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  • Dollar Gains Versus Yen on Rising Stocks Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 10:43 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as a modest improvement in risk appetite encouraged investors to buy stocks, but it consolidated versus the euro after recent hefty gains.

  • UK Inflation Below Forecasts in Nov. Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 7:49 AM ET

    Britain's inflation rate held steady in November, wrongfooting analysts who had forecast a rise and giving the Bank of England more scope to cut interest rates should the economy weaken sharply.

  • Market Insider/Tuesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:33 AM ET

    Housing starts and earnings from Goldman Sachs and Best Buy are among the headlines the stock market will care about ahead of Tuesday's open.

  • Policymaker Questions Fed Language: WSJ Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 11:21 PM ET

    A U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker is questioning the way the Fed describes risks to the economy in its public statements, The Wall Street Journal Online reported on Monday.

  • Dollar Up vs. Euro on Year-End Deals Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:37 PM ET
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    The dollar rose against the euro Monday, boosted by year-end transactions and speculation of less aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts after last week's strong U.S. inflation numbers.

  • Stocks Close Lower On Economic Worries Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower as fears that inflation was hampering holiday gift-buying combined with wider concerns about the state of the economy.

  • Paulson: Banks Making Progress on Subprime Debt Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:01 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Monday that moves by some big banks to bring off-balance sheet investments tied to subprime mortgages back onto their books would help ward off a widespread credit crunch.

  • NY Fed Factory Index Falls to Seven-Month Low Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    Manufacturing activity in New York State factories declined sharply in December to a seventh-month low with falling new order and shipment indexes, New York Federal Reserve said Monday.

  • Euro Zone Dec. Services PMI Falls, Signals Slowdown Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Euro zone services grew at a slower pace than expected in December, as the banking sector stalled, signaling a slowdown in the single currency area, a key survey showed on Monday.

  • Euro zone services growth cooled more than expected in December as the banking sector stalled while manufacturing activity eased marginally, but in line with forecasts, a key survey showed on Monday.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    As we enter the final stretch of 2007, the stock market may temporarily lose some of its violent mood swings and secure gains for the month and the year.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Surges 3.1% on Food, Oil Prices Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 9:19 AM ET
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    Euro zone inflation surged to 3.1 percent in November, the highest level since May 2001 according to Global Insight and above an earlier estimate of 3 percent, data from the EU statistics agency Eurostat showed on Friday.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 5:07 AM ET

    Consumer inflation data is big on Friday's agenda after Thursday's producer prices showed wholesale level inflation surging at the fastest rate in 34 years.

  • Fed Plan Gets Mixed Reviews From CNBC Guests Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 11:29 AM ET

    Everybody seems to have an opinion on the Federal Reserve's plan to ease the global credit crunch. Here's what some CNBC guests were saying Thursday.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 3:58 AM ET

    Lehman Bros.' fourth-quarter earnings report, producer price inflation data and November retail sales will be factors setting direction for Thursday's markets.

  • Central Banks Make Biggest Joint Action Since 9/11 Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 5:34 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Central banks banded together to make it easier for stressed banks to borrow money in a credit crunch that threatens to knock the U.S. economy into recession.

  • How the Central Bank Credit Plan Will Work Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 4:40 PM ET

    Major central banks, including the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, acted in unison Wednesday in unveiling plans to provide liquidity to the banking system, where funds covering a longer span of time have become scant.

  • Fed: Credit Plan Is Better Than Cutting Interest Rates Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 4:27 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve's plan to ease the global credit crunch has been in the works for a while and will be more effective than cutting interest rates, a senior Fed official said.

  • Outlook '08: Housing Will Be Wild Card For Economy Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 3:50 PM ET
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    Uncertainty and housing. Those are the key words in forecasts of the US economy in 2008.  And just how bad the economy performs depends mostly on the depth and duration of the housing recession and the great unknowns of the credit crunch.

  • Outlook '08: Fixed Income May Make Investors Defensive Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:40 AM ET
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    Investors in US fixed income markets face a laundry list of uncertainties in 2008, which are likely to keep them on the defensive, analysts say. The best course of action may be to diversify.