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  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    Earnings from J.P. Morgan and some other big companies could sway the market's early direction, but traders are closely watching oil to see if it will make or break the upswing in stocks.

  • Rolling Crises Delay Fed Anti-Inflation Battle Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 3:34 PM ET

    The global financial crisis is far from over—threatening to leave Federal Reserve interest rate policy on hold indefinitely.

  • Stocks Close With Huge Rally As Oil Plunges Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed with huge gains as drop in oil prices boosted sectors previously battered by energy costs. Financials also moved sharply higher.

  • Oil Fever Breaking? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    I think it's WAY too early to say "oil fever is breaking" or call a top here for oil prices. Yes, oil futures dropped sharply again today, gold has followed ,and the grains (corn, wheat, soybean futures) are also down.

  • Fed Worried About Rising Inflation at June Meeting Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    U.S. Federal Reserve policy makers fretted at their most recent meeting that growing inflation risks may require an interest rate hike, but agreed that the outlook for both prices and growth was still too uncertain, minutes of the meeting showed.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:05 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its June 24-25 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • My Interview with Senator Jim Bunning Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 1:34 PM ET

    What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY). Mr. Bunning is a Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Kilduff: Consumers Should Enjoy Oil Price Fall--For Now Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
    John Kilduff

    As I have been saying, much of the recent sizzle in the race toward almost daily record price levels is attributable to the tensions over Iran, and the recent tangible statements and actions by Israel, Iran, and the US, in terms of military exercises.

  • Bunning Squawks at Paulson and Bernanke…Good for Bunning Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    I see this morning that some of my CNBC colleagues are talking down to Jim Bunning, almost making fun of him as some sort of “odd duck,” because the Kentucky senator dared to squawk back at Henry Paulson (and for that matter Ben Bernanke) during yesterday’s Senate hearings on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Bernanke: Fed's Top Focus Is Financial Stability Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 10:52 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a House panel Wednesday a top Fed priority is restoring financial calm even as "too high" inflation and weak growth threaten the economy.

  • Stocks Jump as Oil Slides, Banks Surge Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    Stocks pushed higher as oil plunged for the second day in a row and financials staged an across-the-board rally that stemmed investor pessimism about the effects of inflation on the economy.

  • Industrial Production Unexpectedly Rebounds in June Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 9:50 AM ET
    Worker in an Alcoa plant.

    US industrial production unexpectedly rebounded in June by 0.5 percent, its biggest jump in nearly a year, as utility and mining output soared and manufacturing reversed two months of declines, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

  • CPI: Where Costs are Rising Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    Today's CPI data follows yesterday's disappointing PPI.  The 1.1% rise in the month of June is the biggest one month rise since September 2005 and the biggest year over year increase since 1991.  Here is a break down of where costs are rising the most.

  • Democrats See a Need for Further Economic Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    Many economists have concluded that a second dose of government stimulus spending is required to prevent a broad economic unraveling and provide relief to millions of Americans grappling with joblessness, plunging home prices and tight credit.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    Oil's move could be a key trend in Wednesday's markets, as traders watch more Fed testimony, a bunch of earnings reports and another helping of inflation data.

  • Fast & Furious Trades: Oil, Airlines... Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    Check out our “Fast & Furious” trades. Yes, now we bring you even more Fast ways to trade tomorrow's market moving events.

  • Rate Hikes Off The Table Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Has the Fed changed its tune? Are we imagining things or did Ben Bernnake hint on Tuesday that interest rates aren’t going anywhere?

  • Oil Sell-Off: Don't Blame Bernanke, It's The Banks Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch sector strategist Brian Belski's comments may have overshadowed Bernanke's testimony in some traders' minds. In a research note this morning, he called for a possible end to the commodities cycle (stocks, not futures) after such a strong first half of the year.

  • Dow Closes Below 11,000 as Banks Slide Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower following a zig-zag day marked by a plunge in oil and a barrage of statements and news from economic policy makers, and a resurgence for the beaten-down financial sector.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Stagflation Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    Dismal data on inflation and retail sales released on Tuesday flashed fresh signs of stagflation in the U.S. economy...