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  • Market Looks to Fed for Insight on Inflation Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    The main event this week is the Fed meeting on Tuesday and investors will tune in to see if Bernanke & Co. offer any insight on inflation. Plus, more earnings, including Cisco, P&G and AIG.

  • Cramer Was Right Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    And Ben Bernanke was wrong. A year later we look back to see whose strategy was best for this country.

  • Despite Stagnate Wages, Feds Still Fear Wage Spiral Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    The surges this year in oil and food prices could not have come at a worse moment for the typical American worker, who has not had a raise to speak of in this decade. Still, the Federal Reserve’s policy makers - its governors and the presidents of its regional banks - are convinced that wage pressures could emerge unexpectedly, The New York Times reports.

  • Oil Prices May Be Unlikely Savior For US Economy Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    The US economy, desperately looking to stave off a recession, might find salvation in an unlikely place: volatile oil prices.

  • Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Economy Growing Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:35 AM ET
    Street crowd

    An emergency dose of government stimulus helped the U.S. economy grow at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the second quarter, a soft pace but enough to take it off a path perilously close to recession.

  • GDP Likely to Show Gain, Mostly Due to Stimulus Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 5:47 PM ET
    Tax Refund Check

    The US economy probably grew modestly in the second quarter, but analysts believe Thursday's GDP report will mainly reflect the help from stimulus checks.

  • Fed Extends Emergency Borrowing for Wall Street Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 8:55 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve said it is extending its emergency borrowing program to Wall Street firms and is taking other steps to ease a severe credit crunch that has hobbled the national economy.

  • Economic Headwinds Increasing: Fed's Stern Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:14 AM ET
    Federal Reserve

    Inflation is a concern in the United States and headwinds to economic growth may be  picking up, Minneapolis Fed President Gary Stern said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.

  • SEC Plans to Broaden Curbs on Short Sales: Cox Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    The top U.S. securities regulator remains steadfast in a plan to broaden an emergency rule to curb abusive short selling despite opposition from the hedge fund industry and other short sellers.

  • Wednesday's Top Videos: Rates, Cramer & More Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    See what Beijing is doing to tackle its air pollution problems and listen to a CEO's comments on New York's real estate business. Following are today's top videos:

  • Beige Book: Full Text Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 2:03 PM ET

    The following is the full text of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve on July 23, 2008 and based on information collected on or before July 14, 2008:

  • Fed Sees More Sluggish Growth, Rising Inflation Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 2:03 PM ET

    The pace of U.S. economic activity slowed somewhat through mid-July and price pressures were elevated or increasing across the country, the Federal Reserve said.

  • House to Vote on Foreclosure Rescue Bill Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 4:06 AM ET
    A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    The government would help struggling homeowners get new, cheaper loans and be allowed to offer troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a cash infusion as part of legislation that aims to calm the chaotic housing market.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    Oil's trend lower has whipped up buying in stocks and could do the same Wednesday, if a string of major blue chips' earnings don't disappoint before the opening bell.

  • Pickens: Not Pushing Energy Plan to Make Money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Oilman T. Boone Pickens says he's pushing his alternative energy proposal to Congress not because he wants to make money through his own businesses, but because he knows how to solve the nation's energy problem.

  • Immelt: US Faces 'Tough Times,' Global Growth Strong Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    U.S. consumers are going to continue to feel pain until housing prices stabilize, even though global growth remains mostly strong, General Electric Chairman Jeff Immelt said.

  • Fed's Plosser: Time For Interest Rate Increase Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:35 AM ET
    Charles Plosser

    To fend off inflation, the Federal Reserve probably will need to boost interest rates "sooner rather than later" even if employment and financial conditions haven't revived, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Tuesday.

  • Paulson: Housing Market Could Turn Corner Soon Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 8:50 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said America's housing market could turn a corner and begin recovering within months, but it will take longer to resolve all housing-related problems.

  • Paulson: U.S. Banking System Fundamentally Sound Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:26 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The U.S. economy needs months to recover from its slowdown, but the banking system remains sound despite a home mortgage crisis that could cause more problems, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.

  • Fewer Economists Call for Second Half Rebound Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:57 AM ET

    The U.S. economy may have avoided a recession but will grow below trend for some time as firms face higher prices for a range of goods that will cut into profits, according to a panel of economists surveyed.