secretary Paulson predicted.

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    The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said on Friday that another wave of U.S. credit stress was coming, involving non-mortgage loans.

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    Investors struggled to figure out where the economy is headed after reports showing a modest increase in jobless claims and weakness in the manufacturing sector.

  • Financial market turmoil underscores the need for "generous" capital cushions, and banks need to actively raise money as needed, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

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    The economy is continuing to slow, particularly in manufacturing,  though some areas are not quite as bad as expected, according to the latest reports out Thursday.

  • The United States and China both need to fend off a troubling rise in economic nationalism in order to keep their economies strong, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Thursday.

  • New York Gas Prices at $4 per gallon

    In the real world, gasoline prices surged 5.6% in April, but the government smooths out seasonal oddities so prices appeared lower in Wednesday's inflation report.

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    Consumer prices rose a smaller-than-expected 0.2 percent in April as energy prices held steady, a Labor Department report on Wednesday showed.

  • The Federal Reserve may start using regulation or even interest rates to fight asset-price bubbles, instead of trying to limit the damage once they burst, as it has done until now, the Financial Times reported on its Web site.

  • Ben Bernanke

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the credit crisis is not over, even as his colleagues revealed growing concerns about inflation that could signal a pause in interest rate cuts.

  • The U.S. economy will barely expand in the second quarter and the chances of it shrinking have risen, following sluggish growth early in the year, said a Philadelphia Federal Reserve survey released Tuesday.

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    Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Sandra Pianalto said on Tuesday that although core U.S. price measures were climbing faster than she wanted, Fed monetary policy was compatible with low inflation.

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    It's a busy week on the economic calendar, with the consumer price index, data on housing starts and the Philly Fed index all expected.

  • Stocks up

    “We're of the opinion that the market has likely seen the worst,” says Standard & Poor’s Chief Investment Strategist Sam Stovall. He's not alone.

  • Oil prices have soared nearly 10 percent in the past four sessions alone, and CNBC asked the experts for insights and answers.

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    The U.S. credit crisis is easing and the risk in housing is dramatically lower now, but economic growth will remain under pressure , the CEO of Merrill Lynch said.

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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said U.S. financial markets are emerging from the credit crunch that many economists believe has pushed the country to the brink of recession, according to The Wall Street Journal.