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  • What is Buffett Looking for in Europe? Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 8:15 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The Oracle of Omaha is looking for European businesses with pre-tax profits of at least $75 million, but he says the bigger the better. The tour began in Frankfurt, continues in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday and rolls on to Madrid and Milan later in the week.

  • Euro Shares to Fall on Inflation Worries Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 2:45 AM ET

    European shares were set to fall on Tuesday, snapping a four-session winning streak, tracking a mixed performance on Wall Street and weaker Asian stock markets as persistently high oil prices fuelled concerns about rising inflation.

  • Australian Central Bank Considered May Rate Hike Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 12:35 AM ET

    Australia's central bank actively considered raising interest rates earlier this month as inflation was uncomfortably high, minutes of its May policy meeting showed on Tuesday, sending the Australian dollar to 24-year highs.

  • Bank of Japan Keeps Rates Steady in Uncertain Times Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:26 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan left interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent on Tuesday, as expected, opting to take more time to determine when the fog will clear from the economy -- both in Japan and around the world.

  • Dollar Rises as Markets Shift Focus to Inflation Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    The dollar rose on Monday, rebounding from a 2-1/2 week low against the euro as equities rallied and an economic forecasting gauge showed the U.S. economy, while weak, has so far managed to avoid recession.

  • Will Fed Have to Raise Interest Rates Soon? Monday, 19 May 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    A few Federal Reserve policy-makers have begun talking openly about the need to raise interest rates, but it appears more likely the U.S. central bank will stay on hold until early 2009.

  • Investors Jump Into Stocks Amid Hopes Worst Is Over Monday, 19 May 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    People pass the statue of the bull near Wall Street in New York on Jan. 5, 2004, file photo. Artist Arturo Di Modica, who sculpted and owns the famous statue, is selling it to the highest bidder with a catch: it must stay where it is and be donated to the city of New York. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    World stocks rallied Monday amid signs investors were becoming more confident that the worst of the economic slump might be over.

  • Economists Predict Shallow Recession, Slow Recovery Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    The worst of the  housing slump and the credit crunch might come to an end this year, economists say, but the economy will weaken further and unemployment will rise.

  • Economy Is Weak, But No Recession, Indicators Show Monday, 19 May 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    The U.S. economy is weak but does not appear to be in a recession, according to a key forecasting gauge, the Conference Board reported.

  • Buffett: Fallout From Credit Crisis Not Over Yet Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The fallout from the global credit crisis is not over yet, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday.

  • Trichet: Significant Market Correction Ongoing Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:51 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet warned on Monday that the end of the credit crunch was not yet in sight and the world was experiencing an "ongoing and very significant market correction."

  • Gloom & Doom Economist: Credit Crunch Will Spread Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:13 AM ET

    The credit crunch is far from over and is likely to hit sectors other than housing, Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report”, told "Squawk Box Europe."

  • China Inflation Might Spill Out of Food Monday, 19 May 2008 | 1:24 AM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    China's inflation might spill over from food to other sectors as strong domestic consumption convinces producers that they will not lose market share if they raise prices to increase profits, a senior official said in remarks published on Monday.

  • China Mourns Quake Victims, Hit by Fresh Aftershock Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 7:27 PM ET
    An earthquake survivor looks for remains from his collapsed house following last week earthquake in Leigu near the town of Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday, May 20, 2008 .(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    China began three days of national mourning on Monday for more than 30,000 victims of an earthquake that struck a week ago.

  • Dollar Battered by Lowly US Consumer Sentiment Friday, 16 May 2008 | 4:00 PM ET
    Dollar Bill

    The dollar extended losses against the euro and gave up gains versus the yen Friday, hurt by a report showing that U.S. consumer confidence tumbled to its lowest in 28 years in May.

  • Paulson: Economy Is Better But Housing Still a Threat Friday, 16 May 2008 | 12:11 PM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The US economy and financial markets will improve by year-end but housing still poses the biggest threat to the economy, Treasury Secretary Paulson predicted.

  • Lady EUROpa and the Monetary Bull Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    - Notes from an ECB groupie's travelog -

  • Credit Problems Spreading Beyond Mortgages: FDIC Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said on Friday that another wave of U.S. credit stress was coming, involving non-mortgage loans.

  • Housing Starts Show Surprising Growth in April Friday, 16 May 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    Construction starts on new homes rose by a surprisingly strong 8.2 percent in April and applications for new building permits turned up for the first time in five months.

  • Fed's Lockhart: Economy May Avoid Recession Friday, 16 May 2008 | 7:54 AM ET

    The U.S. economy may avoid recession but it is likely to remain weak at least until the end of the year, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart told "Squawk Box" on Friday.