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  • Import Prices Up Surprising 0.2% Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. import prices posted a surprising 0.2% rise in November even though oil import prices fell, according to a new government report this morning.

  • Finland's Inflation Surges to 2.1% Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 4:00 AM ET

    Finland's annual inflation rate jumped to 2.1%  in November, the highest figure in almost five years, the government statistics agency said Thursday.

  • German consumer prices dipped in November as lower fuel prices caused an easing on costs in Europe's biggest economy.

  • U.K. Inflation Rises to 2.7% in November Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 5:20 AM ET

    Consumer price inflation in the United Kingdom accelerated to 2.7% percent in November compared to the same month a year ago -- the highest rate in a decade, the government said Tuesday.

  • Better Than Expected Jobs Report Good For Economy? Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 9:12 AM ET

    The U.S. jobs numbers are out -- 132,000 new jobs – unemployment rate is 4.5% - and average hourly earnings are up 0.2%. On this morning's "Squawk Box," Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s.com, along with CNBC’s Ron Insana and Steve Liesman sifted through all the data and weighed in on what it means.

  • In an exclusive interview on cnbc.com, Chicago Fed President Michael Moskow said inflation is moving in the right direction, but the Fed isn't prepared to let down its guard.

  • Japan Inflation Slows, Casts Doubts Over Rate Hike Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | 10:25 AM ET

    slower-than-expected rise in Japan's inflation rate threw cold water on hopes of an interest rate hike by the Bank of Japan

  • Home Prices' Gain Smallest Since '98 Thursday, 30 Nov 2006 | 1:51 PM ET

    Average U.S. home prices rose 7.73% over the 12 months to Sep. 30, but the quarter-to-quarter gain was the lowest since 1998 and indicates a sharp deceleration in house price gains, the U.S. Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.