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  • Fed Sees A Blue Christmas as Growth Slows Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:47 PM ET

    The economy grew at a slower pace in the late fall as shoppers watched their pennies heading into the busy holiday season.

  • Economy Will Be Hit Hard Even Without Recession Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 2:24 PM ET

    The  economy may avoid a recession in the year ahead but it's almost certain that there will be months of slow growth.

  • Fed's Kohn "Be Nimble" But Will Fed "Be Quick" With Cuts? Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, in one speech, has changed Wall Street's view on the Fed. While most market players have expected the Fed to cut rates, the Fed itself seemed to be sending another message and that had some investors vexed.

  • Durable Goods Orders Fall for Third Straight Month Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 9:21 AM ET

    New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made manufactured goods dropped for a third month in a row during October and companies appeared wary about making new investments, according to a Commerce Department report on Wednesday.

  • Consumer Mood Worsens Due to Gas Prices, Markets Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 12:08 PM ET

    U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in November to  a two-year low on worries about rising gas prices and financial market volatility.

  • Goldman Slashes Growth Outlook, Sees Lower Rates Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs on Tuesday slashed its target for the expected trough in U.S. benchmark interest rates by a full percentage point, citing an increased probability of recession and the likelihood of a prolonged period of sluggish performance for the U.S. economy.

  • Dollar Gains in Volatile Session After Citi News Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:09 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar rose against most major currencies Tuesday after Citigroup Inc.  said it will sell a $7.5 billion stake to the Abu Dhabi government, restoring some confidence in battered U.S. banks.

  • Happy Holidays? Recession Worries Are On the Rise Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 6:26 PM ET
    Foreclosured Home

    A parade of economic data in the next couple weeks will tell volumes about the economy and the Fed’s chances for achieving a soft landing.

  • Dollar Little Changed vs. Euro on US Rate Outlook Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:43 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar was little changed against the euro and down against the yen Monday with investors finding few reasons to change their view that more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts are imminent.

  • Ex-U.S. Treasury Head Summers: Recession Likely Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    The odds now point to a U.S. economic recession that slows global growth significantly even if necessary policy changes are implemented, former U.S. Treasury secretary Larry Summers said.

  • 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.

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