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  • Borrowing Costs Expected to Decline Further Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    U.S. individuals and businesses are likely to see their borrowing costs drop further as the Federal Reserve weighs another interest-rate reduction to bolster a sagging economy.

  • Stocks to Nibble At While Waiting for Market Bottom Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Recession. Bear market. Credit crunch. Is it better to stay out of the stock market or use the recent selloff as a buying opportunity?

  • Is the US Just Talking Itself Into a Recession? Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Talk may be cheap, but the endless chatter about a looming recession may wind up being very costly to the US economy.

  • Dollar Rises as US Economic Fears Recede Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 12:26 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar rose Friday as investors scaled back bets for another aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cut next week and on optimism a $150 billion stimulus package would help support the U.S. economy.

  • Fukui Talks Low Rates Despite Japan Inflation Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 10:16 PM ET

    Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui pledged on Friday to keep monetary conditions loose, reinforcing market expectations that rates will stay low, even as government data showed inflation at its highest in a decade.

  • South Korea's Economic Growth Tops Forecasts Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    South Korea's economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter as capital investment picked up, data showed on Friday, but fears of a slowdown were mounting due to deepening troubles in the U.S. economy.

  • And What is the ECB Waiting For?!?!?! Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Ok, now we've got that emergency rate cut from the Fed AND the full 75 bp the markets wanted...

  • Pakistan Battles Inflation, Not Just Militants Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 12:59 PM ET
    Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

    Keeping food and energy prices under control while presiding over a growing economy will be a key task for any government that emerges from the February elections, Finance Minister Salman Shah tells CNBC.com.

  • Recession? Jobs Report Signals Stronger Economy Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:57 AM ET

    Weekly jobless claims for the second week appeared to defy the conclusion that conditions in the labor market are pointing to a recession.

  • Bush Calls for $145 Billion In Tax Relief for Economy Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    President Bush on Friday called for about $145 billion worth of tax relief and other incentives to stimulate a sagging economy and fend off a possible recession.

  • Hawkish ECB Official Pushes Euro Up vs. Dollar Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:35 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the euro on Thursday as strong German business confidence data andtough inflation comments by a European Central Bank policy-maker dashed hopes for a near-term interest rate cut in the euro zone.

  • Wall Street Now Betting On Another 3/4 Point Rate Cut Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Forget a half-point cut. Wall Street is now speculating that the Fed will lower rates another three-quarters of a point next week.

  • Europe Slams the Door On Interest-Rate Cuts Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 1:12 PM ET
    European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet

    ECB President Trichet appears to shun an interest rate cut in favor of fighting inflation, contributing to another round of selling in global stock markets.

  • Worries That The Good Times Were Mostly a Mirage Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    The recent financial turmoil has many causes, but they are tied to a basic fear that some of the economic successes of the last generation may yet turn out to be a mirage.

  • Congressional Budget Office Doesn't Foresee Recession Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 10:41 AM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    The slowing economy will not sink into an election-year recession and an economic rebound is likely beginning next year, the CBO forecast Wednesday.

  • US Economy Casts A Long, Dark Shadow Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 10:17 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    There was a time when many thought Europe and the rest of the global economy might finally be able to withstand a downturn in the US. So much for wishful thinking. The spectre of a recession on top of a malignant credit crunch is the talk of the town.

  • Fed Cut 'Well Measured Move' to Avert Recession: Snow Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's decision to slash interest rates by 75  basis points on Tuesday was a bold, well measured move to avoid a sharp slowdown in the U.S. economy, John Snow, former U.S. Treasury Secretary & chairman of Cerberus Capital, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe."

  • Yen Rallies vs. Dollar, Euro, Recession Woes Persist Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 9:08 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The yen rose across the board on Wednesday as falling European stocks encouraged investors to reduce exposure to risky assets and unwind carry trades despite the Federal Reserve's hefty interest rate cut.

  • Heard In Davos: Nailing the Problem of A U.S. Recession Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 7:22 AM ET

    Economic slowdown and market disruption is the talk of Davos, in official forums, on camera and informal chats in halls and shuttle vans. Other issues like the environment and health are taking a back seat.

  • Guess What? Central Bankers Get it Wrong too… Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 6:04 AM ET

    Ok, now we've got that emergency rate cut from the Fed AND the full 75 bp the markets wanted...

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