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  • 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.

  • AMT Is Still Hovering Over 20 Million More Taxpayers Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 5:43 PM ET

    Time is running out for U.S. lawmakers to prevent millions of unsuspecting middle-income taxpayers from being hit with a tax meant for the very rich.

  • 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.

  • Top Fed Officials Cast Doubt on Further Rate Cuts Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    Two top Federal Reserve officials on Friday suggested the U.S. economy is unlikely to need lower borrowing costs even as it navigates a possibly rocky stretch in the economy.

  • Dump the Dollar, China State TV Tells Viewers Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!

  • Fed's Poole Casts Doubt on Rate Cut Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    A top Federal Reserve official said it would take sharper than expected slowdown in growth to change the Fed's monetary policy stance in a Dow Jones interview released on Friday, casting doubt on market expectations for more interest rate cuts.

  • Mortgage Crisis May Slash Lending Up to $2 Trillion Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    The mortgage crisis could have a "dramatic" impact on the  economy by forcing banks and other financial firms to cut lending up  to $2 trillion, a Goldman economist said.

  • Paulson Signals He Expects Dollar Rebound Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday Washington was following a strong dollar policy and indicated he expected it to rebound, emphasising the U.S. economy's long-term strength should help the currency.

  • Industrial Production Unexpectedly Falls 0.5% Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:13 AM ET

    U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in October, logging a 0.5 percent decrease, as output shrank at factories, mines and utilities, a Federal Reserve report on Friday showed.

  • Fed's Kroszner: Policy to Aid Economy in Rough Patch Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's current policy stance should be just right to help the U.S. economy weather a rough patch in months ahead without triggering inflation, Fed Governor Randall Kroszner said on Friday.

  • China Says Food Price Jump Not From Shortages Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:28 PM ET

    China's surging food prices reflect international price rises and evolving domestic demand, senior agricultural officials said, denying risks of absolute shortages to feed a nation of over 1.3 billion.

  • $3 Gasoline Can't Stop Thanksgiving Travel, AAA Says Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 1:23 PM ET
    Drivers on Interstate 580 approach the MacArthur Maze interchange in heavy traffic on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, near Oakland, Calif. A portion of the interchange collapsed Sunday morning after a tanker truck carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline overturned and burst into flames. Despite worries about commute nightmares stemming from the closure of two main arteries, Interstate 580 traffic was only slightly worse than normal on Tuesday morning.    (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Millions of Americans will drive their cars to visit family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday, even though gasoline is above $3.00 per gallon, travel and leisure group AAA said Thursday.

  • Dollar Mixed on Uncertainty over Credit Storm Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 11:26 AM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar rose against the euro but slipped against the yen Thursday as fears about the credit crunch's impact and falling equity markets led investors to pare back on profitable but extended trades.

  • US Stocks Fall On Credit Worries Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 11:16 AM ET

    US stocks closed an uneasy session lower as investors, uncertain if the worst of the credit crisis is over, refrained from extending Tuesday's huge advance.

  • Consumer Inflation Remains Tame in October Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:33 AM ET
    Cash Register

    U.S. consumer prices rose a brisk 0.3 percent in October, which was in line with expectations and driven by the sharpest rise in energy costs in five months, the government reported on Thursday.

  • China's Industrial Output Eases, but Still Strong Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 11:21 PM ET
    China Trade

    China's industrial production slowed more than expected in October under the weight of government tightening measures, but growth was still by far the strongest of any major economy.

  • Dollar Slides vs. Euro as Credit Fears Linger Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 2:16 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday as continued worries that a struggling U.S. housing sector and lingering credit problems weighed on sentiment and left intact a long-term declining trend.

  • Retail Sales Rise Sluggish 0.2%; Inflation Is Tame Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    U.S. retail sales rose a sluggish 0.2 percent in October while an inflation measure grew less than expected, according to government data Wednesday that may give the Federal Reserve more leeway to prop up a slowing economy.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech: Federal Reserve Communications Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

    The prepared speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Federal Reserve communications at the Cato Institute 25th Annual Monetary Conference in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2007.

  • Euro Zone Third-Quarter GDP Beats Expectations Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 8:01 AM ET

    Euro zone growth rebounded more strongly than expected in the third quarter thanks to its three biggest economies, data showed, but economists said a looming slowdown would help keep ECB interest rates on hold.