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  • What's The Bigger Fear: Inflation Or Recession? Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says that the U.S. has a ‘one-third probability’ of falling into a recession this year. Greenspan’s outlook contrasts that of his successor, Ben Bernanke, who believes that inflation is a bigger problem for the economy..so who's right?

  • Alan Greenspan is at it again.The former Federal Reserve chairman added fresh fuel to the recession debate Tuesday, saying in an interview that that there's a "one in three" chance of a downturn in the U.S. economy this year. That followed comments a week earlier that a recession was "possible" by the end of the year.

  • Market Shock: Analysts Cite Yen, Naive Investors Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 2:35 PM ET
    Klaus Regling, chief executive officer of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

    Many of those seeking reasons for Tuesday's market meltdown have turned from China to Japan. Two forex experts told CNBC's Liz Claman why the global shock may have more to do with Tokyo than Shanghai -- or New York.

  • Location: Estates of Barton Creek, Austin, Texas (not pictured here)Rent: $10,000-plus a monthBedrooms: N/ABathrooms: N/ASquare Footage: 6,386Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s choice of living quarters while the Governor’s Mansion (pictured) undergoes repairs has proven controversial. An Associated Press  reported in May 2010 that, at that time, because of Perry’s house rental at the Estates of Barton Creek in Austin, “taxpayers have spent at least $592,000 for rent, utilities, repairs, furnishings and supplies.” The house Perry rents was on the market in 2007 for $1.85 million, according to the article.Barton Estates is not Perry’s only real-estate-related source of bad publicity. Rick Perry and his father have leased a hunting ranch located in Throckmorton, Texas, for decades. The ranch’s name?  Witnesses differ with Perry as to when a rock bearing this name was obscured.

    Sure, Ben Bernanke is the current Federal Reserve chairman -- but after Tuesday's market spasm, everyone seems to be talking about Alan Greenspan and his use of "the 'R' word." But does that mean the ex-Fed chief needs to watch his mouth? Two economists took on the question of free speech versus accountability, in "Morning Call."

  • Greenspan Says Slump Possible, But Not Probable-Report Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted as saying on Thursday that a recession in the United States is possible, though not probable this year as inventory problems in the economy are being addressed quickly, Bloomberg reported.

  • CNBC's Exec Leadership Awards Gala Night Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | 9:07 AM ET
    ELA

    A not so shameless plug here as we'd like to toot our own horn--as we honor others. Last night, CNBC held it's third annual Executive Leadership Awards dinner--to recognize business leaders who make a difference. The event was at the Pierre Hotel in New York City--and CNBC's Melissa Lee covered it for "Squawk Box."

  • Bernanke Meets The Dems: Point, Counterpoint Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | 1:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will address a changed U.S. Congress tomorrow.  Should President Bush’s man in the Fed alter his modus operandi in tune with a Democratic-controlled legislature? Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, says the answer is yes.

  • Housing Experts See Bottom -- Probably Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 4:21 PM ET

    Economists for Fannie Mae and the NAR advise CNBC’s Bill Griffeth to take short-term real-estate figures “with a grain of salt.”

  • In the final installment of cnbc.com's exclusive interview series, the financial markets strategist speaks to CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen about inflation, the Fed and investing in 2007.