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  • Greenspan: Fed Couldn't Stop Housing Bubble Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 10:42 AM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan also says the chances of a recession have risen from January, when he said there was about a 33% chance.

  • Greenspan "Speak" Dominates News Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    Credit worries once more haunt world markets, but frankly, the only headlines that matter are the ones that will be released by the Fed tomorrow afternoon. The big story of today though is what former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is saying.

  • Greenspan Warns on Sharp Fed Rate Cuts: FT Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | 10:57 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said his successors at the U.S. central bank should act cautiously in lowering interest rates because of inflation risks, according to an interview published on Sunday.

  • Greenspan Criticizes Bush Policies in Memoir Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sharply criticizes President George W. Bush's administration and Republican congressional leaders in his memoir for putting political imperatives ahead of sound economic policies, several newspapers reported on Friday.

  • NBC/WSJ Poll: More Highlights About White House Race Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 9:54 AM ET

    Here are some more highlights from our NBC/WSJ poll, which tells a lot about the state of the race for the White House. Though rivals question Hillary Clinton's "electability," she outpaces all of them in the public's assessment of qualifications for the presidency. 46% of Americans express confidence in her “skills and ability necessary to be president”...

  • Greenspan: I Didn't See Mortgage Meltdown Coming Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 1:35 PM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he was late to see the storm gathering around U.S. mortgage lending practices and commended his successor Ben Bernanke's handling of the crisis, saying he would likely be responding in a similar fashion.

  • ECB'S Trichet On State Of Economies Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 1:29 PM ET

    The markets found few immediate take aways in the comments of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke today which largely focused on the current account deficit and the global savings glut. But if you wanted to hear the thoughts of a top central banker on the state of the economy...

  • On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Alan Greenspan, once the world's top central banker, said ongoing credit  turmoil reminded him of the 1987 and 1998 market crises.

  • Fed Still The Focus For Markets Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a sour note before the open, with market talk focused full force on the Fed.Traders are also watching a Fed report, due at 10 a.m. New York time on the amount of commercial paper outstanding. Second quarter GDP, released this morning, was revised to 4% from 3.4%.

  • Former Fed Chief Greenspan to Advise Deutsche Bank Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 4:58 AM ET

    Deutsche Bank said Monday that it is bringing in former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan as an advisor to its investment banking unit.

  • A market crash, currency meltdowns, bubbles and war … Alan Greenspan weathered them all during his stint as Fed chief.

  • Though it may not seem like much by the relatively loquacious and candid ways of his successor Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan was a proponent of transparency and made the Fed more transparent than his predecessors– even if his speeches and official testimony were memorably obtuse.

  • Tracts about the Federal Reserve and its chairmen may not fill book shelves the way ones about the Constitution, the Supreme Court or presidents do, but they've be come more common in recent years.

  • Judging A Giant: Greenspan's Legacy -- Need To Know Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Fed was created by Congress with the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 to provide the nation with "a safer, more flexible and more stable monetary and financial system," as the Fed website home page puts it. Fed chairmen have been few and far between for the most part. Alan Greenspan was the 13th

  • Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan ran the central bank during interesting times, marked by many significant global events and financial shocks, which will no doubt figure into his aptly titled, forthcoming book “The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World”.  Here are the major events and moments of the Greenspan era.

  • Alan Greenspan has received more than his share of awards and honorary degrees in his storied career. Earlier this year, Greenspan was the recipient of a special Lifetime Achievement Award at  CNBC's third annual Executive Leadership Awards ceremony in New York.

  • CNBC Executive Leadership Awards Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    The CNBC Executive Leadership Awards honor  executives who have shown exemplary leadership, inspiration and innovation.  More than 300 business leaders attended the third annual gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York Wednesday night and paid special tribute to legendary Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

  • Greenspan: Factors Slowing Inflation May Be Weakening Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 4:13 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Wednesday said a rise in import prices of Chinese goods to the U.S. may be a signal the disinflationary process may be reversing.

  • Greenspan Not Worried Chinese Will Dump Treasurys Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 3:03 PM ET

    There is little reason to fear a wholesale pullout by China out of U.S. government bonds, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday.

  • How Far East Do You Go? Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 5:01 AM ET

    The morning-after-the-night-before mood is haunting the European bourses from the open Wednesday. Investors could be forgiven for being nervous, the Chinese bourses sold off on news the government is tripling the tax charged on share transactions.