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  • Stocks Struggle to Hold Gains; Coke Leads Dow Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Tuesday as the rally started in bank stocks and then filtered into the broader market.

  • Dow Attempts Gains as Banks Rally Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    Blue chips tried to muster an advance Tuesday, encouraged by a rally in bank stocks, but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud.

  • Bernanke Inflation Warning Fans Worries of Rate Hike Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    World stocks hit their lowest in almost two months, major government bonds tumbled and the dollar jumped after the Fed chief fired another warning on inflation.

  • Bernanke Crimps Stocks; Banks Rally Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Stocks opoened lower Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said late Monday high energy prices risk increasing inflation.

  • Fed's Fisher: Weak Dollar Feeds Inflation Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve will not allow inflation to get out of control and is aware of the danger that a weaker dollar could feed into higher prices, one of its top policy-makers said.

  • Oil Spike Helps Market Lose Ground Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    Futures are lower this morning, as Ben Bernanke reiterated what two other Fed officials said yesterday: that the Fed would strongly resist higher inflation, implying that rate hikes might come sooner than expected.

  • Voters Say ‘Drill’ But Neither Candidate Gets It Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Public worry number one is now oil, jobs, and the economy, with the inflationary woes of the U.S. dollar right underneath. The candidate who can connect with these issues will win in November. But so far neither Obama nor McCain are dealing with the new political reality.

  • Small Business Confidence at Lowest Since 1980 Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Small business owner confidence in the U.S. economy deteriorated to its lowest in 28 years, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • Fed's Rosengren: Impact of Energy Costs Not Yet Seen Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:26 AM ET

    Rising food and energy costs are still trickling through the economy, complicating the outlook for inflation, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Tuesday.

  • Doll: Fed Doesn't Want to Raise Rates Any Time Soon Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 7:44 AM ET

    The worst of the credit crunch is over, but the Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates on hold for a long time despite a surge in oil prices, as the U.S. economy still has to prove it is stabilizing, money manager Bob Doll said on Tuesday.

  • Japan Machine Orders Rebound, Capex Seen Soft Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 10:29 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japan's core machinery orders, a leading gauge of capital spending, rebounded in April after a two-month streak of declines, but the economic outlook remained murky with firms facing risks of inflation and slowing growth.

  • Bernanke: Energy Prices Raise Inflation Risks Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Monday sounded a warning over soaring energy costs and said the central bank would "strongly resist" any tendency for an inflationary psychology to take hold.

  • Dollar Climbs on Treasury, Fed Remarks Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 7:02 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar jumped  as top Treasury and Federal Reserve officials voiced concern about its recent slide, raising the chances that officials could step into the foreign exchange market to support the U.S. currency.

  • Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson  declined to rule out intervening in currency markets to stabilize the dollar, but said strong economic fundamentals would "shine through."

  • Malaysia Ministers Take Pay Cut to Save Costs Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 9:12 AM ET
    Visiting Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, right, and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi pose outside the latter's office in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, June 26, 2006. Nazarbayev arrived in Malaysia Sunday for a three-day visit. (AP Photo/Bazuki Muhammad, Pool)

    Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, trying to assuage public anger over a steep hike in fuel prices, said on Monday government ministers would take a 10 percent cut in allowances.

  • Bush: Strong Dollar is in U.S. Interest Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    President Bush said Monday a strong dollar was in the interest of the United States and the global economy, and that energy prices were high.

  • Japan Firms Borrow More to Cover Materials Costs Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 12:02 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japanese bank lending in May rose at its fastest annual pace in more than a year, as firms borrowed more to cover rising energy and material costs, but economists said the rise did not signal a stronger economy.

  • Gas Prices Hit National Average of $4 a Gallon Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | 5:52 PM ET
    New York Gas Prices at $4 per gallon

    Gas prices have been above $4 in some areas for a while now but for the first time, the national average hit $4 a gallon.

  • Wild Ride on Wall Street May Not Be Over Yet Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    Fasten your seatbelt, it could be a wild ride on Wall Street again this week as investors lick their wounds from Friday's market mayhem and brace for a key inflation report.

  • The Week Ahead: Oil, Apple Inflation Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    In Friday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how they’re playing oil, Apple and inflation data in the week ahead.