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  • The 42.35% Chance: A Chat with Greenspan Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 6:37 PM ET

    If you want to know what former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan thinks are the current chances of a recession, try this:  When I sat down with him to do a “fireside chat” in Washington D.C., he said that he thought the odds of a recession were higher but still below 50 percent.”

  • Recession Worries Grow, But Signals Are Mixed Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 1:57 PM ET
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    Recession talk is heating up as the slumping U.S. housing market threatens to shackle free-spending consumers, yet stocks remain near record highs, indicating that many investors see little cause for alarm.

  • Consumers Keep Spending While Inflation Eases Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 1:20 PM ET

    U.S. consumers spent more freely in August, soothing immediate concerns that the housing bust would stall the economy, and inflation eased, helping clear the way for lower interest rates.

  • Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Friday that market turmoil could hit the U.S. economy and that a moderation in inflation gave the Fed room to cut interest rates last week.

  • Investment bank Goldman Sachs has slashed its forecasts for economic growth in the United States, Japan and Europe, joining numerous forecasters who are abruptly changing view since the start of a global credit crunch.

  • Euro-Zone Inflation, Sentiment Signals ECB on Hold Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 7:26 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation rebounded in September above the European Central Bank's target for the first time in a year but market turmoil depressed economic sentiment, making another ECB interest rate rise less likely.

  • Fed's Mishkin Says Inflation Is Low Thanks to Policy Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 4:01 AM ET

    Tight central bank monetary policies and well-grounded expectations of low inflation are to thank for low inflation in recent years, not globalization, Federal Reserve Governor Frederic Mishkin said on Thursday.

  • Greenspan: Less than 50% Chance of Recession Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 3:57 AM ET

    The probability of the U.S. economy slipping into recession has increased recently but is still less than 50/50, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greeenspan said in comments broadcast on Friday.

  • Japan Output Jumps, Inflation Falls for 7th Month Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 10:13 PM ET

    Japanese industrial production jumped in August and is seen rising further despite global market turmoil, while core consumer prices fell from a year earlier for the seventh straight month as expected.

  • Australia's September Inflation Rise, Rate Increase Eyed Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 10:04 PM ET

    Inflation in Australia accelerated to the top of the central bank's comfort zone in September, a private survey suggested on Friday, keeping the door open for yet another rise in interest rates.

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  • Economy Grew 3.8% in Spring; Jobless Claims Tumble Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    The economy rebounded with a good head of steam in the spring before a credit crisis raised new fears about longer-term business health.

  • Durable-Goods Orders Take Biggest Dive in 7 Months Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    New orders for costly U.S.-manufactured goods dropped at the sharpest rate in seven months during August as demand fell across nearly every major category.

  • Gloom Over Holiday Sales May Be Overdone Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 3:10 PM ET
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    High energy prices, the housing slump and worries about a recession may not have as much impact on holiday sales.

  • Retailers Hoping for a Green Christmas Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    The latest CNBC Holiday Central survey shows most expect holiday spending to grow 1% to 3% this year, the the smallest annual increase since 2002.

  • Bonds Close Slightly Up as Stocks Dip Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices finished mostly higher Monday, shaking off an early decline and benefiting from a downturn in the stock market. In general, stocks have risen while Treasurys have been driven lower in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision last week to reduce official rates by a full half percentage point.

  • Fisher: Fed Tiller Can Steer Either Way Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 2:57 PM ET
  • The text from a speech given by Ben Bernanke on "Education and Economic Competitiveness" in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2007.

  • Credit Crunch Unlikely to Let Up Soon, IMF Warns Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 12:32 PM ET

    Turmoil in global credit and money markets will likely continue as investors worry about the size of financial losses and where they might appear, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday.

  • Not So Fast On Weak Dollar Concerns Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    There's a lot of concern about whether a weaker dollar could cause higher U.S. inflation, but CNBC’s Steve Liesman says not so fast.