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  • 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.

  • Voices in my Head Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    What value do the comments of a former Fed Governor have? Enough to move markets is the obvious reply.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: Legal Maneuvers; the Greenspan Gap Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    We pride ourselves in being able to pick out the news when presented with “raw data” -- be it a live speech, event, interview, or enterprise story. I do have to admit, however, there is one form of “raw” news that I find a bit intimidating: the legal document. ... And: We’re still abuzz today over the market’s Wednesday tanking at the hands of former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan. Our show producers often ask me why the markets made a sudden move, but yesterday’s drop from early gains was downright baffling at first...

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan dampened stock performance around the world with his warning yesterday that China's red-hot stock market will face a sharp decline some day. European markets are lower this morning and Asian markets closed mostly lower overnight. Yet China's Shanghai index shrugged off the comment, closing just 0.5% lower after managing to also hit a new intraday high in a volatile session.

  • Greenspan Sees 'Dramatic' Drop in Chinese Stocks Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 12:07 AM ET

    Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he feared a "dramatic contraction" in Chinese stocks but said the global economy may be able to shrug off a drop in asset prices.

  • Stop Trading! Wednesday, 23 May 2007 | 3:30 PM ET

    Cramer isn't buying Alan Greenspan's comments about a "dramatic contraction" coming in the Chinese stock market. Also, his calls on Six Flags and Crocs.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Greenspan to Consult for Pimco: WSJ Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 8:36 PM ET

    Alan Greenspan has signed Allianz Pacific Investment Management  as his first client since leaving as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Greenspan Still Sees 33% Chance of U.S. Recession Friday, 11 May 2007 | 4:13 AM ET

    Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Friday he still believed there was a one-third chance that the U.S. economy would slip into recession this year, reiterating a statement made in March.