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  • 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.

  • Trouble at Fannie and Freddie Stirs Concern Abroad Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | 8:10 PM ET

    For more than a decade, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the housing giants that make the American mortgage market run, have attracted overseas investors with a simple pitch: the securities they issue are just as good as the United States government’s, and they usually pay better.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 6:35 PM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks are casting a wary eye on oil and, lacking any dramatic events, earnings news could steer the market.

  • Commentary: Why the Fed Should Be Buying Dollars Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 6:25 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    A quick, decisive, Fed-led program of dollar purchasing would  stabilize the currency and re-set levels for the 40-plus nations pegged against it. It would bring oil prices down by an estimated 20 to 30 percent.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 9:36 PM ET

    Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings report turned the tide ahead of the open.

  • My Interview With Congressman Ron Paul Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:49 PM ET

    What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with former Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. We talked about inflation, bailouts, the Fed's role, Fannie & Freddie and much more. Last night's K&C market panel also joined in the discussion.

  • Filings For Jobless Benefits Rise Less Than Expected Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits rose by a less-than-expected 18,000 last week to 366,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis, a Labor Department report showed on Thursday.