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  • ECB's Noyer Warns of Explosive Global Inflation Mix Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    ECB policymaker Christian Noyer said on Tuesday that an explosive mix of soaring commodity prices and "permissive" monetary policy in some countries with dollar pegs could trigger an inflationary spiral which would hurt poor nations most.

  • Retail Sales Show Strength Outside of Auto Sector Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Retail sales weakened modestly in April, but outside the hard-pressed auto sector they showed more resiliency than anticipated.

  • Fed's Pianalto Says Inflation 'A Key Risk' Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 7:10 AM ET

    Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Sandra Pianalto said on Tuesday that although core U.S. price measures were climbing faster than she wanted, Fed monetary policy was compatible with low inflation.

  • UK Home Prices Face Widespread Declines in April Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:57 AM ET

    UK housing sentiment slumped to record lows in April, underscoring continued weakness in the sector and piling pressure on the Bank of England at a time when snowballing inflation could force it to keep interest rates on hold.  

  • UK Inflation Jumps, Curbing Rate Cut Expectations Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:31 AM ET

    Soaring food and fuel bills pushed up Britain's inflation rate by its biggest amount in nearly six years, further denting expectations of interest rate cuts despite a slowing economy.

  • Dimon: Credit Crunch Over, Not Recession Threat Monday, 12 May 2008 | 2:52 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    JPMorgan Chase Chairman and Chief Executive Jamie Dimon Monday told bank investors that while the current credit market crunch may soon be over, the U.S. economy could still face a deep and extended recession

  • Dollar Gains Vs. Yen as Investors Snap Up Stocks Monday, 12 May 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    The dollar rose versus the Japanese yen and Swiss franc Monday as investors snapped up riskier assets such as stocks, encouraged by a dip in oil prices and unexpectedly strong earnings from HSBC.

  • Fed's Evans Indicates Fed May Cut Rates Further Monday, 12 May 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
    Charles Evans

    Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said that U.S. interest rates are "accommodative" and at the right level given a weak growth outlook, but then indicated that the Fed could still be open to cutting rates further.

  • Inflation, Housing Data Lead Busy Economic Week Monday, 12 May 2008 | 6:28 AM ET

    It's a busy week on the economic calendar, with the consumer price index, data on housing starts and the Philly Fed index all expected.

  • Market Insider: Energy Price Predictions Friday, 9 May 2008 | 1:52 PM ET

    With increasing anxiety, the stock market is looking over its shoulder at the energy markets. Oil briefly topped $126 per barrel today, and as oil trades above $125, we wonder how much these high prices will spread out to affect the consumer, corporate profits, corporate spending and government spending.

  • Europe's Recent Rally May Be Cut Short Next Week Friday, 9 May 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    A recent bear-market rally in Europe may be cut short next week, when stocks are likely to be dragged lower as investors balk at the rising price of oil and fears that the financial sector woes are not over, return to haunt the markets.

  • Market Rally Signals Stocks Looking Past Recession Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:44 PM ET
    Stocks up

    “We're of the opinion that the market has likely seen the worst,” says Standard & Poor’s Chief Investment Strategist Sam Stovall. He's not alone.

  • Looking for Answers on Oil's Sudden Spike Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 3:13 PM ET

    Oil prices have soared nearly 10 percent in the past four sessions alone, and CNBC asked the experts for insights and answers.

  • ‘This Inflation Speed-Up Must Be Taken Seriously’ Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 2:57 PM ET

    U.S. economist John Lipsky, who is the first deputy managing director of the IMF, is giving a speech today before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that warns of the spread of global inflation.

  • Dollar Falls Vs. Euro on Comments from ECB Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The U.S. dollar pulled back from a two-month high against the euro after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged and its president's comments focused more on inflation than some had expected.

  • Paulson: Tax Rebates to Aid Economy by Summer Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 12:29 PM ET
    Henry M. Paulson, US Treasury Secretary

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday tax rebates now being issued to Americans will immediately help consumers and bolster the economy by summer.

  • Financials Drag Euro Stocks Lower Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday, weighed by financials after the region's top two central banks kept rates on hold as expected and investors saw little to suggest euro zone borrowing costs would fall soon.

  • Australian Jobs Jump in April, Underpin Economy Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:59 PM ET

    Australia employment growth blew past expectations in April, pointing to a still-healthy labor market even as other parts of the economy buckle before higher interest rates and rising living costs.

  • South Korea Holds Rates as Prices, Economy Worry Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:07 PM ET
    Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for the ninth consecutive month on Thursday, saying Asia's fourth-largest economy was faced with conflicting risks from inflation and economic slowdown.

  • Dollar Broadly Firmer, Weak Data Drives Euro Lower Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar gained broadly on Wednesday, supported by hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official that helped cement views that the U.S. central bank's cycle of aggressive interest rate cuts may be nearing an end.