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  • Can Bernanke Convince the Market He's on Top of It? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 8:03 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    Housing's in the tank, banks are scared to lend, but oil is at $100 a barrel and inflation is threatening to pick up -- what's a central banker to do?

  • In the Hot Seat Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Ben Bernanke will face Congress Wednesday to deliver the Fed’s biannual economic report. But could the outlook be different now that inflation is flaring?

  • TEXT: Kohn's Speech Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 1:16 PM ET

    The full text of a prepared speech by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald L. Kohn on The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy given on February 26, 2008.

  • Treasury Official Says Fed's Credibility "Rock Solid" Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 8:01 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's credibility on inflation remains untarnished by its aggressive easing of monetary policy in the face of rising price pressures across many global commodity markets, a senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Tuesday.

  • Philly Fed Factory Activity Slumps Further in February Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 8:39 AM ET
    Auto assembly line

    Contraction in U.S. Mid-Atlantic factory production accelerated in February as manufacturers pulled back in anticipation of an economic downturn, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

  • Inflation Gathers Steam as Housing Slides Further Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    US inflation accelerated in January in a worrying sign for the Federal Reserve's campaign to bolster the flagging economy. 

  • Fed Sees Credit, Housing Cutting Into Growth Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 3:01 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing damage from the housing slump and credit crunch.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The text of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting on January 29-30, released on February 20, 2008.

  • Stocks Up for the Week Despite Holiday Sell-Off Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 5:18 PM ET

    Investors usually cash out ahead of a holiday weekend and, in this jittery environment, they found their reasons to sell today: a slew of bleak economic reports and a profit warning from Best Buy.

  • Recession Worries Spur Sell-Off Ahead of Holiday Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    Investors usually cash out ahead of a holiday weekend and, in this jittery environment, they found their reasons to sell today: a slew of bleak economic reports and a profit warning from Best Buy.

  • Data, Best Buy Spook Stocks Ahead of Holiday Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    Investors usually cash out ahead of a holiday weekend and, in this jittery environment, they found their reasons to sell today: a slew of bleak economic reports and a profit warning from Best Buy.

  • Data, Best Buy Spook Stocks Ahead of Holiday Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Investors usually cash out ahead of a holiday weekend and, in this jittery environment, they found their reasons to sell today: a slew of bleak economic reports and a profit warning from Best Buy.

  • Mad Mail: Sending Valentines to Bernanke Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    Plus, an appeal to Verizon's Ivan Seidenberg and more.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.

  • Breaking Up With Uncle Ben Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 7:30 PM ET

    Cramer's tryst with the Fed chief is over. Here's why.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.

  • Big Builders Baffled Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 5:50 PM ET
    NAHB

    I’m not often shocked on this beat, but I am today. I just got a call from a source at one of the big public home builders regarding my blog yesterday about the National Association of Home Builders cutting off PAC money to members of Congress.

  • No Love for Stocks After Intel, Bernanke News Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    U.S. stocks fell deeper into the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that economic growth would be "sluggish" at best in the near term.

  • Bernanke's Gloomy Outlook Sparks Valentine's Selloff Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 2:09 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    On Tuesday, we had the Warren Buffett rally. On Valentine's Day, it was the Ben Bernanke selloff.

  • Reader Poll: Another Rate Cut? Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke Thursday said the outlook for economic growth was sluggish at best...

  • Worries About 'Sluggish' Growth Sink Stocks Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • Stocks Hold Losses After Bernanke Testimony Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.