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  • Dollar Recovers Slightly vs. Euro, Yen in Thin Volume Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 11:26 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The euro set a fresh record high against the dollar early  Friday, though the $1.50 level remained out of reach when the euro was knocked more than a cent off its peak by comments from a euro zone policymaker.

  • Dollar Marks Thanksgiving with Record Lows vs. Euro Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 12:25 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar hit new record lows against the euro, the Swiss franc and a basket of currencies on Thursday on growing belief that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again next month.

  • Americans In A Foul Mood As Holidays Approach Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    The mood among consumers hit the skids in November as gasoline prices soared and the housing slump worsened.

  • Fed Sees Slower Growth But Wary of Cutting Rates Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:33 PM ET
    Cash Register

    The Federal Reserve is expecting slower growth and lower inflation next year. But minutes from the Fed's October meeting show policymarkers were reluctant to cut interest rates further.

  • Dollar Hits Record Low Against Euro Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:56 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar slid to a record low versus the euro after minutes of the Federal Reserve's October meeting failed to give a clear indication on the central bank's next move on rates.

  • Markets, Fed Still at Odds Over Outlook for Economy Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:01 AM ET
    Traders at SIG Specialists trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange talk among themselves shortly after the opening bell Monday, April 18, 2005, in New York.  Stocks regained some stability Monday following a three-day selloff as strong first-quarter earnings and a pair of merger announcements lent some support to a market battered by worries about economic growth.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    The  Fed and financial markets remain at odds over where the economy and interest rates are heading, and fresh Fed forecasts to be released Tuesday are unlikely to bridge that gap.

  • Market Insider/Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    One of my mother's favorite lines is the one about not saying anything if you can't think of something nice to say. Well that was the story of the markets Monday. What a day of angst. Look at this headline from a note sent by MF Global's Andy Brenner Monday afternoon: "The market has traded like a crazed man with no liquidity." Yikes.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Yen as Risk-Taking Eases Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 1:48 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the yen but held steady versus the euro Monday as global stock losses and high oil prices stoked uncertainty about the health of the U.S. economy and left investors wary of risky trades.

  • The painful collapse of the housing market along with the credit crunch will weigh down economic growth in the final three months of this year and cause economic activity to lag in 2008.

  • Dollar Falls But Upcoming Gain Seen Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 4:33 PM ET

    The dollar slipped on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month, with dealers wary of adding much to extended bets against the greenback with so much uncertainty surrounding the credit market.

  • Dump the Dollar, China State TV Tells Viewers Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!

  • Paulson Signals He Expects Dollar Rebound Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday Washington was following a strong dollar policy and indicated he expected it to rebound, emphasising the U.S. economy's long-term strength should help the currency.

  • Fed's Kroszner: Policy to Aid Economy in Rough Patch Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's current policy stance should be just right to help the U.S. economy weather a rough patch in months ahead without triggering inflation, Fed Governor Randall Kroszner said on Friday.

  • Dollar Mixed on Uncertainty over Credit Storm Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 11:26 AM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar rose against the euro but slipped against the yen Thursday as fears about the credit crunch's impact and falling equity markets led investors to pare back on profitable but extended trades.

  • Dollar Slides vs. Euro as Credit Fears Linger Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 2:16 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday as continued worries that a struggling U.S. housing sector and lingering credit problems weighed on sentiment and left intact a long-term declining trend.

  • Fed to Offer More Forecasts on Economy, Inflation Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve said it will make economic projections for longer periods and distribute them more often in an effort to shed light on the likely path of interest rates and optimal levels of inflation.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech: Federal Reserve Communications Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

    The prepared speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Federal Reserve communications at the Cato Institute 25th Annual Monetary Conference in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2007.

  • US Rate Decision Depends on Data: Fed's Fisher Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 6:20 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said on Wednesday a decision on interest rates at the central bank's December meeting would depend on coming data, but emphasised that the economic risks were not all on the downside.

  • Suddenly, Inflation Isn't The Market's Bogeyman Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 5:06 PM ET
    Cash Register

    The good news is that inflation is less of a worry. The bad news is that economic growth is more of one.  The change in perception comes as investors prepare for key inflation data this week.

  • Dollar Edges Down on US Economic Concerns Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:51 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar slipped against most currencies Tuesday, resuming a long-term decline after a brief respite on Monday as investors expected further signs of housing weakness and sluggish consumer spending that could hurt U.S. growth.