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  • Rising Food Prices Fuel Chinese Inflation Worries Sunday, 19 Aug 2007 | 6:01 PM ET

    After a run that has seen sizzling growth top 10 percent for four years, analysts say China's supercharged economy is facing strains that could break out into an upsurge of inflation.

  • Oil Jumps on Fed Discount Rate Cut, Hurricane Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    Oil prices jumped Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate to calm financial markets and on concerns Hurricane Dean could hit Gulf of Mexico installations.

  • Peanut butter and jelly maker J.M. Smucker said Friday quarterly profit rose a better-than-expected 42 percent, helped by the acquisition of dairy company Eagle Family Foods, lower restructuring costs and gross margin improvement.

  • German PPI Sinks to Lowest Level Since 2004 Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:12 AM ET

    German producer price inflation dropped last month to its lowest level since early 2004, pushed down by falling energy prices, according to government figures released Friday.

  • Australia's central bank said on Friday it had intervened in foreign exchange markets overnight in an effort to restore some liquidity to the market for the Australian dollar.

  • Oil Drops to $71 as Economic Fears Spur Fund Selling Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    Oil dropped as much as $3 Thursday, as credit and economic fears pounded global financial markets and spurred investor selling.

  • Fed's Poole Says No Need for Emergency U.S. Rate Cut Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 7:53 AM ET

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President William Poole said on Wednesday financial market turmoil had not undermined the U.S. economy and there was no need for the central bank to ride to the rescue with an emergency rate cut.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Eases to Up 1.8% in July Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 5:07 AM ET

    Annual inflation in the 13-nation euro zone currency area eased to 1.8 percent in July to stay well within the European Central Bank's target area even though economists expect it to raise interest rates next month.

  • German July Final Consumer Price Index Rises 0.4% Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 3:41 AM ET

    Consumer prices in Germany rose 0.4% in July from June and were up 1.9% from a year earlier, according to final figures from the Federal Statistics Office.

  • Oil Trades at Higher than $73 on Tropical Storm Worries Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 2:01 PM ET
  • Oil Climbs Back Above $72 as Tropical Storm Develops Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    Oil prices rose on Tuesday as concerns about a newly formed tropical storm in the Atlantic countered fresh troubles in credit markets.

  • 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.