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  • Greenspan: Recession Chance 'Less than 50-50' Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:27 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The U.S. economy still faces pressure from a drawn-out housing-market slowdown but will "probably not" slip into recession as a result, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.

  • Lending Reform: Let The Battle Begin! Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 4:44 PM ET

    You may or may not have heard, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced his legislation for mortgage lending reform today. This is expected to be the bill that will or will not change the way the mortgage business does business.

  • Gloom & Doom Economist Says Worst Is Yet to Come Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, thinks the worst is yet to come for the global economy. Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box," the economist and managing director of Marc Faber Ltd., explained his bearish outlook -- and offered advice for how to play a glum market.

  • Tiger's Robertson Sees 'Doozy of a Recession' Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:22 PM ET

    Hedge fund legend Julian Robertson said he expects the U.S. economy is heading for a "doozy of a recession."

  • G7 Agenda: Cheap Dollar, Pricey Oil, Tight Credit Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 3:30 PM ET

    Some G7 meetings have come and gone entirely under the radar, but this weekend's meeting of the Group of Seven's (G7) finance ministers is getting lots of attention because of recent market turmoil and the weakening dollar.

  • Bernanke: Uncertainty 'Pervasive' for Fed Policymakers Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers weigh a broad range of economic scenarios to determine the right moves on interest rates during times of uncertainty, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.

  • Fed's Hoenig Says 'Wait and See' on Interest Rates Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policy maker Thomas Hoenig said on Wednesday he was open minded about the future direction of U.S. interest rates but was on alert for fallout from financial market woes.

  • Dow Feeling Some Pain But There Is Good News Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    Here's what we have today: 1) Fed Beige Book a little more downbeat, talking about slower growth and softer consumer, but noting that global growth remains strong.

  • Housing Slump Deepens, While Inflation Heats Up Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Groundbreaking for new homes and permits for future building both hit a 14-year low last month, reviving worry about a deepening housing slump and fueling hopes for more interest-rate cuts.

  • Beige Book: Full Text Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:23 PM ET

    The summary of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and based on information collected on or before October 5, 2007.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 9:44 PM ET

    Wall Street will try to shake off its housing induced malaise on Wednesday, with the help of some good earnings news from the tech world. But key inflation and housing data and another batch of major earnings before the bell will be play a big role in deciding the course for stocks.

  • Foreign Investors Bail As Paulson States The Obvious Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    Today we have a case of foreigners pulling the rip cord, and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson stating the obvious: Housing stinks and it's getting worse. Foreigner investors in August dumped U.S. stocks at a rate nearly four times greater than in any other one month period.

  • Bernanke Spooks Investors With Market Outlook Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, President Bush's top economic adviser, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House after Bush named him to take over the Federal Reserve from retiring Alan Greenspan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. It was the third time in as many years the president has turned to the 51-year-old Bernanke for a sensitive post. Bush named him to the Fed board in 2002, then made him chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors by saying a full recovery in financial markets may not happen right away.

  • Foreigners Dumped U.S. Assets in August Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 12:24 PM ET

    Foreign investors fled from U.S. assets in August as a meltdown in the U.S. subprime mortgage market triggered a global credit crunch, Treasury Department data showed on Tuesday.

  • Paulson: Housing Remains Drag on Economy, Markets Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 11:59 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the  housing correction would continue to hurt the economy and financial markets and called for assistance for homeowners.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    The text to a speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on "The Recent Financial Turmoil and its Economic and Policy Consequences" on October 15, 2007 in New York City.

  • Bernanke Speech Dominates Street Talk Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    My thoughts this Tuesday morning: 1) Ben Bernanke's speech widely discussed on the Street this morning. Traders wondering why he didn't talk about energy and food prices; further evidence that core inflation is what matters to the Fed.

  • Consumer Sentiment Edges Lower in October Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 10:35 AM ET

    U.S. consumer sentiment fell slightly in early October to its lowest in more than a year as uncertainty grew about the extent of the housing slump, a survey released Friday showed.

  • Bush Says He Believes in Strong Dollar Policy Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 1:56 AM ET

    President Bush said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday that he believes in a "strong dollar policy" and that a trade war with China is not in the US interest.