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  • Inflation Gauge Ticks Up as Trade Gap Narrows Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    U.S. producer prices rose by a more-than-expected 0.6% in July, Labor Department data on Tuesday showed, but the gain was driven by energy costs and core inflation facing producers grew only slightly.

  • Inflation Boosts Chinese July Retail Sales Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 1:19 AM ET

    China's retail sales growth accelerated in July, the government said on Tuesday, reflecting strong household spending in the world's fourth-largest economy but also a pick-up in inflation that is worrying policy makers.

  • Food Boosts Chinese July Inflation to Ten-Year High Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | 11:34 PM ET

    Galloping food prices boosted Chinese consumer inflation to 5.6% in July, the highest rate in more than a decade, leaving the central bank with a dilemma over whether to tighten policy further. 

  • Oil Erases Most Early Losses on Central Bank Moves Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 5:44 PM ET

    Oil edged lower on Friday as the crisis in world credit markets weighed on investor sentiment, but a late rally after central banks plowed more cash into the financial system erased most of the day's losses.

  • A market crash, currency meltdowns, bubbles and war … Alan Greenspan weathered them all during his stint as Fed chief.

  • Though it may not seem like much by the relatively loquacious and candid ways of his successor Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan was a proponent of transparency and made the Fed more transparent than his predecessors– even if his speeches and official testimony were memorably obtuse.

  • Tracts about the Federal Reserve and its chairmen may not fill book shelves the way ones about the Constitution, the Supreme Court or presidents do, but they've be come more common in recent years.

  • Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan ran the central bank during interesting times, marked by many significant global events and financial shocks, which will no doubt figure into his aptly titled, forthcoming book “The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World”.  Here are the major events and moments of the Greenspan era.

  • Alan Greenspan has received more than his share of awards and honorary degrees in his storied career. Earlier this year, Greenspan was the recipient of a special Lifetime Achievement Award at  CNBC's third annual Executive Leadership Awards ceremony in New York.

  • China's Wholesale Inflation Rate Dips in July Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 2:28 AM ET

    China's wholesale inflation rate unexpectedly slowed in July, showing cost pressures at the factory gate remain in check despite a food-related surge in consumer prices.

  • Oil Rises as U.S. Draws Outweigh Economy Worries Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    Oil rose Wednesday, as draws in U.S. crude and gasoline stockpiles overcame wider concerns about the health of the world's largest economy.

  • Oil Stays Above $72 on U.S. Refinery Problems Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 5:28 PM ET

    Crude oil prices rose Tuesday, pulling out of a nosedive after news of new refinery problems in the United States rekindled supply worries during the summer driving season.

  • Oil and gasoline futures plunged Monday, on concerns about the economy's health and as investors sold to lock in profits from last week's record-setting rally.

  • Oil Dips Near $75 on Weak Economic Data Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 4:40 PM ET

    Oil tumbled below $76 per barrel Friday, dragged down as disappointing U.S. economic data helped send stock markets down again

  • Oil Climbs as OPEC Says No Output Hike Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:50 PM ET

    Oil rose near an all-time high on Thursday, as OPEC officials said the producer group would not hike output, despite concerns of a supply shortfall.

  • Euro-Zone Rates Stay at 4%, U.K. Remains at 5.75% Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept its core lending rate at 4% Thursday, as widely expected, but a hike in September was signaled. The Bank of England also held steady, leaving rates at 5.75%.

  • Oil Falls More Than $2 to $76 After Hitting New Record Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    Oil prices retreated after jumping to a new record Wednesday on the government's report of a steep drop in crude inventories and surge in refinery activity.

  • Oil futures settled at a record high above $78 Tuesday on expectations that crude inventories fell last week and reports of new violence in Nigeria, a large oil producer and key supplier to the U.S.

  • Inflation in the 13 nations that use the euro fell to 1.8 % in July, the EU statistics agency said Tuesday, as business confidence weakened from a near-record high.

  • Oil Slips on Profit Taking, Supply Worries Persist Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | 3:29 PM ET

    Oil fell on Monday as traders took profits after supply concerns sent prices above $77 abarrel last week and near record highs.